US Energy Department awards 6 new distributed wind component development and testing projects

The US Energy Department has announced six new contracts totaling US$ 1.49 million awarded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the DOE-funded Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP).

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UK government confirms up to £557 million for new renewable energy projects

Energy Minister Richard Harrington has confirmed that up to £557 million will be made available for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, to drive economic growth and clean up the energy system.

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Oklahoma’s wind mega project boosts 3Q clean energy investment

Seven giant wind projects, each costing between US$ 600 million and US$ 4.5 billion, and spread between the USA, Mexico, the UK, Germany, China and Australia, helped global clean energy investment to jump 40% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017. The latest figures from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance database of deals and projects show that the world invested US$ 66.9 billion in clean energy in 3Q 2017, up from US$ 64.9 billion in the second quarter of this year and US$ 47.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

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Scotland on track for record year of generation

Scotland is on track for a record year of renewable electricity generation, with output in the first half of 2017 17% greater than the same period in 2016.

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Wind could provide 30% of Europe's power by 2030

Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030 according to figures released by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course for an average installation rate of 12.6GW per year in the years up to 2020. This would take Europe to a total of 204GW by 2020.

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Changing conditions and implications for offshore wind O&M in Europe

Pressure mounts on offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) as strike prices continue to drop across Europe. MAKE’s latest research note investigates how the underlying conditions for offshore wind O&M will change in the future in tandem with the strike price reductions and the associated implications on offshore wind O&M.

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