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UK Green Investment Bank team appointed

UK Green Investment Bank team appointed

Lord Smith of Kelvin, current chair of SSE and The Weir Group, is to head the UK’s new Green Investment Bank, the government announced today.

Goldman Sachs plans $40 billion clean energy investment

Goldman Sachs plans $40 billion clean energy investment

Goldman Sachs is planning a $40 billion investment over the next decade into renewable energy projects, according to media reports.

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UK government promises ‘certainty’ with fresh solar FIT cuts in August

UK government promises ‘certainty’ with fresh solar FIT cuts in August

The UK government says it is giving the solar microgeneration industry ‘certainty’ by confirming further cuts to the feed-in tariff for domestic solar installations from August.

Sales of Toyota hybrids top 4 million worldwide

Sales of Toyota hybrids top 4 million worldwide

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced this week that sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped 4 million worldwide.

Scotland launches £18 million marine energy fund

Scotland launches £18 million marine energy fund

The Scottish Government yesterday launched an £18 million fund to support the development of the region’s first commercial wave and tidal power arrays.

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Atlantis Resources to lead ETI tidal energy cost-cutting project

Atlantis Resources to lead ETI tidal energy cost-cutting project

UK public-private partnership, the Energy Technologies Institute, has selected a team led by US company Atlantis Resources to spearhead its effort to cut the costs of tidal energy.

Bahrain plans solar expansion and largest US project gets underway

Bahrain plans solar expansion and largest US project gets underway

Four organisations have announced plans for a 5 MW distributed smart solar energy project in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Bahrain.

UK government publishes long-awaited Energy Bil

UK government publishes long-awaited Energy Bil

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey yesterday unveiled details of the government’s long-awaited Energy Bill, which promises to radically overhaul the country’s electricity market.

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Solar power closer to competitiveness than realised, says report

Solar power closer to competitiveness than realised, says report

Solar photovoltaics are much closer to competitiveness with conventional electricity generation sources than policymakers realise, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

SolarReserve adds to South African photovoltaics projects

SolarReserve adds to South African photovoltaics projects

US renewables developer SolarReserve was another winner in South Africa’s latest tender to build 1 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2016.