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.
President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the first-ever federal limits on CO2 emissions from existing power plants, a sweeping mandate that if fully enacted, will accelerate an ongoing transition toward cleaner and renewable generation.
03 August 2015 08:05 GMT
President Barack Obama on Monday will assert US leadership against climate change by adopting the final version of an ambitious and controversial plan to transform the nation’s power sector – the largest source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases – away from coal toward cleaner and renewable energy.
02 August 2015 11:58 GMT
Germany's energy ministry has produced a draft paper for the introduction of tenders in most renewable technologies from 2017 onwards, which are slated to cover more than 80% of power generated by all new wind and solar projects.
31 July 2015 04:07 GMT
Chinese wind turbine maker Sinovel has failed in legal efforts to prevent a US criminal case being heard against it in relation to alleged theft of trade secrets from former supplier AMSC – despite claiming the proceedings would damage relations between America and China.
26 July 2015 05:44 GMT
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged Spain to make a strong commitment to regain investor confidence by developing a long-term strategy focused on meeting energy demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 July 2015 01:52 GMT
After a year of heated debate, the French parliament late yesterday approved an ambitious energy transition law that aims to cut the share of nuclear in electricity production from 75% to 50% by 2025, and push up the share of renewables to 40% of the electricity mix by 2030.
23 July 2015 11:42 GMT
New York regulators have announced new rules allowing for community net metering that will expand consumer access to local solar, wind and other clean energy resources, particularly among low- and moderate-income residents.
17 July 2015 02:54 GMT
The District of Columbia has signed a 20-year agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase the entire output from the 46MW South Chestnut facility in Pennsylvania, possibly the largest wind power deal involving the government of a major US city.
16 July 2015 05:41 GMT
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