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1 August 2013

UK government pledges £64m investment in offshore wind

alpha_ventus_170_170 The UK government have published a long-term strategy to strengthen the country's offshore wind industry, including £66m of investment in the sector and the formation of a new Offshore Wind Investment Organisation.

30 July 2013

São Paulo targets 70% renewable energy by 2020

The Brazilian city of São Paulo has launched a new energy initiative, targeting 70 per cent renewable energy use by 2020.

30 July 2013

UK announces higher energy standards in new buildings

The UK Government have unveiled tougher energy standards for new buildings, as it looks to meet its budget commitment for zero-carbon homes in England from 2016.

30 July 2013

No buffer zones for UK renewable projects

UK communities will have a greater say on renewable energy development in their area but must be flexible in their judgments, under new planning guidance.

29 July 2013

Schwarzenegger boosts Algeria’s green economy with sustainable technology supportp

R20, the sustainability organisation launched by Arnold Schwarzenegger, has opened a new office hub in Algeria to help drive green growth in the region.

29 July 2013

UK calls for greater energy transparency

A UK government report requesting greater transparency from energy companies and slamming Ofgem's lack of action has been backed by a independent green energy supplier.

29 July 2013

Spain’s renewable energy industry set for shocks as government eyes tariff deficitp

Spanish renewable energy projects look set to bear the brunt following the introduction of new measures seeking to curb its €26bn tariff deficit.

29 July 2013

India’s wind farm rules will destroy profits, says ReNew Wind

ReNew Wind Power has said that new rules making wind farms in India predict their output will destroy the industry’s profits.

29 July 2013

EU, China reach agreement on solar trade war

The European Commission has reached an agreement with Chinese exporters on import tariffs of Chinese solar panels, setting a new floor price of €0.56 per watt of energy produced.

26 July 2013

EU, China near to resolving solar trade warp

The EU and China are close to finding a resolution in their dispute over the solar panel import trade war.

25 July 2013

Parliamentary Committee urges increased focus on sustainable investingp

The UK’s Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee has recommended that the Stewardship Code do more take into account environmental, social and governance factors.

25 July 2013

Renewable energy production grows to account for 11% of UK electricity usep

Government figures released today in the annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics show that electricity production from renewable energy sources in 2012 was up by almost 20 per cent on the previous year and accounted for over 11 per cent of all electricity generated in the year.

24 July 2013

Renewable Fuel Standard an ‘unmitigated success’, says industry body

The US’ Renewable Fuel Standard has been an'unmitigated success', lessening the nation's reliance on foreign oil, putting downward pressure on fuel prices, promoting technological innovations, boosting farm incomes and creating jobs, according to industry group the Renewable Fuels Association.

24 July 2013

Wind farm planning rules hold ‘worrying consequences’ for Scotlandp

New planning policies for Scotland’s wind energy industry could have ‘significant unintended consequences’ for the economy and the renewable energy industry - and could jeopardise the government’s energy targets.

23 July 2013

SEC sets aside Nasdaq delisting of CleanTech Innovations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has set aside the Nasdaq Stock Market’s decision to delist Cleantech Innovations in a rare move that sees the SEC state there was no evidence to suggest the wind tower producer withheld information from the exchange’s staff.

23 July 2013

Second US offshore wind lease sale inked for 2GW of generation off Virginia coast

The US’ second offshore wind energy lease sale has been announced for 2GW of generation capacity off the coast of Virginia.

22 July 2013

UK Cabinet Office eyes £97m energy savings with new power purchase agreement

The UK Cabinet Office has signed a new long-term energy contract to lower the amount government pays for energy.

22 July 2013

Georgia to begin constructing first 20MW of wind

Georgia is to begin constructing wind power plants, the Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze said at a recent press conference, as legalisation of the land for the 20MW project takes a step closer to being approved.

22 July 2013

BPU rejects plan for $200m New Jersey offshore wind farm

The New Jersey state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has rejected the most recent plans for a $200m 25MW offshore wind farm, saying that New Jersey taxpayers would be liable for too much money if the anticipated federal grants were to fall through.

19 July 2013

Outrage from green groups as UK slashes shale gas taxes by halfp

UK Chancellor George Osborne has proposed a new tax regime for shale gas, cutting the tax on fracking company’s production incomes by half in a bid to create the most generous shale tax regime in the world.

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