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Policy & Markets

02 Mar | Costs fall in French onshore wind tender – industry calls for administrative streamlining and policy certainty to keep this up

Costs have fallen in the latest French onshore wind tender, according to the results released by the French Government.

21 Feb | First 2018 onshore wind auction in Germany: fair competition, low prices and community projects still among the winners

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) announced the winners of the first onshore wind auction for 2018.

83 projects with a total capacity of 709 MW were awarded a contract. 132 projects with a total capacity of 989 MW participated in the auction.

29 Nov | Hedging emerges as potential solution for wind energy resource risk

By 2030 only 6% of Europe’s wind energy capacity will be unexposed to market risks through support schemes, down from 75% today. This means that the transition to auctions allocating renewable energy support comes with more exposure to price risk.

19 Mar | New wind energy record set - during another British cold snap

RenewableUK is highlighting a new wind energy record set on Saturday, when wind generated 14.3 gigawatts of electricity for the first time – supplying more than a third of Britain’s power needs.

14 Mar | Government inaction leads to wind turbine factory liquidation

RenewableUK says the Government’s failure to set out how it intends to deliver small-scale renewable energy in the future has led to one of the small wind sector’s best-known and most iconic companies going into liquidation. 

08 Mar | New plans to finance sustainable growth could support new investments in wind energy

The European Commission today published plans to help finance sustainable growth. These could help re-direct capital from conventional power plants to wind energy.

08 Mar | FOWIND Publishes Offshore Wind Feasibility Studies for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

Facilitating India’s transition towards low carbon economy by developing offshore wind power