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UNITED STATES: General Motors (GM) is buying 200MW of output from two wind projects to power its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana.
INDIA: The Karnataka state electricity regulator has reduced the feed-in-tariff for wind from INR 4.50/kWh ($0.07kWh) to INR 3.73/kWh ($0.058/kWh) putting roughly 600MW of projects in jeopardy.
UNITED STATES: Invenergy and EDF Renewable Energy have signed virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 245MW with the corporation behind Andrex, Huggies and Kleenex.
UNITED STATES: The renewables arm of Italy's biggest utility company Enel will provide drinks conglomerate Anheuser-Busch with 51% of the power generated from its 298MW Thunder Ranch project in Oklahoma.
AUSTRALIA: The 60.5MW hybrid renewable project being developed by Windlab in north Queensland has secured a ten-year power purchase agreement with state-owned power company CS Energy.
CHINA: New research from FTI Intelligence, part of FTI Consulting, has predicted installation levels are unlikely to recover to 2015 level of 30GW before 2020.
BRAZIL: Brazil's federal power regulator Aneel has held a "disengagement auction", cancelling the purchase agreements of approximately 308MW of wind projects.
NETHERLANDS/GERMANY: Transmission system operator (TSO) Tennet transferred approximately 7.77TWh of wind energy in the North Sea in the first six months of the year.
UK: Managing the charging of electric cars as a flexible load will reduce stress on the electricity grid and could encourage more investment in renewable energy generation.
WORLDWIDE: Battery-storage technology has very high public visibility at present for several reasons.
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.
WORLDWIDE: The turbines being installed today represent a massive technological advance in size, generating capacity and reliability over those from just ten years ago. So what will the next ten years bring?