The shock announcement in December that E.ON, one of Europe’s most polluting utilities, will convert itself into a renewables business has raised many questions about how the new entity will operate, and whether it will have the cash to succeed
03 March 2015 09:05 GMT
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is moving ahead with a competitive wind lease sale off the coast of New Jersey, even though the state has failed since 2011 to enact a market mechanism to incentivize the sector as required by law.
27 February 2015 04:13 GMT
The Japanese government may slash its feed-in tariff (FIT) for utility-scale solar projects in stages in the next fiscal year from ¥32/kWh ($0.27) at present to as low as ¥27/kWh by the summer, while leaving its rates for onshore and offshore wind projects unchanged, according to local reports.
24 February 2015 07:12 GMT
Brazil will need to invest at least R$6.6bn ($2.3bn) by 2019 for transmission infrastructure expansion to connect wind regions in northeastern states with the country’s industrialized load centers in the southeast, according to studies published by EPE, the federal energy planning authority.
23 February 2015 11:29 GMT
This year's start of operations of the first 50MW at the Corredor Senandes complex in southern Brazil marked the debut of Odebrecht Energia in the wind sector, as it plans development of a wind portfolio of over 300MW as well as keeping an eye on opportunities in solar.
20 February 2015 05:02 GMT
As part of Latvia's debut presidency of the EU, an Energy Union conference was held in Riga earlier this month. The European Commission used the event to launch a route-map towards the ambitious policy goal, naming it the 'Riga Process'.
18 February 2015 03:44 GMT
Germany has filed a suit with the European Court of Justice against the European Commission to settle the question of whether feed-in tariff support under its Renewable Energies Law (EEG) is subject to EU state aid rules.
17 February 2015 04:12 GMT
India’s biggest bank said it will lend 750bn rupees ($12bn) to back development of 15GW of renewables over the next five years, as the country’s government said it wants clean sources to account for 15% of the country’s energy mix within a decade.
16 February 2015 12:55 GMT
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