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31 August 2010

UN climate panel needs modernisation and transparency overhaul

The UN climate change panel needs an overhaul to modernise its structure and increase its transparency, an independent report has found.

27 August 2010

DECC publishes plans to license undersea CO2 storage

The UK government has published plans on how it will license the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the sea bed, following responses to its recent consultation on the geological storage of the gas.

23 August 2010

Australian Greens gain support in general election

The political tide has turned towards the Australian Greens in the weekend’s general election with the country’s Prime Minister, Labor Party leader Julia Gillard, now pushing to form a minority-led government.

20 August 2010

Japan to launch energy efficiency stimulus package

Japan will make subsidies available to clean energy and energy efficiency products in order to boost the nation’s economy, according to local media.

20 August 2010

French government launches €1.35bn renewable energy investment scheme

The French government has agreed to invest €1.35bn in a renewable energy and green chemistry demonstration programme.

19 August 2010

Queensland passes legislation to promote geothermal competition

The Parliament of Australia’s Queensland has passed legislation geared towards promoting competition amongst geothermal companies in the region, in addition to making a raft of investments to advance the industry.

17 August 2010

Planning permission decisions by UK government may delay clean energy adoption, says CBI

Plans to hand planning permission decisions back to UK ministers will lead to delays in the roll-out of the country’s renewable energy network, a leading business group has warned.

16 August 2010

Statoil in talks to develop world’s first floating wind farm in Scotland

Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, has begun talks with Norwegian-based oil company Statoil to develop the world's first floating wind farm in Scotland.

13 August 2010

Australia pushes forward with renewable energy as political parties battle for powerp

As a new report finds that Australia will need to invest AUD370bn ($330bn) to become a 100 per cent renewable energy nation by 2020, cleantech policies are likely to be central to the country’s upcoming election on 21 August.

10 August 2010

UK government has six months to ensure emission targets are met, warns lobby group

The UK government will need to deliver key energy and planning reforms in the next six months, or risk undermining emissions targets and energy security, business lobby organisation CBI said.

9 August 2010

Bonn conference is ‘step backwards’ on climate deal, say skeptics

The UN’s announcement that the climate change conference in Bonn last week made progress towards a climate deal has been met with skepticism.

3 August 2010

Drax delays biomass projects due to regulatory uncertainty

The lack of regulatory certainty regarding the UK government’s support for biomass has meant domestic power major Drax has delayed its first dedicated biomass projects, it said.

29 July 2010

Alternative fuel tax credit cuts damage XcelPlus’ sales and income, company claims

The failure of the US Congress to renew the alternative fuel tax credits legislation for 2010 substantially reduced sales volumes by non-petroleum off-take fuel blender XcelPlus Global Holdings, the company claimed.

29 July 2010

UK business federation speaks out against 30 per cent emissions reduction target

Increasing the UK emissions targets will cause potential damage to domestic businesses, according to Richard Lambert, director-general of business lobby organisation CBI.

29 July 2010

Greece to invest €12bn on environment and energy to boost beleaguered economy

Greece is to invest €12bn on the environment and energy projects before 2015 in an attempt to kick-start its economy.

28 July 2010

Scottish government to create offshore renewable energy hubs

The Scottish government will create three hubs for offshore renewable energy manufacturing around key port locations, in plans revealed today.

28 July 2010

Biofuel groups speak out against US energy bill

The US bioenergy sector has come out against the energy bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with industry major POET describing it as a ‘missed opportunity’ to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

28 July 2010

UK spotlight on renewable energy will raise investment profile, says FCP

The political spotlight on the renewable energy industry will raise the profile of the industry in the eyes of investors, according to Future Capital Partners.

28 July 2010

UK incentivises electric vehicles with £43m scheme

The UK government will make £43m available for the promotion of low carbon cars, with cash being given to individual motorists that purchase an electric vehicle.

28 July 2010

‘Distressed’ wind industry sinks to 2007 levels, says AWEA

In an urgent appeal to Congress, the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) has warned the US government that ‘the wind industry is in distress’ after its most recent quarterly analysis of the US wind industry showed that new wind installations in the quarter had sunk back to 2007 levels.

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