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The future of wind in Australian versus Great British energy markets

Wind is set to become a dominant source of power as governments look to reduce their carbon emissions and although technology and wind resources are similar across the world the risk and values that wind power creates is primarily driven by the characteristics of the markets.

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World clean energy investment slips in 1H 2019

The first half of 2019 saw a 39% slowdown in renewable energy investment in the world’s biggest market, China, to US$ 28.8 billion, the lowest figure for any half-year period since 2013, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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New £1.5 million fund for UK offshore wind innovators

A new £1.5 million programme is offering UK innovators developing products and services for the offshore wind market the opportunity to test and demonstrate them at a real wind farm.

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Joint project between wind and chemical industry on wind turbine recycling

WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Today, 2.5 million tons of composite material are in use in the wind energy sector.

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Offshore Wind Accelerator launches open source benchmarking competition to improve wind resource estimates

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an international competition to improve current wind resource models in the offshore wind industry. The competition will allow modellers access to six validation cases from operational wind farms in the North Sea, owned by the OWA’s industry partners.

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Renewables cover 44% of Germany’s electricity consumption

In the first half of 2019, solar, wind and other renewable sources accounted for 44% of the electricity consumed in Germany. Preliminary calculations by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) yielded this figure. Renewables had accounted for 39% of electricity consumption in the first half of 2018.

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