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15 April 2014

Bord Na Mona abandons €1bn Clean Energy Hub in the wake of export negotiation breakdownp

windmills_gathered_170SQ Irish energy company Bord Na Móna has scrapped plans for its planned Clean Energy Hub after talks between Ireland and the UK on a potential export deal fell through with no agreement, wrong-footing companies that were counting on cross-border sales.

15 April 2014

Goldman-backed Japan Renewable Energy buys 16MW of wind assetsp

japan_170Sq Goldman-backed independent power producer Japan Renewable Energy has bought 16MW of wind assets as the company continues to expand its renewable portfolio in the region.

14 April 2014

Ireland scraps 5GW renewable export plan

wind_turbine2_170_170 A scheme to build more than 2,000 wind turbines by 2020 and export as much as 5GW of green energy from Ireland to the British market has fallen through according to Irish Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte.

14 April 2014

Major shift to low-carbon energy needed to avert catastrophe warns IPCCp

World_170SQ The cost of mitigating climate change could spiral out of control if action isn't taken soon, according to a report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

14 April 2014

UK calls for a new ‘ambitious’ deal on global emissions in the wake of the IPCC reportp

parliamentUk_280312_170_170 UK government has called for an ‘ambitious legally binding global agreement’ on emissions in the wake of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says the world needs a major shift to clean energy to prevent climate change catastrophe.

11 April 2014

NextEnergy reduces IPO target to £85m blaming loss of cornerstone investor

solarpv_170sq The solar fund NextEnergy has slashed the target for its upcoming IPO for the second time, reducing it to just £85m from an original target of £150m.

11 April 2014

2013 sees 95 per cent drop in US wind turbine installation amid tax credit uncertainty

WesternWind_170SQ1 The US wind industry saw a record 92 per cent drop in installations in 2013 with only 1GW of capacity added, down from 13GW of added capacity in 2012, according to data gathered by the American Wind Energy Association.

11 April 2014

Japan says nuclear is a key power source as cabinet approves first energy strategy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has highlighted nuclear energy as a key energy source as its cabinet approves the country's first energy strategy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

11 April 2014

US awards $500,000 to Hawaiian Electric for energy management systems

hawaii_170 The US Department of Energy has awarded a grant of $500,000 to Hawaiian Electric Companies and partners to develop enhanced energy management systems to help utility system operators manage system impacts from increasing amounts of variable renewable energy on electric grids.

10 April 2014

China mulls ban on dirtiest coal in move that could spur renewables growth

Coal_170 China is considering a ban on imports of the most polluting coal, stopping shipments with high ash and sulfur content, in a move that may spur renewable take-up in the world's second largest economy.

10 April 2014

UK government slammed for ‘anti-wind posturing’ as it tightens grip on onshore planning process

wind_2_070312_170 UK renewable power companies are hitting out at new moves to delay wind farm developments, saying the development increases uncertainty for investors in clean energy.

9 April 2014

Polish government approves ceiling on renewable subsidies and lays out new strategy

Acciona-Poland_170SQ Poland’s government has approved moves to limit the amount of money that can be spent on renewable subsidies.

9 April 2014

UK warns Scotland will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independencep

Scotland1_170 The UK has warned Scotland it will lose billions in green energy funding if it chooses independence. In a new paper published today the government outlined areas where funding will be cut including direct subsidies and investment though institutions such as the Green Investment Bank.

8 April 2014

German parliament approves scaling back green subsidies, capping wind, solar expansion

merkel170 Germany’s cabinet has approved draft energy reforms in a move designed to curb a rise in the cost of electricity blamed on the nation's boom in green energy.

8 April 2014

Japan fails to set clean energy targets in first update to energy policy since Fukushima

japan_170 Japan has held back from setting renewable energy targets in the first update to the country’s energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

7 April 2014

UN warns investment in renewable energy is fallingp

powerlines170 Investment in renewable energy declined by 14 per cent to $214.4bn in 2013 according to new research commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme.

4 April 2014

Renewable energy companies applaud UK solar strategy but warn big farms could sufferp

SolarMax_170 Renewable energy companies in both Scotland and England have welcomed the new strategy set out by the UK government.

4 April 2014

UK government sets out plan to its turn its large buildings into solar ‘power stations’

rooftop_solar170 The UK government has outlined plans to turn the Government estate as well as privately run factories, supermarkets and car parks into ‘solar hubs’.

3 April 2014

US clean energy investment falls nine per cent amid policy uncertainty

World_170SQ Amid policy uncertainty US clean energy investment in 2013 was $36.7bn, down 9 per cent on the previous year.

31 March 2014

Nuclear operator Exlon accused of misrepresenting wind subsidy data

The American Wind Energy Association has released data it says contradicts claims by nuclear operator Exelon that the renewable subsidies are causing unfair costs for nuclear power stations.

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