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Corporates ready to do more on climate action and call for easier access to renewable energy

Almost 100 organisations led by major corporates today signalled their willingness to do more on climate action calling on European governments to make it easier to invest and directly source renewable energy. The group signed this declaration at the RE-Source 2018 event in Amsterdam.

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Solar and onshore wind leading as cheapest source of new bulk power

BNEF LCOE H2 2018Falling technology costs means unsubsidised solar and/or onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan, according to BloombergNEF's '2H 2018 LCOE' report. This includes China and India, where not long ago coal was king. In India, best-in-class solar and wind plants are now half the cost of new coal plants.

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DOE announces funding for advanced wind turbine generator R&D

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office has announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Advanced Next-Generation, High-Efficiency, Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator." 

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Improved monsoon winds help Indian power producers in 2018

Vaisala IndiaWind speeds in India during the 2018 monsoon season were significantly higher than normal, and up to 20% higher than long-term averages in some regions, according to wind performance maps Vaisala published. These higher wind speeds will benefit wind farm production; this is welcome news for wind energy operators and investors, who have faced several years of lower-than-normal wind energy production during the monsoon period.

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Wind energy set to become EU's largest power source well before 2030

Wind energy is set overtake coal, nuclear and gas to become the EU’s largest power source well before 2030. This is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2018 World Energy Outlook.

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US offshore wind market handbook to help investors

Atkins and law firm K&L Gates have released an Offshore Wind Market Handbook to help guide investors through technical and regulatory issues in the emerging US offshore wind market.

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