If the exhaustion among top wind industry executives and trade association leaders that left Hamburg at the end of last week is a sign, then combining the world’s largest wind power show WindEnergy Hamburg with WindEurope’s summit last week was a tremendous success.
06 October 2016 04:28 GMT
Two months ahead of the only chance to contract wind and solar this year, Brazil has reaffirmed National Development Bank (BNDES) financing for the technologies, scrapping finance for polluting oil and coal plants.
05 October 2016 03:51 GMT
In his Recharge column last month, Solarcentury founding director Jeremy Leggett expressed his astonishment at the absence of debate regarding UK energy policy, both prior to the EU referendum and in its aftermath.
05 October 2016 01:28 GMT
While the US administration of Jimmy Carter can rightly claim the invention of the feed-in tariff, it was Germany’s 1990 “feed-in law” that provided the initial impetus to the large-scale development of wind and solar technologies.
28 September 2016 07:00 GMT
Many nations face a dual challenge: They want to reduce their carbon footprint to fight climate change and at the same time have to retire their ageing and inefficient conventional power plants and replace them with new and clean sources of energy.
16 September 2016 02:42 GMT
Given that energy is the essential bedrock of a healthy economy, it is both frustrating and bewildering to watch a protracted national debate like the one accompanying the Brexit referendum and see how little time and attention has been allotted to energy policy.
09 September 2016 08:47 GMT
This week’s decision to award planning permission for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two development in the North Sea is a vital signal from the UK government, showing at last the beginnings of an industrial strategy based around low-carbon technology.
17 August 2016 01:10 GMT
The European offshore wind market saw a dip in grid-connections in the first half of 2016. After a record-year in 2015 with 3.3GW of new capacity feeding into the grids, a modest 525MW was connected in the first six months of 2016.
09 August 2016 09:25 GMT
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