The battle over the hugely important California rooftop solar market is intensifying, with the state’s two largest investor owned utilities – Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Edison – submitting long-awaited proposals that would see PV system owners paid less for the excess power they generate.
04 August 2015 07:25 GMT
It is a curious situation. Brazil’s government is preparing to invest millions to increase the country’s solar capacity from a paltry 45MW today to an expected 7GW of utility-scale and 2.7GW of rooftop by 2024 — yet it has erected roadblocks that will make this hugely difficult.
04 August 2015 10:52 GMT
The US Clean Power Plan, unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama, will tilt the competitive landscape strongly in favour of renewables. It will not, however, relieve the gaping short-term uncertainties faced by the US wind and solar sectors.
03 August 2015 10:03 GMT
Germany's renewable sector mostly rejected a draft paper presented Friday for tendering systems across the industry, despite the government's willingness to grant an interim period in offshore and exempt small solar installations from the need to undergo tenders.
03 August 2015 08:44 GMT
President Barack Obama on Monday will assert US leadership against climate change by adopting the final version of an ambitious and controversial plan to transform the nation’s power sector – the largest source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases – away from coal toward cleaner and renewable energy.
02 August 2015 11:58 GMT
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
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
New York regulators have announced new rules allowing for community net metering that will expand consumer access to local solar, wind and other clean energy resources, particularly among low- and moderate-income residents.
17 July 2015 02:54 GMT
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