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Japan to lower feed-in tariff purchase prices towards 2019

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will cut the prices to buy electricity from wind and solar under the country’s feed-in tariff system over the three years until 2019. Public hearing will be organized and final decision is expected to be made by March 2017.

Several changes will be made to the Japanese FIT system:

Price will be set …

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Update on Facilitating Offshore Wind (FOWIND) Project in India

GWEC has been working on the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) Project for the past three years. This year we will install India’s first offshore wind research platform off the coast of Gujarat. The platform is being developed jointly by FOWIND, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE). The …

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Nexans join a close cooperation

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) and Nexans join a close cooperation in which the performance of new products and solutions all around the connection of higher voltage wind farm networks is continuously developed. In many years’ partnership Nexans supplies Medium Voltage OW projects with compact cable connection systems for 36 kV wind turbines. Today customized cable lengths are factory equipped …

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Cancellation of the auction threatens investment in wind energy

The Brazilian wind industry was taken by surprise on Wednesday the 14 December, when the news came in that the 2nd Reserve Energy Auction (2nd LER 2016) had been cancelled. Originally scheduled for 19 December, the auction was expected to include solar and wind energy. “At a time when the government is announcing a major package to stimulate investment, it …

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China’s new Five Year Energy Plan

The 13th Energy Five Year Plan (FYP) was released by National Energy Administration (NEA) on 5 January. The Energy FYP is the framework legislation defining energy development for the next five years in China. In parallel to the main Energy FYP, there are 14 other supporting FYPs, such as the Renewable Energy 13th FYP, Wind FYP, Electricity FYP etc, which …

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New Board was elected for the Uruguayan Wind Energy Association

The Uruguayan Wind Energy Association (AUDEE) got a new Board on 28 November elections. As a result, Mr Jorge Dosil was appointed as the new president of the association as well as of the new Board of Directors, whose members include Jorge Cernadas, Diego Portos Minetti, Nicolás Damboriarena and Santiago Mullin.

AUDEE is a non-profit organization founded in 2009, created by …

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Wind energy saved €15.7 billion to the electricity system for four years and €227 euros to each average consumer

The report of the Deloitte consultancy firm for the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), Wind Energy in the Spanish Economy 2012-2015, shows the extent to which the sector has been hit by the Energy Reform and the way how has managed to remain afloat despite the difficulties, with the consequent benefit to the Spanish economy. According to Deloitte, for the …

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Egyptian Wind Power Market Slow to Launch

With only 755MW of the 7.2GW wind power target by 2020 installed, the future of Egypt’s wind power market remains uncertain. Back in early 2015, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding gave reason to hope for the government’s commitment to supporting its renewable energy program and attracting foreign investors. MAKE examines how market conditions have impacted local supply chain …

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Canadian government will source 100 per cent renewable energy for facilities

The Canadian federal government will power its operations with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said during a keynote speech at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) annual conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The announcement “provides more evidence that federal and provincial governments are accelerating their efforts to address the risks of …

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Victorian auction to drive investment

The Victorian Government announced new targets for renewable energy of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025 in June, a major boost for the renewable energy sector which will drive investment and jobs to the state.

The targets will be met by using an auction scheme which will aim to stimulate an additional 1500 megawatts of renewable …

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