Analysis

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Will the Nordics remain a wind powerhouse?

Growth in onshore wind in the Nordics has outstripped the rest of Europe in the last five years. But will this momentum continue in the next five?

Interview: Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, RWE Renewables

As CEO of RWE Renewables, Dotzenrath has overseen the emergence of the company as a major player in the worldwide renewable energy market with a project pipeline of more than 30GW.

Japanese offshore wind: A decade on from Fukushima

After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, the Fukushima Prefecture moved quickly to support floating wind, which is a much-needed technology for offshore wind projects in Japan’s deep waters.

Will consolidation speed up digitisation?

Will a wave of consolidation in the wind sector speed up the adoption of digital asset management strategies at large wind operators?

Can investors unlock Africa's potential?

South Africa’s notorious southeasterly wind, the Cape Doctor, has colleagues across the continent.

Q&A interview: Northland Power's Nigel Slater

In an exclusive interview with A Word About Wind, Nigel Slater, managing director, development - Europe at Toronto-headquartered Northland Power, says the acquisition of the company’s first land-based renewables project in Europe, as well as the upcoming German power auctions, are among the main priorities this year.

Europe falls short despite Covid resilience

On Thursday, the trade body published research on total wind installations in Europe in 2020.

Texas sets scene for Biden's defining battle

The Texas blackouts show what the US wind sector will have to deal with during the Biden years – and how to handle it.

Marketwatch: Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

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UK offshore fees: leap forward or misstep?

On Monday, The Crown Estate announced the winners of seabed sites for projects that could total up to 8GW.