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Trump's 'America first' foreign policy erodes work on climate

Almost 200 countries have sent representatives to discuss climate initiatives at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The shadow cast by Donald Trump's withdrawal from the global climate pact leaves some nations questioning why they must shoulder the burden instead.

US blade manufacturer opens tech center in Denmark

Denmark is strengthening its position as a hub for the development of wind turbine blades as US-based TPI Composites plans to open a research and technology center in the city of Kolding next year. It remains uncertain how many engineers the company will hire.

Rockwool moves in on European investments in 2018

After years of major investments in new factories in North America, the firm might now set it sights on western Europe. However, the group CEO plans to test the durability of the economic recovery first.

US authorities fine Statoil for manipulation

According to US authorities, Statoil attempted, over a period of time, to manipulate a propane index in efforts to avoid losses. The Norwegian oil company has been penalized with a fine.

Neas aims magic wand at huge wind project to significantly reduce risk

Danish energy trading specialists have found a seemingly undiscovered structure in the Nordic electricity market and will use it to cover risk on the largest corporate-based PPA in the world to date. Neas hopes that the "new and advanced balancing and hedging structure" can reduce risk for other wind turbine owners and secure the company solid footing in blossoming financial markets.

Vestas wakes up to new reality in 2018

ANALYSIS: Increased competition and downward price pressure have long been at the top of the agenda for all players in and around the wind industry. Yet it seems that the dark clouds have mainly loomed over others than Vestas. Today, rainfall hit the Danish manufacturer.

Republicans in US Senate oppose phasing out PTC

When the Vestas share took a dive last week due to concerns about deterioration of the US tax scheme for wind, it may have been in vain. Trendsetting Republican senators are now going against Trump's opposition of the PTC.

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