Siemens’s onshore wind chief executive in the Americas Jacob Andersen is urging caution amid widespread speculation in the industry over whether the US Congress will renew the federal production tax credit (PTC), which expired at the end of last year.
A Chilean regional environmental court has cleared the construction of the 36MW Negrete wind farm, rejecting arguments by local indigenous group Coyan Mapu that the project would violate ancestral and community rights.
21 May 2015 04:21 GMT
MHI Vestas is encouraged by the US government’s strategy to develop an offshore wind industry, but would need to see “critical scale” between one and two gigawatts of annual new build to consider investing in a manufacturing plant there, says Uffe Vinter-Schou, chief sales officer at the company.
21 May 2015 02:27 GMT
Seven US senators – all Democrats – have introduced a bill that would create a national renewable electricity standard (RES) that would require electric utilities to generate 30% of their power from solar, wind and other clean energy sources by 2030.
13 May 2015 06:02 GMT
Brazil's power regulator ANEEL plans to revise its net-metering regulations for rooftop PV arrays – a move it is claimed could speed up installation of new systems to reach 700,000 by 2024 with a capacity of 2.7GW, up from 141,000 and 596MW without the changes.
11 May 2015 04:27 GMT
An unexpected outright election victory for the UK Conservative Party has raised big questions over the future direction of British renewable energy policy – and particularly the fate of government support for new onshore wind.
08 May 2015 08:11 GMT
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