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16 November 2010

UK renewables industry had decade of missed opportunities, says government

The UK’s renewable energy industry has been hampered by a decade of missed opportunities, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker said.

15 November 2010

Scotland eyes low carbon growth

The Scottish government has published its Low Carbon Economic Strategy, detailing its plans to make use of Scotland’s renewable energy resources over the next ten years.

11 November 2010

Crosswind Renewable Energy, ECO World USA enter sales and distribution agreement

Crosswind Renewable Energy, a global clean energy technology company, has entered into a multi-year partnership with ECO World USA, a manufacturer and distributer of alternative energy products.

9 November 2010

Renewable incentive subsidies reach $57bn in 2009, IEA says

The phasing out of energy subsidies is an important step forward in the development of the a sustainable energy industry as global governmental support for renewable energy reached $57bn in 2009, according to the International Energy Agency.

2 November 2010

Scotland launches £70m renewable energy fund

A £70m investment fund aimed at securing Scotland’s place at the forefront of the offshore wind industry has been announced by First Minister Alex Salmond.

28 October 2010

Scotland’s First Minister demands fuel levy funds to be spent on renewables sector

The UK government has been urged by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond to give the £191m of funds generated through the fossil fuel levy back so the country can invest in its renewable energy industry.

27 October 2010

US agencies award $5m for ocean renewable energy research

The Department of Energy, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have granted eight joint research awards totalling nearly $5m to sponsor the siting and permitting of offshore wind facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides and thermal gradients.

26 October 2010

UK’s renewable energy industry ‘comes of age’

The UK’s renewable energy industry has ‘come of age’ but the public sector must now play its part in helping the industry develop, according to a leading government official.

21 October 2010

EU renewable energy progress ‘stuck in hole’, says Greenpeace

At both a country and European Union (EU) level the renewable energy industry is ‘stuck in a hole’ and desperately needs leadership, according to environmental activist network Greenpeace.

21 October 2010

Shell calls for renewable energy policy to adapt along growth curve

Government policies around the world will need to adapt as the renewable energy industry moves along the growth curve, according to head of energy modelling at oil giant Shell.

18 October 2010

Ecotricity targets £10m in EcoBond sale, looks to advance project portfolio

UK-based green energy company Ecotricity will seek to raise £10m by ‘cutting out the middle man’ and launching its own EcoBonds to invest in a portfolio of renewable power projects.

18 October 2010

Enel begins IPO roadshow for renewables unit

Italian utility Enel will begin a roadshow ahead of the initial public offering (IPO) of its renewables listing, in an offering that will be an indicator of the demand for listed clean power investments.

18 October 2010

China emerges as fierce competitor for renewable energy investmentp

Strong government funding and a growing appetite for renewable power has led China to emerge as one of the world’s fiercest competitors for energy investment.

17 September 2010

Bank of America exceeds renewable investment targets

Bank of America announced today that it was ahead of schedule with its plans to invest $20bn over ten years in helping both the bank and its client base transition towards a low-carbon economy.

14 September 2010

US union holds China to account on ‘protectionist’ renewable energy practicesp

A lawsuit filed by US trade union United Steelworkers (USW) against China for what it calls ‘protectionist practices’ in the renewable energy industry highlights the growing desire to secure national leadership in an uneven global playing field.

14 September 2010

Japan to challenge Canadian feed-in tariffs at WTO

Japan said it will lodge a case against Canada at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over conditions on feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in the province of Ontario, according to reports.

10 September 2010

Hitting UK 2020 targets will need step-change in renewables adoption, expert warns

Meeting the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets will mean a step-change in the rate of progress, a ramp-up of the pace of investment and entail significant delivery risks, according to a stern letter by the chair of the Committee on Climate Change to Energy Secretary Chris Huhne.

8 September 2010

Crystal Rig II wind farm begins operations in Scotland

Project developer Fred Olsen Renewables has officially opened the second phase of its Crystal Rig wind farm, which is already supplying 138MW to the grid.

7 September 2010

juwi switches on Bulgaria’s largest solar plant

A 3.6MW solar park built by juwi Solar in Drachevo, Bulgaria has been connected to the grid, becoming country’s largest solar project to date.

6 September 2010

Germany’s nuclear energy plan puts renewable energy investment at risk

The German government’s decision to prolong the lifetimes of nuclear power stations has put investment into its renewable energy industry in jeopardy, the country’s energy business lobby group said today.

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