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6 May 2010

Malaysia to introduce feed-in tariffs to stimulate renewable energy

Malaysia is to introduce a feed-in tariff (FIT) to stimulate the adoption of clean energy technologies.

4 May 2010

Mott MacDonald teams with Halcrow to promote tidal range energy projects

Consultants Mott MacDonald and Halcrow have partnered to promote development of global tidal range energy projects.

29 April 2010

EDF Energies Nouvelles sees revenues increase on back of strong generation segment

The renewable energy arm of electricity generator EDF Energies Nouvelles saw its consolidated revenues increase to €248.3m for the first quarter of 2010 on the back of a sharp growth in its generation business.

29 April 2010

Amiad Filtration Systems acquires Arkal and affiliates in cash and share deal

Global water treatment company Amiad Filtration Systems has acquired the entire share capital and ownership rights of Arkal Filtration Systems Cooperative Agricultural Society and its affiliated corporations from shareholders Kibbutz Beit Zera in exchange for $10m cash and 3,284,159 of Amiad's 0.5 NIS ordinary shares.

29 April 2010

UK tidal power provider Pulse Tidal appoints new engineering director

UK-based tidal power provider Pulse Tidal has recruited Angela Robotham, who previously worked at Marine Current Turbines (MCT), to be its new engineering director.

28 April 2010

lnsurer Zurich’s global energy group expands onshore property line capacity

The global energy division of US insurer Zurich is set to expand the market capacity of its power generation business by increasing its onshore property line to $250m from its previous $100m capacity in May 2010.

26 April 2010

US climate bill in jeopardy as Republican Lindsey Graham withdraws support

A group of US Senators set to introduce climate change legislation have hit a major setback as co-author of the bill Republican Lindsey Graham said he would withdraw his support.

26 April 2010

Water investment fund Aqua Resources Fund’s net asset value increases year-on-year

Aqua Resources Fund, the closed-ended investment company managed by FourWinds Capital Management established to invest in global water opportunities, said its net asset value (NAV) per ordinary share was €1.02 at 31 December 2009, compared to €0.96 the previous year.

23 April 2010

Desalination technology company Aqualyng China to benefit from state tie-up

Desalination solution provider Aqualyng's recent sale of a 50 per cent stake in its Chinese subsidiary to state-owned Beijing Enterprises Water Group (BEWGL) will help win projects and raise financing, according to Origo Partners CEO Chris Rynning.

23 April 2010

US commits $200m to solar and water power technologies ahead of climate change bill

As US Senators continue to draft climate change legislation, the Department of Energy (DOE) said it will invest more than $200m over five years to expand the use of solar and water power technologies throughout the country.

22 April 2010

Belo Monte dam contract awarded despite protests

An eventual winner has emerged from the controversial bidding process to construct the $11bn Belo Monte hydropower dam in Brazil, with a group led by the state-owned utility Cia. Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco proving victorious.

20 April 2010

US stresses federal commitment to combating climate change ahead of new billp

A US environmental campaign group has publicised a governmental report that stresses the importance of federal commitments to reduce climate change ahead of a new energy bill expected to be introduced next week.

20 April 2010

TidalStream’s new tidal generator may solve maintenance issues

A new design for a floating tidal-stream power generator may solve the maintenance issues that plague existing offshore turbine systems, according to UK manufacturer TidalStream.

19 April 2010

Desalination technology company Aqualyng sells stake in Chinese subsidiary to advance growth

Desalination solution provider Aqualyng has sold a 50 per cent stake in its Chinese subsidiary, Aqualyng China, to Hong Kong-listed Beijing Enterprises Water Group (BEWGL) to accelerate its expansion in the country.

19 April 2010

East Asia needs $80bn each year to stabilise carbon emissions, says World Bank

An additional investment of $80bn a year is needed to stabilise East Asia's CO2 emissions through the deployment of energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies, according to a report by the World Bank.

16 April 2010

Watts Water Technologies acquires water conservation company Blue Ridge Atlantic Enterprises

NYSE-listed water efficiency company Watts Water Technologies has completed the acquisition of engineered rain water harvesting technology company Blue Ridge Atlantic Enterprises (BRAE) in a share purchase transaction.

16 April 2010

Renewable energy investments could exceed $650bn by 2015, study says

Global investments in the renewable energy industry are likely to increase to $653.35bn by 2015, according to figures released from intelligence provider GBI Research.

15 April 2010

European Marine Energy Centre drafts wave and tidal device standards to be used across UK

Global standards for judging the performance of wave and tidal-powered devices drafted by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are to be scrutinised by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and nationally recognised across the UK.

15 April 2010

Water filtration company Amiad reports rise in profit as it targets India as growth market

Water filtration company Amiad Filtration Systems reported a rise in net profit in 2009, despite a drop in revenues, as gross margins increased and it targets growth markets such as India in its continued expansion.

13 April 2010

UK’s Conservatives unveil pledges for urgent energy reform, welcomed by industry

The opposition Conservative Party's manifesto, launched ahead of the UK general election on 6 May, has been welcomed by renewable energy investment manager Climate Change Capital.

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