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Sumitomo-led fund to acquire two UK offshore wind farms

The Japanese trading house has partnered with SMBC and the Development Bank of Japan to raise a ¥30 billion fund that will invest in offshore wind investments abroad.
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Throwing a FiT: inside Taiwan’s offshore wind debacle

After an unexpected feed-in-tariff cut, investors and developers ponder whether they have overlooked political risks in a seemingly promising market.

Is Taiwan’s offshore opportunity gone with the wind?

An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.

Taiwan back-pedals on proposed FiT cut after developers push back

While the new FiT tariff at NT$5.516 per MW is still 5.7% lower than last year's, it represents a much more modest reduction than the 12.7% cut the government had in mind.

Japan prepares new offshore wind auctions in 2019

The government is in the process of identifying candidate sites with the first auctions expected in ‘early summer’.

wpd to scrap offshore wind project if Taiwan cuts tariffs – exclusive

The Taiwanese government is expected to announce a final decision on 2019 FiT by the end of next week.

China seeks FDI for offshore wind, but is there too much water under the...

A breakdown of trust across sectors between China and the West stands in the way of the country’s ambitious offshore wind plans.

Ørsted warns Taiwan’s proposed tariff cut could impact ‘final investment decision’

The Taiwanese government has proposed a 12.7% cut in feed-in-tariffs for offshore wind PPAs in 2019.

VIDEO: Political will, big players create ‘self-sustaining momentum’ for Taiwan offshore wind

Helge Rau, wpd’s head of M&A, explains why the country has been so successful, the lessons it can learn from Europe and why wind is driving Asian renewables.

HK Summit: Localisation requirements bump up Taiwanese offshore wind capex

‘Heavy industry in Taiwan is actually quite advanced and sophisticated, but they’re not used to working in joint ventures,’ warns our panel of developers.

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