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Policy & Markets

18 Dec | Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind power for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.

17 Dec | Lower prices for onshore wind in second Greek renewables auction

Onshore wind won almost 160 MW of capacity in Greece’s second renewables auction. The prices were competitive, coming in within a range of €55–65/MWh.

06 Dec | Support for wind energy in Ireland continues to grow

  • More than four in five (83%) back wind energy
  • Significant increases in support for wind cutting CO2 emissions and providing cheaper electricity
  • 55% in favour of a wind farm being developed in their local area

03 Dec | Technology neutral tender 2018 determined

The technology neutral tender round for 2018 has now been determined and has resulted in a record low level of aid to onshore wind turbines and solar PV. The budget for the tender round was DKK 254 million (2018 prices).

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24 Oct | Renewables industry urges Energy Secretary: lift the bar, allow subsidy-free onshore wind to compete

Fourteen major renewable energy companies have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, asking him to give onshore wind an opportunity to take part in auctions for contracts to generate cheap, clean electricity.

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23 Oct | Years of growth ahead for Eastern European onshore wind

Auction mechanisms and emerging markets boost market growth by more than twofold

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19 Oct | Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind auction under-subscribed

Challenges in the permitting procedure mean the latest German onshore wind auction has come in under-subscribed. The prices – average €62.6/MWh – were also up on the €57/MWh in the last auction in May.

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31 Aug | RenewableUK warns of threat to investment after record year for onshore wind

Launching a report showing a record high deployment of onshore wind in the UK in 2017, industry body RenewableUK is today warning that the future growth of the industry and investment in new infrastructure is