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22 May 2013

Renewables investment highlights Scotland’s need to remain in UK: Davey

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey will today call on Scotland to remain within the UK, saying nationwide legislation protects low carbon investment in the country.

21 May 2013

Update: Salmond stresses importance of renewable energy in case for independence

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has revealed his white paper making the case for Scotlands independence, highlighting the country’s strength in various sectors including renewable energy.

20 May 2013

DECC’s renewable heat scheme boost ‘still not enough’p

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today announced significant boosts for householders wishing to take advantage of its £12m Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme with some of its money-off vouchers doubling in value but the Solar Trade Association (STA) has told NewNet it expected more.

20 May 2013

Rio Tinto’s head energy chief slams court ruling on coalmine

Rio Tinto Energy’s CEO has warned that more than 150 major New South Wales energy and infrastructure projects, with combined values totalling tens of billions of dollars, are at risk following a court decision to block the expansion of one of its coal mines.

20 May 2013

Berlin set for EU solar dumping taxation row

Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Philipp Rösler put Berlin on a collision course with Brussels yesterday as he warned that imposing anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels would be a ‘grave mistake.’

20 May 2013

North Carolina signs supportive wind energy bill

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed legislation that provides a framework to support wind power developments in the US state.

17 May 2013

Canada seeks partners for $1.2bn venture investment programme

The Canadian government is currently seeking private partners for a public-private venture capital investment programme that could hit CAN$1.2bn, according to The Globe and Mail.

16 May 2013

UK Energy Bill set for third reading on 3 and 4 June

The date has been confirmed for the report stage of the UK Energy Bill, which will be read in Parliament on 3 and 4 June.

15 May 2013

Brazil to install 9GW of wind capacity by 2017

Brazil’s wind industry is rapidly gaining momentum, with over 1.1GW installed between 2011 and 2012, and a total of 9GW expected by 2017.

14 May 2013

UK’s Technology Strategy Board gets record 2013 budget

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board has been allocated a record £440m budget for 2013 to support innovative UK businesses, including those in the energy sector.

13 May 2013

UK’s South West reveals renewable energy manifesto

UK not-for-profit group Regen SW has published a South West Renewable Energy Manifesto which sets out eight key commitments to put sustainable energy at the heart of the region’s economic future.

10 May 2013

UK delays £11.7bn smart meter project

The introduction of energy efficient smart meters in 30 million UK homes will be delayed for over a year, the government has announced.

9 May 2013

EU duties will be death of UK solar industry, says STAp

The installation rate of solar panels in the UK will drop by up to 90 per cent if EU-imposed duties on Chinese solar imports go ahead, the Solar Trade Association (STA) told NewNet in a clear warning against the move.

8 May 2013

European Commission confirms temporary solar duties, long-term plan ‘up in the air’p

The European Commission has confirmed that provisional six-month duties on Chinese solar imports will be put in place from 5 June at the latest, however, member state support for longer-term duties is still uncertain.

8 May 2013

Europe’s solar market weakens in slowdown

The rate of new solar installations throughout Europe fell sharply last year, for the first time in more than a decade.

7 May 2013

Canada loses WTO renewable energy appeal

Canada has lost a World Trade Organization appeal over incentives offered to local renewable energy companies in the province of Ontario.

7 May 2013

Samsung gets go-ahead for Scottish 7MW offshore wind test site

Scotland has approved a proposal by South Korean conglomerate Samsung to build a 7MW offshore wind test site at the Fife Energy Park in Methil.

7 May 2013

AWEA: Avoid boom-and-bust with stable US policy

Gabriel Alonso, chair of the American Wind Energy Assocation said the US wind market must not fall into a ‘boom and bust’ industry brought about by uncertain policy regimes.

7 May 2013

Scotland signs marine energy MoU with South Korea

Scotland has signed an agreement with South Korea to increase trade links between the two countries for the tidal energy market.

6 May 2013

US bioenergy lobby group urges extension of Farm Bill benefits

US lobby group the Biotechnology Industry Organization has written to leaders of the House and Senate Agricultural Committee urging an extension to benefits under the Farm Bill Energy Title for renewable chemicals.

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