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US slaps import tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam

As the US and China conclude discussions of trade relations, the Commerce Department has slapped still tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam.

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.

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.

UK and Germany announce joint effort to help tackle climate change

As the United Nations climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar move into the final hours, the UK and Germany have announced a joint venture to help partner countries take action against climate change.

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WindMade initiative breezes ahead thanks to consumer demand

WindMade initiative breezes ahead thanks to consumer demand

The WindMade organisation announced a new consumer label for goods and products made using renewable energy at the United Nations’ COP18 climate summit in Doha yesterday.

UK pledges £1.5 billion to help developing world tackle climate change

UK pledges £1.5 billion to help developing world tackle climate change

Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced that the UK will provide £1.5 billion of ‘fast start’ finance to help developing countries tackle climate change on his arrival in Doha at the United Nations negotiations. 

Artist's impression of Blue Energy PV plant in Ghana

Blue Energy gets green light to build Africa’s largest solar farm

Blue Energy gets green light to build Africa’s largest solar farm

UK-based renewable energy developer Blue Energy has been given the green light to build the largest solar farm in Africa.

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Before he headed to Doha, Qatar to join the United Nation climate change negotiations, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said there was still reason to be hopeful.

“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

As the latest United Nations climate summit kicks off in Doha, Qatar this week, UK researchers say that the “antiquated” structure of the negotiations obstruct agreement.

Al Khor beach in Doha, Qatar. (Credit Martin Belam)

Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit

Qatar justifies choice as host of UN climate change summit

The Gulf state of Qatar says it is right the choice to host the United Nations climate change summit in Doha this week.