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China wind sector to post record growth


China’s wind sector is set to post record growth this year despite persistent challenges, new analysis has found.

Power Engineering International Newscast


Kelvin Ross presents this week's newscast - a round-up of the latest headlines being discussed in power industry circles.

Vestas plans new inroads in Chinese wind market


Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is strategizing to increase its market penetration in China, where it currently lags behind domestic producers.

Return of high winds set to boost UK capacity margin


The fire that saw half of the Didcot B power plant taken off the grid this week will not threaten the UK’s energy security as high winds have contributed to a healthier capacity margin.

Vattenfall sells Dutch power assets


Swedish utility Vattenfall’s subsidiary Nuon Energy has agreed to sell its thermal power assets in the Netherlands to Dutch energy firm Eneco.

Chile to encourage joint energy investments by companies and communities


Chile's energy ministry is to send a draft law to Congress designed to encourage association between the nation's utilities and the communities that own the land on which energy projects are being carried out.

RES Offshore completes Met Mast project


RES Offshore has successfully completed its first Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the design and installation of a Met Mast for the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

Gamesa overtakes Vestas to win Brazilian wind contract


Denmark's Vestas, a major wind turbine manufacturer, has lost a contract in Brazil with CPFL Renováveis, a subsidiary of CPFL Energia.

China to phase out solar and wind subsidies by 2020


China is set to dramatically reduce its subsidy support for solar and wind power, the nation’s 13th five-year energy plan (2016-2020) shows.

Onshore wind is cheapest power source says EU report


Onshore wind is a cheaper source of power than gas, coal and nuclear when ‘external’ factors such as air quality, human toxicity and climate change are considered, a new EU report has found.

Project Update


Abu Dhabi renewables company Masdar has taken a £525m ($860m) stake in a UK offshore wind farm.

Jordan ready to reap tri-fuel plant benefits


The world's largest internal combustion engine power plant is poised to enter commercial operation this month in Jordan.

A bad week for UK wind power


Wind power proved unpopular in the UK this week, with protests over several projects generating debate at the local and parliamentary levels and obstacles arising for other planned projects.

DNV GL comes out on top in E.ON wind forecasting competition


A competition run by E.ON to test accuracy in wind power computer modelling has been won by DNV GL.

Alstom awarded wind farm contracts in Brazil


Votalia Energia do Brasil has handed Alstom a $17.8m contract to provide electrical balance of plant systems at two wind farms in north-east Brazil totalling 201MW.

Swedish government moves to force shutdown of older nuclear reactors


With Sweden’s new government in place, its goal to shut down the nation’s older nuclear reactors is proceeding toward becoming policy.

Siemens chief says US should reinstate subsidy for wind power


The head of Siemens global energy business wants the US government to reinstate the tax credit for wind power, as the industry is not yet ready to compete with fossil fuels.

Germany makes progress on battery storage


The German state of Saxony-Anhalt is to be the site of two new energy storage units as the country looks to make progress on a technology that has the potential to speed up the rate of transition to renewable power.

China and Japan drive resurgence in clean energy investment


The world has invested 16 per cent more in renewable energy in the first nine months of 2014 than was spent at this time last year; however advocates warned that it is still short of what is needed to meet C02 reduction limits by 2020.

Brazil to invest over $14.7 bn in wind projects


The Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEeólica) has announced that investment in wind projects in the country will reach $14,782m between 2015 and 2018.