Wind power

Signs of a rebound: Renewables' strong first quarter

An increasing share of small-scale solar in overall investment and the expansion of clean energy capital flows to more emerging economies has delivered a 10 per cent first quarter lift for global renewables.

Germany's renewed path, JA's trade jump

The week in clean energy saw Germany opt for a third way for renewables development, JA Solar eye a trade-barrier loophole, and EU carbon advance again.

The end of Germany's grassroots transition

Germany’s latest Energiewende reforms are a step towards giving renewables back to corporations.

Community tick sought for Grampians wind farm

Enerfin moves closer to first Australian farm; proposes 76-turbine project across sheep farming land.

Protests 'an option' at Gippsland wind farm

Industrial fight might delay $400m wind farm project: report.

Goldwind to rejig NSW wind farm

Developer applies to alter remainder of Gullen Range in wake of turbine location spat.

Japan's nuclear turn; China's staggered RETs

The week in clean energy saw Japan reboot nuclear, China reveal renewable target plans and EU carbon peg back 7.7 per cent of recent losses.

Wind to sink 40% under Coalition options

Generation to be considerably less under floating RET, carbon price repeal: Reputex

Acciona warns of RET sovereign risk

Drastic change would be short-sighted, says wind developer.

WA's by-election has left renewables vulnerable

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The release of the renewables target review discussion paper has coincided with the results of the WA election. Taken together, they pose an ominous threat to solar, wind and other renewables.

US wind gets found in transmission

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US wind power is breaking records, with transmission upgrades leading to new generation marks in Texas with other states to follow.

Cleantech stocks caught in a rut

Clean energy stocks fell further than the market benchmark for the quarter, although Actinogen, Papyrus Australia and AnaeCo enjoyed strong gains in March.

TrustPower offers neighbour bonus

Developer to plans voluntary handouts for SA wind farm.

ARENA’s future in doubt

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In a highly unusual move ARENA's CEO has issued a letter to potential funding applicants which suggests the organisation's future is in serious doubt. And the response from the Minister to the letter is not reassuring. Is the RET next?

Merkel agrees to more turbines

German states win agreement for greater offshore expansion in 'good day for wind energy'.

Offshore wind turbulence; EU carbon collapse

The week in clean energy saw, despite a bright note from Siemens, billions abandoned in UK offshore wind while European carbon tumbled 29.3% as volumes rose.

A US shale death via Texan wind?

The Lone Star state is enjoying record wind generation levels, as the leveled cost of wind and gas pull almost even in the national market.

Vestas secures €1bn loan

Danish wind giant confirms financing deal with six banks.

March enviro markets update – STCs and LGCs

The small-scale renewable market experienced a relatively tight supply-demand balance during the month while Clive Palmer's confusing policy weighed on the scheme’s large-scale sibling, the LGC.

Texas tops daily wind record with 10,000 MW

Clean energy turbines produced 29 per cent of state's power last Wednesday.

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