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US announces $17 million for offshore wind projects

The US Department of Energy announced $28 million for 13 projects to advance wind energy across the US. Of these, the $17 million are committed to offshore wind development. The funding selections were announced by DOE’s Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Daniel R Simmons.

Swedish Armed Forces say no to offshore wind farm project

Swedish energy company Vattenfall, along with its partner Wallenstam, informed that they have cancelled the Taggen offshore wind project in Sweden, as the Swedish Armed Forces said no to the wind farm development. The Swedish Armed Forces rejected not only the new application, but the whole project, as it would be near the Ravlunda shooting range.

Asia set to lead the wind energy market

A newly-launched report states that Asia has the potential to become a global leader in wind, holding more than 50% of all onshore and over 60% of all offshore wind capacity, as it could increase its share of installed capacity for onshore wind from 230 Gigawatt (GW) in 2018 to over 2600 GW by 2050.

Offshore wind cable market set to increase 57% by 2023

Subsea power cables stretching over 16,300km in length will be necessary over the next five years in order to build new offshore wind farms worldwide, according to a new report by RenewableUK. The study ‘Offshore Wind Cables Installation and Manufacturing Forecast 2019-2029’ also shows that the value of the global market for these cables will rise by 57% from £717m this year to more than £1,130m by 2023.

EU is uncertain over the growth of wind energy in next 5 years

WindEurope’s newly-launched ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023′ highlights that there is an uncertainty on how EU’s wind energy will develop in the following five years, something that will be primarily impacted by the Governments’ moves and results to the fact that the UK will hold the 35% of offshore wind in this timeframe. 

New Celtic Sea Alliance launched to promote floating wind

Organizations in Ireland, Wales and Cornwall have joined forces to work together for the development of floating wind energy projects in the Celtic Sea. The Celtic Sea Alliance announced it is working with national, devolved and local governments on the best approach to deliver floating wind projects.

New York begins port upgrade process in support of offshore wind

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Empire State Development and the New York Department of Transportation issued a Request for Qualifications asking for proposals from port operators and others interested in investing in New York ports to support the state’s burgeoning offshore wind industry. 

Eversource and Ørsted submit Constitution Wind project bid

Eversource and Ørsted issued their Constitution Wind project bid, following Connecticut’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to boost offshore wind energy generation. The project consists of several projects that will provide the State a variety of choices for its next offshore wind project.

Google announces world’s biggest purchase of renewable energy

Google announced the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history, made up of a 1,600-megawatt (MW) package of agreements and 18 new energy deals. These are all part of the company’s work to tackle climate change at a global scale. 

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