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Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.

Danish industry calls for 3GW vision

Danish industry calls for 3GW vision

DENMARK: Following reports of a new 800MW project to be offered off the Danish coast, the country's wind industry association has called on the government to set a 3GW pipeline.

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.

Total European wind investments up 9%

Total European wind investments up 9%

EUROPE: Investors in new wind farms got more for their money last year as auction systems and technological advances drove down costs, according to a new report.

Taiwan sets out 5.5GW plan

Taiwan sets out 5.5GW plan

TAIWAN: The ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) plans to select 3.5GW of offshore projects by the end of April, and auction a further 2GW later this year, it has announced.

Review of UK offshore wind supply chain launched

Review of UK offshore wind supply chain launched

UK: The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a review of the UK supply chain ahead of publishing a development plan later this year.

French associations in offshore plea

French associations in offshore plea

FRANCE: A strongly worded statement by the French renewable energy association SER, the French Maritime Cluster (CMF), which represents maritime industries, and the naval industrial federation GICAN has called on the government not to "destroy" the offshore wind sector.

In depth

'We will see renewables compete on levelised cost of energy'

UNITED STATES: Demand for clean energy, digitalisation and moving away from centralised grid systems will be the growing trends in the US power market over the next five years, according to Lars Andersen, new North American president of K2 Management.

Offshore wind more valuable than onshore in some areas

UNITED STATES: In densely populated regions such as the north-east, the proximity to major cities adds value to offshore wind projects, according to a new report.

Turkey plans to enter offshore with 1GW tender

TURKEY: Turkish energy minister Berat Albayrak unveiled plans in late February for a 1GW offshore wind project, with a tender set to be held later this year.

A handful of major markets drive growth

WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.

WindEconomics: Longer contracts bring lower prices

EUROPE: The zero-subsidy German offshore wind farms discussed in the July issue will be commissioned in 2024, by which time offshore-wind prices are likely to have come down and wholesale electricity prices are likely to have gone up.


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