The shock announcement in December that E.ON, one of Europe’s most polluting utilities, will convert itself into a renewables business has raised many questions about how the new entity will operate, and whether it will have the cash to succeed
03 March 2015 09:05 GMT
Solar power in sunny regions will be cheaper than electricity from coal or gas by 2025, and could go down to rock-bottom levels of €0.02 ($0.023) per kilowatt hour by 2050, a new study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems estimates.
24 February 2015 01:20 GMT
Europe’s transmission operators (TSOs) have laid contingency plans to cope with “an unprecedented test” of the continent’s electricity system as a solar eclipse on 20 March disrupts input from its burgeoning PV capacity, said pan-European body ENTSO-E.
23 February 2015 02:00 GMT
Technology giant Apple is to spend €1.7bn ($1.9bn) building data centres in Denmark and Ireland powered entirely by renewable energy – and made clear that wind will be a key part of its plans for the new facilities.
23 February 2015 09:32 GMT
Corporación Gestamp, the privately owned Spanish steel and construction company backed by ArcelorMittal, is considering the launch of a yieldco for its renewables assets, following similar moves by Spanish compatriots Abengoa and ACS.
17 February 2015 04:35 GMT
Germany has filed a suit with the European Court of Justice against the European Commission to settle the question of whether feed-in tariff support under its Renewable Energies Law (EEG) is subject to EU state aid rules.
17 February 2015 04:12 GMT
There was a palpable sense of optimism at the recent World Future Energy Summit (WFES) – an infectious giddiness in the voices of the attendees that reverberated off the cavernous walls of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).
09 February 2015 10:40 GMT
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