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Vattenfall deal with Skandia marks wind power first for Sweden


Vattenfall and banking and insurance company Skandia are jointly investing almost $264m to build four wind farms in Sweden with a total output of 141 MW.

Softbank invests $7m in flying wind turbine


Japanese telecoms giant Softbank has announced plans to invest $7m in startup wind technology company Altaeros Energies.

Iberdrola and Neoenergia win three wind projects in Brazil


Spanish company Iberdrola and its Brazilian partner Neoenergia have been awarded three wind farm projects in Brazil, for a total capacity of 90 MW.

Policy uncertainty nixes Northern Irish wind farm


A consortium led by Dong Energy is to scrap plans for Northern Ireland’s first offshore wind farm due to policy uncertainty.

Siemens installs offshore turbine on land in Germany


Siemens has installed its first 6 MW wind turbine on land in Germany.

Alstom opens France’s first offshore wind turbine factories


Alstom has today inaugurated France’s first offshore wind turbine production plants.

Areva "open to all options" in bid to reduce debt


The chief operating officer of troubled French nuclear and offshore wind company Areva has said his firm is open to all options in a bid to reduce its debt.

EON sells US wind farms to Enbridge for $650m


E.ON has sold an 80 per cent stake in two US wind farms to Canadian energy firm Enbridge for $650m.

Gas powers UK electricity generation in Q3


The temporary closure of nuclear power units, coal station outages and lower-than-expected gas prices fuelled a surge in gas-fired power generation in the third quarter of the year.

UK green bank purchases £240m stake in Norwegian power producer


UK- government-owned Green Investment Bank has purchased a 20 per cent stake in the company responsible for developing the Sheringham offshore wind park.

E.ON reduces size of British wind farm


The Rampion wind farm off the coast of Brighton, southern England is to be reduced in size, following concerns about visual impact on the local environment.

Coal to remain dominant despite decline says report


A study by consultancy Frost & Sullivan predicts coal is set to generate nearly 34 per cent of global electricity in 2030, with investment driven by China and India.

Nuclear and renewables to benefit in $2trn Chinese anti-pollution drive


The practicalities behind the China-US agreement on emissions last week are coming into focus.

Turkey and US sign wind power deal


Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.

Global wind power expansion for GE


General Electric is looking to build its global portfolio of wind power projects, and plans to have a presence in 35 countries next year.

Securing the future of offshore wind: steps to reducing the cost of energy


Offshore wind as a source of energy is still unknown in many parts of the world. In other parts it is still a distant dream and only a small amount of the global population understand the enormous potential this technology has, and how it can impact the world and our efforts to achieve a low carbon future.

China Three Gorges prepares for diversified future


The China Three Gorges Group are planning to diversify its engineering activities, as it prepares for the prospect of less opportunities in the hydroelectric power space.

Brazil to leapfrog US as world’s biggest biopower market


Brazil is poised to overtake the US as the world’s leading biopower market according to new research.

Brazil holds renewable energy auctions


Brazil has held several renewable energy auctions over the past several weeks. One of the most important, the nation's first solar auction, awarded 500 MW in projects.

Brazilian wind and biogas projects to encourage foreign investment


Brazil's Ministry of Energy has included a 29.5 MW biogas plant and a further 54 MW of wind power in the government's Regime for Infrastructure Development (REIDI).