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10 October 2012

BMW to move software to renewable energy data centre in Iceland

The BMW Group has contracted UK-based cleantech company Verne Global to move some of its applications to a renewable energy-powered data centre in Iceland.

10 October 2012

SunPower buys 42% stake in Australia’s Diamond Energy

SunPower_PHX_170SQ US solar company SunPower has purchased a 42 per cent stake in Australian renewables developer and power retailer Diamond Energy, for an undisclosed price.

10 October 2012

Scottish Gov set to launch £103m renewable energy fund

salmond_230512_170 Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond is set to launch a £103m renewable energy fund aimed at attracting more private investment into the sector.

9 October 2012

T-Solar to build 55MW of PV in US, Puerto Rico

Spain's T-Solar has won contracts to install 55MW of photovoltaic (PV) panels in the US and Puerto Rico, representing a $160m investment.

4 October 2012

Energy hot topic in first US Presidential debate

whitehouse_170SQ Mitt Romney used part of last night’s presidential debate to criticise Barack Obama’s energy policy.

4 October 2012

Anti-nuclear policy could make Japan renewable energy world leader

Mt-Fuji_170SQ With a decision to phase out nuclear power over the next three decades, Japan could be the next centre of renewable energy.

27 September 2012

UK renewables share grows by just 0.6%

The share of UK energy produced from renewable energy in the second quarter was 9.6 per cent, just 0.6 per cent above the same period last year.

26 September 2012

Co-op Bank triples lending to renewables in H1

target_170SQ The UK-based Co-operative Bank has seen a rapid increase in the number of renewable energy projects it has financed, almost tripling lending to the sector in the past year.

25 September 2012

Political instability holds back African cleantech developmentp

Political uncertainty and overbearing bureaucracy in Africa is inhibiting the ability of companies to develop large-scale renewable energy or cleantech projects, according to one expert.

20 September 2012

Shake-up will lead to ‘stronger renewables industry’p

Money_shrink_170_170 The cost cutting measures being carried out by renewable energy companies because of the macroeconomic challenges they are facing will lead to a stronger, more sustainable industry, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency has said.

18 September 2012

UK renewable gas lags behind powerp

A record number of independent renewable electricity producers are now making contributions to the UK grid, but the gas sector has been slower to catch up.

18 September 2012

Aviva Investors keen to raise renewables capitalp

Aviva Investors, the global asset management arm of the insurance giant, told NewNet it was keen to both raise capital and buy-up assets as it continues bolstering its presence in the renewable energy sector.

13 September 2012

US West Coast utility issues renewable energy RFPp

seattle_170_170 A state-backed utility operating in a US West Coast city has issued a request for proposals as it seeks to contract 150,000MWh of renewable energy or credits per year.

11 September 2012

South Africa postpones third round of renewable energy tender

South Africa’s Department of Energy has postponed the third bid submission date for its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme to next year.

6 September 2012

Chinese venture firm targets $150m for maiden fund, eyes cleantech dealsp

Beijing-based venture firm Kaiwu Capital is targeting $150m for its maiden fund more than a year after it was founded.

5 September 2012

Texas utility to offer customers 100% renewable power

US utility Direct Energy has launched a new brand in Texas offering consumers 100 per cent renewable energy from the state’s wind turbines.

4 September 2012

UK now fifth most attractive market for green investmentp

The UK is now the fifth most attractive country for renewable energy investment, moving up one place in the latest quarterly report by Ernst & Young.

3 September 2012

US utility to buy 1GW of renewable, cogeneration powerp

A US utility is looking to purchase more than 1GW of power from renewable and cogeneration facilities.

31 August 2012

Renewables charity reveals 250MW development planp

The investment arm of a UK-based charity told NewNet its current efforts to raise £6m in order to build 25MW of wind power in India is just the start of its plan to build-out a 250MW strong portfolio in the country.

30 August 2012

IFC commits $20m to Nereus Capital’s India cleantech fundp

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation arm has invested $20m towards Nereus Capital’s $250m clean power fund focused on targeting opportunities in India

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