Proposals by energy minister Sigmar Gabriel to introduce a levy on heavy-polluting fossil power plants are increasingly dividing German society, with municipal utilities explicitly backing the plan, while large utilities and unions gear up for mass protests and political parties are split over the issue.
24 April 2015 01:14 GMT
The US will install a record 18.1GW of solar and wind generation capacity this year, while electric utilities will retire 23GW of coal-fired power plants, 7% of the country’s fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
09 April 2015 03:07 GMT
Australia’s politicians today continued haggling over the future of the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), as its clean-energy sector again urged an end to an impasse that has for a year paralysed investment in large-scale projects.
08 April 2015 01:19 GMT
Two solar projects that submitted bargain-basement £50/MWh ($74.5/MWh) power prices in the UK’s first competitive renewable energy auction have failed to sign contracts, it was confirmed today – meaning only 39MW of large-scale PV made it all the way through the new process and nothing will get built under it this year.
07 April 2015 02:11 GMT
Austin Energy in Texas has received approval from the City Council to issue a request for proposals by 15 April for the supply of up to 600MW of utility-scale solar, with project developers having until the end of May to respond.
03 April 2015 05:30 GMT
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