The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

31/01/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Europe needs commitment to wind

Last year was a record-breaker in terms of offshore wind investment. This shows that Europe has great potential to remain the global leader in this part of the wind sector. 

However, it must deliver on this potential, as there is still uncertainty over volumes and regulation in key European offshore markets after 2020. 

These are the headlines from the annual offshore statistics that WindEur ...

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Posted

27/01/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Offshore wind needs long-term plans in Europe

Last year was a record-breaker in terms of offshore wind investment. This shows that Europe has great potential to remain the global leader in this part of the wind sector.

However, it must deliver on this potential, as there is still uncertainty over volumes and regulation in key European offshore markets after 2020.

These are the headlines from the annual offshore statistics that WindEurop ...

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Posted

14/12/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Profit-conscious Shell dives in to offshore



Last month Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden told the Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that he did not see enough profitability in the renewables industry. We covered this in a Wind Watch at the time, so why are we bringing it up again so soon?

Simply, because Shell seems keener to invest in renewables than his words then suggest. The Dutch utility is leading the consortium that, ...

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Posted

07/12/2016

Author

Adam Barber

A day at sea: the energy behind the energy

In offshore wind, few things are constant.  However, one thing that is, is that everyone in the industry always – without fail - has an opinion on how the market is shaping up. 

They’ll tell you how you can cut costs, how you can create greater efficiencies, how you can streamline project management or how you can use new and existing kit more effectively to drive future progress.

But just h ...

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Posted

17/11/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Strategic shift paved way for Vattenfall’s record-breaking deal



In September, Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall won contracts to build two offshore wind farms totalling 350MW in Danish waters, at a levelised cost of energy of €64/MWh.

It was a record low price until last week, when it was beaten by a familiar company: itself.

Vattenfall has now won the tender to build the 600MW Kriegers Flak project in the waters off Denmark at €49.90/MWh, which ...

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Posted

08/11/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Who are the 100 most influential people in wind? Find out now!



Today is the day! Yes, the US people finally get to vote in the presidential election.

And, more importantly, we are publishing our Top 100 Power People. Now in its fifth year, this is our definitive look at the wind industry’s most influential power-brokers.

The two events are not completely unrelated. One of our biggest findings from this year’s Top 100 is that one-third of the top peo ...

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