The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has produced new figures showing how the world’s top economies are still paying trillions in fossil fuel subsidies - much higher than previously believed - while some are slashing renewables support.
04 August 2015 11:32 GMT
The US Clean Power Plan, unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama, will tilt the competitive landscape strongly in favour of renewables. It will not, however, relieve the gaping short-term uncertainties faced by the US wind and solar sectors.
03 August 2015 10:03 GMT
The final reel will soon roll on GE’s planned €12bn ($13.2bn) purchase of the power assets of Alstom – the epic that opened as summer 2014’s corporate blockbuster but is still running at a financial data screen near you more than a year later.
29 July 2015 12:39 GMT
The gunboats flanking the lone ferry cruising to the waters off Block Island said it all: Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based developer behind America's first offshore wind farm, has some important friends.
28 July 2015 08:53 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence his Conservatives have provided Britain's “ greenest government ever” will have a particularly hollow ring for the wind and solar sectors after a week in which his ministers seem to have cut back on renewables support wherever they can.
24 July 2015 02:17 GMT
Europe is leading the world in developing its vast offshore wind resource, but building the transmission network to bring power to shore is proving a slow-rolling process, with EU's 28 leaders only signing up earlier this year to a package of policies that include taking "urgent measures" to reach a minimum interconnection target of 10% of total generation capacity by the end of the decade and 15% by 2030.
20 July 2015 01:08 GMT
SunPower's investment in China is gaining steam, an executive tells Recharge, with the Silicon Valley company advancing local joint ventures through which it expects to build "gigawatts" of capacity, some of it alongside Apple.
17 July 2015 09:54 GMT
France – which has yet to install a single turbine off its coastline – nonetheless has great expectations for its floating wind power sector, with no fewer than three pioneering concepts now making their way towards tow-out as the country prepares to launch a tender for the technology.
09 July 2015 10:34 GMT
US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff committed their countries to sourcing 20% of their electricity from non-hydro renewables by 2030, in a landmark agreement between two big emitters seen as central to global efforts to fight climate change.
30 June 2015 06:28 GMT
More solar will be added over the next quarter-century than any other form of power-generation, spurred by huge and sustained booms in the utility-scale and distributed PV sectors across both the rich and developing worlds, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
23 June 2015 11:05 GMT
The wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) market is on the cusp of a new major growth phase with leading players expecting the sector to expand rapidly year-on-year through to the end of the decade, according to polling carried out by Recharge and consultancy FTI.
02 June 2015 09:24 GMT
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