New Jersey gave offshore wind tepid recognition as a potential “valuable” energy resource in a draft update to its 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP), but notes that state regulators are determined to protect ratepayers from the “unacceptable costs associated with unproven technologies.”
30 November 2015 04:49 GMT
In a reversal of earlier plans by energy minister Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's government is preparing to extend an incentive programme for PV storage systems, but in a modified form, according to legislators and the energy ministry.
27 November 2015 11:19 GMT
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has set a 50% renewable power target for 2030, requiring a doubling of its current capacity, and set in motion both near- and longer-term competitive procurement rounds for new wind farms and other renewables projects.
24 November 2015 07:50 GMT
Duke Energy has secured Google as the launch customer in a program in North Carolina that provides renewable energy to offset new load at facilities – in this case, 61MW of solar power for expansion of the internet giant’s data center there.
24 November 2015 05:15 GMT
Rachel Notley, Alberta’s recently elected premier, delivered a shockwave to the Canadian renewables market, pledging that the province will source 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 as it phases out coal-fired generation entirely.
23 November 2015 03:51 GMT
Renewables financiers are taking a dim view of the odds of an extension of the US solar investment tax credit (ITC) before the end of next year, predicting it will fall victim to politics much as the wind production tax credit (PTC) has.
23 November 2015 08:47 GMT
The US Senate has voted to block President Barack Obama’s high-profile plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants less than two weeks before he and other world leaders meet in Paris looking to finalize a legally binding deal to slow global warming.
18 November 2015 05:28 GMT
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