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Key to Swedish offshore wind soon ready

The Swedish wind sector is preparing to launch into offshore, and the government's parliamentary support parties say that the grid connection fee for offshore wind will soon be removed.

Siemens Gamesa stops sixth factory

After coronavirus infections turned up at yet another Spanish factory and the halt on UK production, more of the OEM's blade factories are idle than in operation. (Updated with a statement from Vestas, 13:57 CET)

Wind farm of 160 MW dropped after 14 years of development

Norway's Energy Minister Tina Bru's rejection of Andmyran Vind's postponed commissioning means that plans for a 160 MW wind farm as well as a connected hydrogen plant are now shelved. Developers and local politicians are disappointed and surprised.

Swedish wind sector's rosiest dream turns into nightmare

Finally, Sweden's authorities now announce that they're working to end the national RE subsidy scheme by the end of 2021. The domestic wind sector has long yearned for its discontinuation, but the proposal, however, is useless in its current formulation, says sector lobby.

Wind CEO says Covid-19 is a moving target

The coronavirus pandemic is a "crisis unlike anything the market has ever seen," says Woodmac and slashes several gigawatts off its annual forecast. There are many potential problems, and it's hard to say when and how hard the effects will hit, says Nordex' CEO.

Siemens Gamesa and Vestas close with the rest of India

Unlike other countries in the midst of a lockdown, the wind sector has currently not received dispensation to maintain production in the world's second-largest wind turbine manufacturing nation, where all factories are closed.

Quarantine rules lead to construction halt

Construction of new energy and infrastructure projects has stalled at many building sites in Norway due to quarantine rules, a shortage of international personnel as well as late deliveries.

Big players plan project to supply green transport fuel

A new consortium sets out to build a PtX plant in Scandinavia that can convert waste into sustainable methanol as an alternative transport fuel. Six of such facilities will be established in the Nordic region over the coming ten years.

GWEC to politicians: Look beyond LCOE

Renewable energy utilization must be improved, and politicians must think beyond mere prices and instead address system optimization, writes trade association in a new report.

German market has become "negligible" for Nordex

In a period of three years, the German OEM's domestic market has gone from complete primacy to practically zilch for Nordex, which maintains a pessimistic outlook on the market's resurgence both this year and in 2021.

Nordex considers reopening US factory

The German OEM's US nacelle factory closed down in 2013 but could reopen again if the trade war continues, says Nordex, eying major potential in the country after 2021.

India shuts completely down

In an effort to delay and prevent the spread of coronavirus contagion, India shuts down entirely for three weeks, entailing a complete public curfew, says prime minister.

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