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What the US offshore sector could learn from Europe

What the US offshore sector could learn from Europe

Cross-border coordination has helped European countries leverage planned transmission infrastructure, achieve resource flexibility and gain economies of scale, a study commissioned by New York state has found.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

France takes first steps to 1GW offshore tender

France takes first steps to 1GW offshore tender

France has set in motion a national public debate to help identify an approximately 300km2 area off the coast of Normandy suitable for up to 1GW of offshore wind to be tendered in 2020 with the new permitting process designed to speed up project execution.

Japan identifies 11 offshore wind sites

Japan identifies 11 offshore wind sites

Japanese authorities have identified 11 sites with the potential for offshore wind development.

Equinor and Ørsted win in New York

Equinor and Ørsted win in New York

Equinor and a partnership between the market leader Ørsted and US utility Eversource have been selected as the two preferred bidders for almost 1.7GW of offshore wind in a New York solicitation.

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.

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.