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Is deep sea mining a threat to offshore wind? May 21, 2024

Six developers have warned that the New Zealand government could set offshore wind in the nation back by 50 years if it backs plans for seabed mining in South Taranaki Bight. As governments worldwide look to balance the needs of different industries in their waters, the growth of seabed mining is a cause for concern.

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FERC moves to unlock US grid investment May 16, 2024

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published new rules on 13th May that are designed to accelerate investment in the country’s transmission network. But while the order aims to support the expansion of US wind, solar and energy storage, it also faces criticism for the powers it takes away from states.

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Should governments cap wind turbine sizes? May 14, 2024

Wind industry experts are calling on governments to cap turbine sizes to help reduce pressure on the supply chain and force turbine makers to focus on the reliability of their machines. But recent financial results suggest that western turbine makers are already taking a more conservative approach.

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All eyes on Albanese after Australia backs 25GW May 7, 2024

The Australian government has backed 12 offshore wind projects totalling up to 25GW off the coast of Victoria, and is poised to announce further support for renewables in next week’s budget. But will this be enough to super-charge growth in the offshore wind and wider renewable energy supply chain?

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Denmark starts 10GW tender – but will it deliver? April 30, 2024

Denmark has started its tender for six sites with the potential for up to 10GW of offshore wind farms. But bidders are reportedly concerned about the lack of subsidies, the need for grid investment, and plans for the state to retain 20% stakes in winning projects.

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South Africa: Power in spotlight as election looms April 22, 2024

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress faces losing its majority in next month’s election as a result of public anger about corruption and the state of public services, including the power grid. We look at how the government is trying to overcome recent failures with the REIPPPP regime.

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What is LM Wind Power’s future in GE Vernova? April 17, 2024

Newly-listed GE Vernova plans to cut around 10% of the global workforce at turbine blade specialist LM Wind Power, which it bought for $1.65bn in 2017, and said LM is set to focus on external customers. We look at what this drive to be leaner and more profitable means for LM in the months ahead.

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EU announces probe as Chinese ambitions grow April 9, 2024

Chinese wind turbine makers are looking to make inroads outside China as they seek to increase their global stranglehold. In response, the EU has launched a probe into the use of Chinese turbines, echoing concerns from the US.

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Is offshore wind going to take off in Brazil? April 2, 2024

Offshore wind projects of over 189GW are in the development pipeline in Brazil, with Corio and Neoenergia both making new commitments last week. But investor enthusiasm is being tempered by the country’s unclear regulatory regime and the rising cost of offshore wind globally.

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US boosts developers with tax credit flexibility March 26, 2024

Guidance on tax credits from the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on 22nd March should give offshore wind developers greater flexibility in how they take projects to financial close — and make them look at their SCADA systems with fresh eyes.

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German developers become hot M&A targets March 19, 2024

Germany led Europe for new wind installations in 2023 and permitting is becoming easier too. This is translating into interest in buyouts of German renewable energy developers, including KKR’s €2.8bn takeover of Encavis and the acquisition by Octopus of a 50% stake in Lintas.

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Which companies are rising stars in renewables in 2024? March 11, 2024

Tamarindo looks at the most interesting companies that have been founded in the last five years in the wind, solar, energy storage and power-to-X sectors. These firms are doing big deals now and primed for growth in the years ahead.