Germany's energy ministry has produced a draft paper for the introduction of tenders in most renewable technologies from 2017 onwards, which are slated to cover more than 80% of power generated by all new wind and solar projects.
31 July 2015 04:07 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence his Conservatives have provided Britain's “ greenest government ever” will have a particularly hollow ring for the wind and solar sectors after a week in which his ministers seem to have cut back on renewables support wherever they can.
24 July 2015 02:17 GMT
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has urged Spain to make a strong commitment to regain investor confidence by developing a long-term strategy focused on meeting energy demand and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 July 2015 01:52 GMT
After a year of heated debate, the French parliament late yesterday approved an ambitious energy transition law that aims to cut the share of nuclear in electricity production from 75% to 50% by 2025, and push up the share of renewables to 40% of the electricity mix by 2030.
23 July 2015 11:42 GMT
Spain’s Abengoa and Israeli infrastructure group Shikun & Binui have closed the finance needed to build a $1bn, 110MW solar-thermal plant at Ashalim in the Negev Desert – one of two major projects moving forward in the area.
20 July 2015 10:33 GMT
The debate over renewables’ role in the UK’s future energy mix intensified this week, as the nation’s grid operator said an aggressive green-power strategy is the only way to hit environmental targets while an influential think-tank backed onshore wind as a low-cost generator.
16 July 2015 10:12 GMT
The EU today unveiled a blizzard of policy announcements to underpin its climate ambitions, including plans for reviving the bloc’s flagging carbon-trading scheme, a renewables-friendly market redesign and a new €10bn ($11bn)-plus clean-energy fund.
15 July 2015 03:22 GMT
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