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Global investment falls in first half of 2019

Global investment falls in first half of 2019

A fall in Chinese clean energy investment as the country moves from government tariffs to an auction system dragged down global spending in the first half of the year, according to new analysis from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

'Successful auction key for curbing emissions', UK told

'Successful auction key for curbing emissions', UK told

The UK government should prioritise making the third contract for differences (CfD) round a success as part of its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.

Tax incentive boost for US offshore

Tax incentive boost for US offshore

Two bills have been introduced into the US Senate to extend tax credits for the offshore wind sector until 2025 or 2027 respectively.

Global offshore wind market grows 16% in 12 months

Global offshore wind market grows 16% in 12 months

The growth of the global market for offshore wind is accelerating, with the combined capacity of projects in various stages of development increasing 16% in the last 12 months, according to new figures. This 16% annual growth rate is faster than the 10% rise in the previous 12-month period.

UK launches €112m scheme to boost offshore wind supply chain

UK launches €112m scheme to boost offshore wind supply chain

Research body ORE Catapult's ten year plan will support companies currently in the supply chain and enable others to enter the UK's offshore wind sector.

Maine governor endorses PPA for Aqua Ventus demonstrator

Maine governor endorses PPA for Aqua Ventus demonstrator

Maine's governor has demanded the state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approve the long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for output from a two-turbine, 12MW demonstration offshore wind farm.

Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Ireland has published a plan to increase its reliance on renewables from 30% today to 70% by 2030 by adding 12GW of additional clean energy capacity.

In depth

WindEconomics: How the UK reaches net-zero emissions by 2050

The UK government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC) mapped out the way for the country to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in a new report.

The hot and cold markets of 2019 so far

As we reach the mid-point of the year, Windpower Monthly takes a look at which markets are on a hot streak, and which are suffering from a freeze in installations.

Industry pleads for more ambition in offshore wind

A group of major industry players have called for further collaboration and a higher ambition in the offshore wind sector in northern Europe, as North Sea country governments agree to continue to work together on developing the sector.

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.