In the latest move in the trade battle that the US is waging with Chinese over imports of cheap solar panels, import levies of up to 250% have been slapped onto solar energy products from the country.
There has been a ‘frenzy’ of activity in the Japanese renewable energy market over the last year, while Germany is considering a cap on support levels.
A new study out yesterday by The Crown Estate, which manages the UK’s coastal waters, calculates that the seas around the UK hold the potential for up to 118 GW of wave and tidal power.
On a visit to Edinburgh yesterday, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced a triple boost for regional activities on renewables, carbon capture and storage, and energy bill savings.
The sun is finally shining on Australia’s nascent renewables sector with the switching on of its first large-scale photovoltaic solar development.
The UK’s insulation industry is warning that the slow start to the government’s flagship Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation is putting 16,000 jobs at risk.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is today launching a multi-million pound renewable energy investment fund amid criticism that government’s green energy plans are at odds with North Sea oil operations.
Danish energy group DONG Energy, along with partners B9 Energy and RES, has won the rights to develop an offshore wind farm up to 600 MW in capacity off the east coast of Northern Ireland.
Global clean investment slumped 5% to $56.6 billion in the third quarter of the year thanks to uncertainty in key US and European markets, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Birmingham City Council, which was chosen as one of seven cities in England to kick start the government’s Green Deal, has appointed Carillion Energy to deliver the scheme.