Ontario will add about 2.3GW of new generation capacity through September 2016 including 1.7GW of wind and 240MW of solar, leaving the electricity system “well resourced” to meet forecast demand, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
24 March 2015 05:02 GMT
Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has sparked a fierce controversy by suggesting the introduction of a “climate levy” on older fossil-fired power plants – a move that that could reduce CO2 emissions in Europe’s largest economy and give a boost to the EU’s malfunctioning emissions trading system (ETS).
20 March 2015 05:06 GMT
Brazil wants to bring forward the start-up of 1GW of wind projects by three to four months as part of a programme to bolster supplies in the face of possible power rationing because of dwindling hydro reservoirs.
20 March 2015 04:29 GMT
The main obstacle to the expansion of wind power in sparsely populated Finland is its noise emissions, Anja Liukko – an advisor at the country's economic ministry – told a puzzled audience at a recent offshore wind conference in Helsinki.
20 March 2015 01:23 GMT
EU leaders last night committed Europe to pursuing an Energy Union in a communiqué that pledged to engage “the next generation of renewables” – but were slammed by green campaigners for making too many concessions to polluting and unsafe sources.
20 March 2015 10:39 GMT
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to cut the US federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40% by 2025 from 2008 levels, a move that will boost its electricity consumption from renewable sources to 30%, the White House says.
19 March 2015 08:54 GMT
As European leaders prepare to discuss plans for Energy Union at an EU summit, the bloc’s climate action and energy commissioner warned that Brussels will take legal action against member states that fail to make progress towards their 2020 renewables targets.
18 March 2015 01:28 GMT
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will begin pushing policies that could significantly boost the state's renewables capacity over the next decade, in what amounts to a remarkable announcement coming from a Republican-controlled Midwestern US state.
17 March 2015 04:50 GMT
US wind developers that started construction on projects prior to this year now have until the end of 2016 to place them in service to be eligible for the federal production tax credit, which Congress renewed last December before it lapsed at yearend.
12 March 2015 06:32 GMT
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