Clean Line Energy Partners has begun an open solicitation process to allocate all 3.5GW of capacity on its planned $2bn Grain Belt Express transmission project that will link wind farms in western Kansas to states east of the Mississippi River.
21 January 2015 08:22 GMT
Volatile prices for both oil and renewables have become the top priority for energy leaders worldwide, due to their impact on investment decisions and possible strains on the system, the World Energy Council says in a report.
21 January 2015 03:34 GMT
Chile's combined PV and wind installed capacity almost quadrupled to about 1.2GW in 2014 – with solar transformed from bit-part-player to major power-generator – data from the government's renewable energy department (Cifes) showed.
21 January 2015 09:54 GMT
In a blow to major utilities such as E.ON and RWE, German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has made clear that he opposes the introduction of a fully-fledged capacity market for fossil generation in Europe's biggest economy
20 January 2015 02:00 GMT
Renewable technologies such as solar and wind are increasingly competing with conventional forms of generation on cost, with the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of PV falling by half over the four years to 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at its fifth assembly in Abu Dhabi this week.
19 January 2015 10:21 GMT
Subsidies and hidden costs of fossil-fired and nuclear power in 2015 are slated to be about double the amount German consumers pay via a surcharge on their electricity bill to finance the expansion of renewable energies, claims a study by the forum for ecological and social market economy (FÖS) commissioned by Greenpeace Energy.
16 January 2015 05:12 GMT
Upcoming pilot tenders for PV arrays in Germany won’t be a blueprint for auctions in other technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the renewables industry, while also urging rapid grid expansion and displaying scepticism about capacity markets for fossil generation.
15 January 2015 10:08 GMT
Seemingly poised for liftoff only a year ago, Ohio's wind industry is already showing signs of damage from the decision last year by politicians to impose a “freeze” on the state’s renewable portfolio standard, according to a report.
14 January 2015 06:37 GMT
RWE's investment in its Innogy renewables unit has been on shifting sands for a while now, and this week's announcement of its plans out to 2017 was just the latest to confirm that money will be tight compared to the spending of the last few years.
14 January 2015 09:11 GMT
As expected, the White House is already crossing swords on environmental issues with the new Republican-led Congress, saying that President Barack Obama will veto any legislation that approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
06 January 2015 10:06 GMT
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