Solyndra executives lied to US government officials to help obtain $535m of loan guarantees in 2009, but the government also deserves blame for the debacle, according to the damning results of a Department of Energy investigation.
28 August 2015 06:32 GMT
EDF Renewable Energy’s acquisition of OwnEnergy this week reflects its intention to place a heavier emphasis on early-stage project development, as it looks to replenish its US pipeline the old-fashioned way, chief executive Tristan Grimbert says.
26 August 2015 10:38 GMT
US Senator Charles Schumer (New York) is proposing that Congress extend the 30% federal solar investment tax credit beyond 2016 and change project eligibility to start of construction from the current “placed in service.”
26 August 2015 06:18 GMT
Brazil's consolidating wind power market remains ripe for M&A activity, but CPFL Renováveis, the country's largest renewables company, is cautious about investing in greenfield projects due to adverse macroeconomic conditions.
26 August 2015 02:42 GMT
Brian Wuebbels, SunEdison’s chief financial officer, purchased 50,000 of the company’s shares on the open market – a transaction worth more than his 2014 base salary – as the world’s first renewables “supermajor” hopes to lure back investors after watching its share price plunge over the past month.
25 August 2015 02:46 GMT
Danny Kennedy, co-founder and executive vice president of US residential solar company Sungevity, and a driving force behind the company’s recent international expansion, will resign to take a senior position with the San Francisco-based non-profit CalCEF.
24 August 2015 02:29 GMT
The 113 leading US information and communication technology companies are now powering 14% of their electricity needs from renewable sources, and this could increase to as much as 48% by 2020, according to a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
21 August 2015 04:59 GMT
In a broad diplomatic agreement announced in Brasília today as part of preparations for a possible high level deal at the COP21 conference in December, Germany has committed to offer Brazil €415m ($467m) in cheap loans to develop renewables and energy efficiency in coming years.
21 August 2015 08:36 GMT
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