State regulators prodded Georgia Power to more than triple its renewables procurement plans for the next five years, with the coal-heavy utility now set to buy 1.6GW of new renewables capacity by 2021, as wind and particularly utility-scale solar continue making rapid strides in the US south.
South Africa’s newest wind farm started commercial operation against the background of an increasingly bitter policy row that today saw its energy minister wade in to underline the “irreversible” role of renewables in the country’s future economy, amid fears that its cornerstone initiative is under threat.
29 July 2016 01:55 GMT
German onshore wind additions soared in the first half, and the sector expects very strong expansion volumes this year and next, as developers rush to get projects licensed and completed ahead of a change in the support system to one based on tenders.
28 July 2016 11:27 GMT
Vestas’ US order book exploded during the second quarter of 2016, with its turbines attached to 2,679MW of late-stage development projects compared to 329MW in the first quarter, according to new figures from the American Wind Energy Association.
26 July 2016 05:06 GMT
TerraForm Power has adopted a poison pill to block the accumulation of its shares by Brookfield Asset Management, following confirmation by SunEdison that it may sell its controlling Class B shares in both of its yieldcos.
25 July 2016 03:40 GMT
The first projects announced as winners in France's pioneering round of floating wind tenders see the welcome arrival of two new names in the fast-emerging sector – turbine-maker Senvion and developer China General Nuclear (CGN).
25 July 2016 02:50 GMT
Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion and US industrial giant GE are preferred suppliers in the two first winning floating offshore wind bids announced by French environment minister Ségolène Royal, with a combined capacity of more than 48MW.
25 July 2016 11:14 GMT
Despite falling wholesale power prices, the surcharge German power consumers pay on their electricity bills to finance the build-up of renewables (EEG surcharge) is slated to rise next year due to the complicated mechanism under which it is calculated, the Agora Energiewende think-tank says.
25 July 2016 10:32 GMT
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is running for office on a policy platform that calls for an end to energy subsidies – a stunning reversal of traditional party doctrine that federal support for fossil fuels was untouchable.
22 July 2016 09:46 GMT
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