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Blade spinMainstream's back - but did it ever leave?Mainstream's back - but did it ever leave?
“Guess who’s back. Back again. Mainstream’s back. Tell a friend.”
Will Biden fix weaknesses in US onshore wind?Will Biden fix weaknesses in US onshore wind?
This month, Siemens Gamesa will stop making onshore turbines in the US.
Afterglow OffshoreTackling floating wind's funding challengesTackling floating wind's funding challenges
There must be something in the water.
Aramco underwhelms in green reportAramco underwhelms in green report
Renewable energy companies in Europe have started presenting wind and solar as ‘freedom energy’ while they seek to wean the continent of Russian oil and gas.
Afterglow OffshoreAzerbaijan faces Caspian conundrumAzerbaijan faces Caspian conundrum
“Azerbaijan has effectively leveraged our oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea for the benefit of our country’s economic development. But the world is changing, and it is time to tap into a new resource in our seas – the power of offshore wind.”
C-suite dithering is empowering hackersC-suite dithering is empowering hackers
It is eight years since more than 1,000 energy firms in Europe and the US were hit by malware from Russian hackers Energetic Bear.
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.