The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has lifted its commitment to clean-energy by announcing plans to source 100% of its power requirements from renewables by 2020 – five years earlier than originally planned.
29 April 2016 03:02 GMT
Siemens was the leading wind turbine OEM in the US market during the first quarter with 306MW of new generation capacity, while Vestas and General Electric dominate for projects under construction for the balance of this year and beyond, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports.
28 April 2016 05:52 GMT
First quarter US wind installations totaled 520MW, up from 333MW a year earlier and the most for the period since 2012, as construction activity and project development surge in response to the five-year federal production tax credit extension in late 2015, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports.
28 April 2016 05:14 GMT
NextEra Energy, the largest generator of wind and solar power in North America, will develop far more renewables capacity over the next three years than previously expected, thanks to a variety of tailwinds including the extension of key US tax credits and falling equipment costs.
28 April 2016 03:04 GMT
The European Commission's (EC) director for renewable energy has expressed “cautious optimism” that a political agreement allowing an integrated North Sea offshore grid to move ahead will be signed in early June at a European Energy Council meeting in Luxembourg.
28 April 2016 08:04 GMT
The Argentine government is negotiating with the World Bank over a $1bn credit line to guarantee contracts signed at the country's renewables auction, which is expected to be launched by the end of the second quarter, local press reported.
27 April 2016 01:02 GMT
The US has adopted a dual approach for potential leasing of three proposed commercial areas off the coast of North Carolina, which has the best Atlantic Ocean wind resource among eastern seaboard states, according to the federal government.
26 April 2016 05:39 GMT
The German wind power association BWE is demanding a faster expansion of renewables to fuel electronic vehicles as the government in Berlin is mulling billions in incentives to prop up sluggish e-car sales in the country.
26 April 2016 01:49 GMT
As President Dilma Rousseff in New York today ratified the country's INDC targets, which includes raising non-hydro renewables to 23% by 2030 from around 10% now, she was probably wondering what her future will be in the coming months as Brazil descends further into political turmoil that could, in the long term, change the course of its clean-energy push.
22 April 2016 03:32 GMT
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking public comment on its long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that evaluates the impact of issuing two permits for “non-purposeful take” of eagles from first phase construction and operation of the massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind farm.
21 April 2016 06:47 GMT
Brazil's mines and energy minister Eduardo Braga said he hoped the renewable-friendly polices he put in place will continue, after he resigned amid one of the country's worst political and economic crises since the military coup in 1964.
21 April 2016 07:42 GMT
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