The New Jersey Senate in a 23-11 vote has passed a bill that would direct the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to open a new application window for pilot wind projects in state waters, a move aimed at providing Fishermen’s Energy a final chance to win regulatory approval before a key 1 May funding deadline.
The EU has widened its duties on Chinese PV modules and cells to cover Taiwan and Malaysia, after concluding that some China-based manufacturers were using the two countries to dodge European fair-trade measures.
12 February 2016 11:34 GMT
The US solar industry is expected to increase employment 14.7% in the 12-month period through November this year, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the national economy, a new report forecasts.
11 February 2016 04:14 GMT
Dong Energy continues to see a planned £450m ($648m) support hub on the Humber Estuary as “an important facility” for Britain’s burgeoning offshore wind sector and is making progress on talks over local turbine-tower supply, said UK energy minister Andrea Leadsom.
11 February 2016 01:33 GMT
EDF Renewable Energy plans to “rebalance” itself towards solar, to take advantage of what it sees as the largest market opportunity for renewables development in the US going forward, chief executive Tristan Grimbert tells Recharge.
11 February 2016 01:22 GMT
A US district court has set 5 December for proceedings involving a 2013 federal indictment charging Sinovel and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from wind technology company AMSC, the American firm says.
09 February 2016 09:59 GMT
Specialist finance house Aurium Capital Markets is aiming to raise up to £500m ($720m) for investment in UK renewables, which it believes will become more attractive as the country closes all its coal-fired power stations within the next decade.
08 February 2016 03:01 GMT
Principle Power is “evaluating options” whether to pursue a 16-24MW pilot floating wind project off the coast of Oregon after a committee convened by the US state's governor found forecast cost of electricity a “prohibitive barrier” to mandate utilities there to buy it.
08 February 2016 12:13 GMT
All is not well in Brazil. The economy has shrunk dramatically amid an ongoing political scandal, unemployment has soared, inflation has shot up, while the local currency, the real, has lost 35% of its value in the past 12 months.
05 February 2016 02:04 GMT
US developers placed 16.485GW of new generation capacity in service in 2015 with wind the largest single source with 48.39%, followed by natural gas (36%) and solar (12.39%), according to data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
03 February 2016 10:28 GMT
Developers put forward more than 2GW of potential renewables capacity in Maine this week as part of a bidding process underway in New England, including more than 750MW of wind from SunEdison and more than 650MW of wind, solar and battery storage from NextEra.
02 February 2016 11:00 GMT
After hitting a record $42.4bn in 2015, global issuance of green bonds could blow past the $50bn mark in 2016, as they gain steam in key renewables markets in developing economies like China and India, Moody’s Investors Service says.
02 February 2016 05:20 GMT
Led by the utility-scale market, US solar installations will surge 60% this year to reach a record 15GW, with further growth expected in years ahead thanks to the five-year extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), according to IHS.
02 February 2016 03:18 GMT
Europe had a record year for offshore wind installations in 2015 with 3.02GW of new capacity grid connected, with growth primarily driven by Germany's 2.28GW of additions, according to European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) annual statistics.
02 February 2016 08:25 GMT
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