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3 September 2013

Australia to investigate Chinese & Korean wind tower dumping

The Australian Anti-dumping Commission is to investigate whether wind towers from Korea and China have been dumped in the country, following allegations from the domestic sector.

3 September 2013

UK businesses concerned over Electricity Market Reform costs

The UK's Electricity Market Reform is a concern to 97% of businesses about potential increases to their costs, according to a new survey.

2 September 2013

China looks to stimulate solar growth through new subsidy

The Chinese government is to subsidise solar energy projects as it looks to lower high air pollution levels and stimulate sector growth.

2 September 2013

Ethiopian government launches $11m rural solar scheme

ethiopia_170SQ Ethiopia's government has announced an $11m solar systems project to bring residential renewable energy to rural parts of the country.

2 September 2013

Kenya looks to Europe ahead of 5GW renewable investment

Kenyan officials have been travelling Europe to study successful wind projects, as the country looks to significantly up scale its domestic wind capacity.

30 August 2013

Whistling Ridge wind farm approval upheld by Washington State Supreme Court

The Whistling Ridge wind farm, under development by subsidiary of SDS Lumber Company Whistling Ridge Energy, has had its approval upheld by the Washington State Supreme Court after it was challenged by environmental groups.

30 August 2013

Dutch renewables set to rise with new state energy deal

Dutch sustainable energy consumption looks set for a four-fold increase in the next decade after terms on a new energy agreement were agreed by authorities.

30 August 2013

US Energy Department pumps $16m into hydro projects

The US Energy Department is to invest $16m in 17 hydro projects in the country.

29 August 2013

Quebec gives details of 450MW planned wind farm

wind_2_070312_170 The Quebec government have announced details into a 450MW planned wind farm, as part of a wider development of an 800MW project.

29 August 2013

Massachusetts government puts $2m into college energy efficiency

Massachusetts' state finance and development agency is to invest $2m of structured financing in Mass College Green, a pilot programme to speed up energy efficiency measures for independent colleges inside the state.

29 August 2013

Australian Coalition to cut back AUS$7.8bn in emissions programmes

The Australian Coalition has said it intends to make AUS$7.8bn in savings through dispersion emissions programmes, including pulling back on funding for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

29 August 2013

Poor compliance leaves Indian RECs at floor pricep

Indian renewable energy certificates have remained at floor prices for August 2013, as supply continues to outstrip demand in the country.

29 August 2013

UK Government delays decision on £450m offshore wind hub until December

offshorewind170SQ The British government has decided to delay a decision for the go-ahead of a £450m offshore wind hub, located on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary, until December.

28 August 2013

US looking at restoring $25bn cleantech car development loans

sportscar_280812_170 A US government-funded $25bn loan system for the development of 'advanced technology vehicles' is to begin looking for investment opportunities, having gone two years without supplying any new finance.

28 August 2013

US Army to award 22 solar PPAs worth $7bnp

armyhat_170 The US Department of Defense will award contracts worth at least $7bn to 22 companies to supply the American army with solar energy.

28 August 2013

German PV installations halve to 4GW in 2013 says Environment Minister Altmaier

altmaier_170_170 The German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier has predicted that new solar PV capacity in Germany will fall to roughly half, around 4GW, of what it was last year.

28 August 2013

EU says China guilty of illegally subsidising solar industry

The European Union has warned Beijing it has evidence of Chinese solar companies benefitting from illegal subsidies.

27 August 2013

Contracts signed for 1.5GW Brazilian wind power salesp

The Brazilian government-led auction for wind development has seen developers agree the sale of 1.5GW of power from wind farms in the country across 66 different projects.

27 August 2013

Switzerland considers 40 per cent solar subsidy cut

The Swiss Government is considering a 40 per cent cut to solar tariff subsidies in a move the country's PV industry has warned could be 'profoundly' damaging.

26 August 2013

India puts $7.9bn into renewables ‘corridor’

India has put $7.9bn of investment into creating a renewables 'corridor' to stimulate renewable energy development into the country's national grid.

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