With Brazil's economy, and in particular its power sector, both facing big changes after last year’s national elections, only one thing seems certain three weeks into 2015 – consumer power prices will rise after the government decided to halt some subsidies.
SunEdison's fountain of announcements this week in India – including plans to build 5GW of renewables capacity in the state of Karnataka over the next half-decade – speaks volumes about the future of renewables in emerging economies.
15 January 2015 12:56 GMT
The European renewables market is expected to be largely stable in 2015, but it will continue to evolve, as governments in key markets such as Germany, the UK and France weigh up important policy changes and the EU takes decisions that will impact on the energy industry for the next 15 years.
02 January 2015 09:36 GMT
03 December 2014 03:57 GMT
As the global energy system comes under its greatest period of sustained stress since the 1970s oil shocks, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has mapped out a long-term vision that shows renewables overtaking coal as the leading source of electricity generation by 2040.
03 December 2014 03:51 GMT
When Japan’s richest man, Masayoshi Son, met evacuees in Fukushima prefecture in the days after the nuclear disaster in March 2011, he was so moved that he donated ¥10bn ($125m) to relief organisations and pledged all his future salary from his SoftBank Corporation to orphaned children in the region.
03 October 2014 11:39 GMT
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