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US government launches $29 million new SunShot investment

US government launches $29 million new SunShot investment

The US Department of Energy is launching a new $29 million investment in four projects as part of its SunShot Initiative to reduce the costs of solar power.

South African deals offer lifeline to Chinese solar panel makers

South African deals offer lifeline to Chinese solar panel makers

Suntech, one of China’s largest producers of solar panels, is to supply 100 MW of its photovoltaic modules for two projects in South Africa.

UK government puts £100,000 up for grabs for efficiency training

UK government puts £100,000 up for grabs for efficiency training

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has put £100,000 up for grabs to support energy efficiency skills training.

Renewables could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, says report

Renewables could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, says report

A well-designed combination of wind and solar power with energy stored in fuel cells and batteries could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, according to new research.

Changes to CRC scheme will save UK businesses £272 million

Changes to CRC scheme will save UK businesses £272 million

The UK government’s plans to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment efficiency scheme will save businesses £272 million, says Energy Minister Greg Barker.

Businesses leading government on use of clean energy

Businesses leading government on use of clean energy

After the disappointing progress of governments in Doha to take action against climate change, businesses are leading the way in adopting clean energy, according to a new report.

Hinkley Point B power station

EDF could delay investment on Hinkley Point nuclear plans

EDF could delay investment on Hinkley Point nuclear plans

Energy company EDF Energy is reportedly delaying the investment decision on its plans for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, in southwest England.

Bankrupt US battery-maker A123 Systems sells assets to Wanxiang

Bankrupt US battery-maker A123 Systems sells assets to Wanxiang

US lithium-ion battery developer and manufacturer A123 Systems, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, has announced that it is to sell its assets to Chinese company Wanxiang’s American subsidiary based in Chicago.

E.ON's Robin Rigg windfarm in the UK

E.ON signs wind power agreement with Swedish firm

E.ON signs wind power agreement with Swedish firm

Energy giant E.ON has signed a joint venture agreement with Swedish forest and paper-based products firm SCA on wind power developments.

UN climate summit promises ‘gateway’ to future action

UN climate summit promises ‘gateway’ to future action

The United Nations climate change negotiations have ended with a last minute agreement on the ‘Doha Climate Gateway’, which launches a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol and sets a timetable for the adoption of a new agreement by 2015.