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Giant offshore wind farm hits power target earlier than expected

West of Duddon Sands wind farm

Ed Davey opens 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm, after project achieved full power two and a half months ahead of schedule

30 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Mauritania solar pv plant - photo Clement Tardif-Masdar

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

Ofgem announces £1.1bn funding plan for Scottish renewables transmission link

RWEs Farr wind farm by Norman Childs

New subsea cable under the Moray Firth aims to connect 1.2GW of renewables capacity to the grid

27 Oct 2014

Adam Smith Institute anti-wind farm report 'smacks of desperation", says RenewableUK

Wind farm industry says latest report ignores crucial facts about benefits of clean technology source

27 Oct 2014

Offshore wind industry must 'get some deals done', says Green Investment Bank chief

Shaun Kingsbury says offshore wind industry needs to build momentum following turbulent year

27 Oct 2014

US wind power breezes past 2013 installation mark by September

First nine months of 2014 saw 1,254MW of capacity built, compared to 1,088MW during the whole of 2013

22 Oct 2014

RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition

Register for The UK's Premier Renewable Energy Event, covering onshore and offshore wind, wave & tidal energy and small & medium wind systems

20 Oct 2014

UK wind industry sets new generation record as it nears 25 per cent power share

As nuclear and gas power plants remain off line, wind industry celebrates its role in helping to address supply fears

20 Oct 2014

Kentish Flats offshore wind farm construction set to kick off next week

Vattenfall confirms it is on track to complete £165m extension to Kentish Flats

15 Oct 2014

Alstom inks floating turbine development partnership

Engineering giant teams up with DCNS Marine Energy to create 'centre of excellence' for new technology

14 Oct 2014

Skylark prepares to take flight as Ecotricity and Skanska team up for wind farm venture

New joint venture aims to mobilise £500m of wind farm investment

14 Oct 2014

Google set to pilot flying wind turbine in Hawaii next year

Peter Fitzgerald, Google's UK sales director, says lightweight Makani machines could curb costs and reduce land use demand

13 Oct 2014

RenewableUK: Offshore wind projects are 'grinding to a halt'

Trade association issues stark warning to government after RWE shelves investment plans for Galloper offshore wind farm

13 Oct 2014

Updated: Scotland green lights four giant offshore wind farms

Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo to deliver more than 2.2GW of new capacity

10 Oct 2014

BlackRock blows £36m on UK wind farms

Investor buys two projects being developed by Renewable Energy Generation in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire

10 Oct 2014

Iberdrola advances €1m floating wind turbine project

Spanish company working with industry and researchers on project to cut installation costs and open up deep water sites

10 Oct 2014

Can Britain ever embrace building in its back yard?

Simon Moore wonders if the UK can find a way to overcome its energy infrastructure planning woes

08 Oct 2014

Ecotricity: Coalition rocking renewables investment climate

Dale Vince celebrates opening of new wind farm in Devon but slams Communities Secretary Eric Pickles for rejecting a project in Norfolk

06 Oct 2014

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