The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded leadership awards to 16 “Green Power Partners” including technology giants Apple, Cisco Systems and Intel and investment bank Goldman Sachs, for achievements in expanding the domestic renewable energy market.
20 October 2016 06:05 GMT
The battle got even uglier over a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution that would impede rooftop solar, after a leaked audio recording highlighted what many see as the underhanded strategy of the state’s power utilities to block the sector’s development.
20 October 2016 05:18 GMT
E.ON has secured an off-take agreement with US healthcare-products giant Johnson & Johnson for half the output from its 200MW Colbeck’s Corner wind farm in Texas, as the German energy group intensifies its focus on the US market.
20 October 2016 01:33 GMT
Fitch Ratings has warned that oil companies not diversified into renewables could struggle to access capital as the advance of battery technologies and the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) curbs global demand for oil.
19 October 2016 06:33 GMT
Panasonic has confirmed it would use its own PV technology at a new cell and module factory in New York if its recently unveiled partnership with Tesla is finalised, deepening questions about what role – if any – SolarCity’s Silevo would play at the factory.
19 October 2016 04:54 GMT
The first community solar project built under New York’s “Shared Renewables” initiative has been commissioned in the state’s Southern Tier region, pointing the way towards a new market for PV that many experts believe could grow rapidly in the coming years.
18 October 2016 05:47 GMT
The New Development Bank (NDB), created in 2014 by the Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) could have an important role in guaranteeing the $177bn yearly investments the group would need to meet self-declared renewable energy targets over the next ten to 20 years, says a new report.
18 October 2016 03:45 GMT
Wind power is gearing up to be the main engine for the global power sector's growth, with expectations it will supply as much as 20% of world's electricity by 2030, according to the latest forecast from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
18 October 2016 06:08 GMT
Tesla’s revelation that it wants to extend its manufacturing partnership with Panasonic to SolarCity’s PV factory in upstate New York adds another fascinating wrinkle to the Tesla/SolarCity saga – though at this stage it brings more questions than answers.
17 October 2016 06:04 GMT
Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CCLI) and Samsung Renewable Energy secured C$633m ($482m) in bond financing for Canada’s largest standalone solar plant, the 100MW(ac) Kingston in Ontario, allowing them to refinance their existing bank debt and swap facilities.
17 October 2016 01:28 GMT
UK oil and gas group BP is considering whether to expand its US wind power business before the year's end in order to benefit from the higher rate of US production tax credit (PTC), after several years of steering clear of clean energy investments.
17 October 2016 12:44 GMT
Windstream Energy scored a major legal victory against Canada for having had its 300MW Wolfe Island Shoals project in Lake Ontario sidelined by a provincial offshore wind moratorium in 2011 – winning C$28m ($21.3m) in damages and re-opening a pathway for the project to get built.
14 October 2016 03:53 GMT
Aquila Capital has bought the close to 148MW Lehtirova wind project in northern Sweden from local developer OX2 that will supply a large part of its energy output to a unit of internet giant Google under a long-term power purchase agreement.
14 October 2016 09:18 GMT
Indian solar developer Azure Power held its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, but its shares were priced well below the range it suggested just a few weeks ago and fell sharply on their first day of trading.
13 October 2016 01:20 GMT
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