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Wave heights pose risks for floating firms

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Floating offshore wind has reached an inflection point in its global growth.

ScotWind: 5 talking points from 25GW tender

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The sector’s eyes were on Scotland at 10am local time as the Crown Estate Scotland shared the winners of the ScotWind seabed tender.

Is nuclear key for the energy transition?

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The new year chimes had barely finished ringing when Germany and Austria hit out at European Union plans to label nuclear and natural gas as ‘green’.

10 predictions for the wind industry in 2022

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Good morning and welcome back.

What did we get right in our 2021 predictions?

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Let’s celebrate the true spirit of Christmas: accountability.

Are you ready for a hacky Christmas?

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It is three weeks since Danish turbine giant Vestas revealed it had fallen victim to a major cyberattack. While the company said it was able to get most of its IT systems back up within a fortnight, the revelations have kept coming.

Irish offshore: "It's time for deliverability"

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“The opportunity to be at the beginning of an industry in my home country Ireland was too great a chance to miss.”

Andrex maker rolls out wind for UK plants

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Last week, Kimberly-Clark signed a power purchase agreement with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust that will lead to the construction of a wind farm in Scotland that will power 80% of the company’s UK electricity needs.

Wind gets warning on human rights abuses

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“The stability we all depend on is breaking. This story is one of inequality as well as instability."

Financing Wind: Industry hails policy tailwind

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US onshore wind is poised for phenomenal growth this decade because of policies in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Act.