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B&W TurbineOllie Folayan on racism in renewablesOllie Folayan on racism in renewables
Renewables companies are losing out on talented professionals because of overt and subtle discrimination against workers from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, says Ollie Folayan, co-founder and CEO of the Association for BME Engineers in the UK. He told Richard Heap how firms can respond.
B&W TurbineSiemens eyes crossovers with €4bn dealSiemens eyes crossovers with €4bn deal
On Saturday, the worst kept secret in wind was finally confirmed: Siemens Energy wants to pay €4bn for the 33% it does not own of Siemens Gamesa.
Afterglow OffshoreWill Colombia tap its offshore wind potential?Will Colombia tap its offshore wind potential?
In January, the first new onshore wind farm in Colombia for 17 years was commissioned. The 20MW Guajira 1 plant brings the country’s total wind capacity to 38MW.
Solar top viewInterview: Priit Lepasepp, CEO, SunlyInterview: Priit Lepasepp, CEO, Sunly
Richard Heap interviews Sunly CEO Priit Lepasepp about the company’s plans in the Baltics and Poland.
Blade spinInterview: Scott Mackenzie, SUSI PartnersInterview: Scott Mackenzie, SUSI Partners
Scott Mackenzie, Head of Asset Management at Swiss asset manager SUSI Partners, has worked in the energy sector for 20 years. Richard Heap caught up with him to discuss the energy crunch, hydrogen and more.
B&W TurbineInterview: Sam Goss, Octopus RenewablesInterview: Sam Goss, Octopus Renewables
Sam Goss, Head of Investments at Octopus Renewables, joined the company in 2014 and has played a key role in its expansion into the wind industry. Richard Heap spoke to him for his views on innovation in the sector.
Rolling HillsA bright future: Will BOEM follow New York template in next US tenders?A bright future: Will BOEM follow New York template in next US tenders?
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Can the Philippines kickstart offshore wind?Can the Philippines kickstart offshore wind?
Made up of 7,641 islands, the Philippines must contend with its topography if it is to move to a green electricity system.
Turbines on WaterInterview: Allan Baker, Societe GeneraleInterview: Allan Baker, Societe Generale
Allan Baker, Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance at French bank Societe Generale, has been involved in the offshore wind sector for more than 15 years. Richard Heap spoke to him for his view on the sector.
Who's leading in European wind?Who's leading in European wind?
The European wind industry has encountered numerous blockades on the road to profitability and success over the last 18 months.