SunPower has begun construction of a 15MW (ac) PV project at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, part of the Obama administration’s comprehensive strategy to increase security of power supply and reduce energy costs for the US armed forces.
25 March 2015 05:15 GMT
China will easily exceed its 100GW solar target for 2020, with Beijing likely to update and expand the target in its upcoming 13th five-year strategic plan for the country, covering the 2016-2020 period, says Yingli Solar’s chief executive.
25 March 2015 04:46 GMT
Germany's cabinet has approved a proposed law to increase popular participation and facilitate laying high-voltage cables underground that could defuse a dispute within the government about so-called "transmission highways" planned to link the country's windy north with its power-hungry south.
25 March 2015 01:28 GMT
Ontario will add about 2.3GW of new generation capacity through September 2016 including 1.7GW of wind and 240MW of solar, leaving the electricity system “well resourced” to meet forecast demand, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
24 March 2015 05:02 GMT
California in 2014 became the first US state to source more than 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar plants, pushing it beyond wind-rich Texas as the state with the most non-hydro renewables generation, according to government figures.
24 March 2015 04:29 GMT
Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has sparked a fierce controversy by suggesting the introduction of a “climate levy” on older fossil-fired power plants – a move that that could reduce CO2 emissions in Europe’s largest economy and give a boost to the EU’s malfunctioning emissions trading system (ETS).
20 March 2015 05:06 GMT
Brazil wants to bring forward the start-up of 1GW of wind projects by three to four months as part of a programme to bolster supplies in the face of possible power rationing because of dwindling hydro reservoirs.
20 March 2015 04:29 GMT
The main obstacle to the expansion of wind power in sparsely populated Finland is its noise emissions, Anja Liukko – an advisor at the country's economic ministry – told a puzzled audience at a recent offshore wind conference in Helsinki.
20 March 2015 01:23 GMT
Innergex Renewable Energy and its partner the Algonquins of the Pikwakanagan First Nation have halted further development of the 150MW Nodinosi wind project in northeastern Ontario, citing lack of support by local communities.
18 March 2015 04:30 GMT
As European leaders prepare to discuss plans for Energy Union at an EU summit, the bloc’s climate action and energy commissioner warned that Brussels will take legal action against member states that fail to make progress towards their 2020 renewables targets.
18 March 2015 01:28 GMT
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will begin pushing policies that could significantly boost the state's renewables capacity over the next decade, in what amounts to a remarkable announcement coming from a Republican-controlled Midwestern US state.
17 March 2015 04:50 GMT
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