Green energy sees secure future from Obama's climate plan


Source: Reuters 4 August 2015
Green energy sees secure future from Obama's climate plan

Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions.

Aviva Pledges $3.9 Billion In Renewable Energy Investments


Source: Clean Technica 4 August 2015
Aviva Pledges $3.9 Billion In Renewable Energy Investments

One of the leading insurance companies in the world, Aviva, has announced plans to significantly increase investments in low-carbon assets.

Cash injection for wave devices


Source: reNews 3 August 2015
Cash injection for wave devices

Scotland’s Aquamarine Power and Corpower Ocean of Sweden have each bagged close to £2m from Wave Energy Scotland to develop power take-off systems.

Race to store renewable energy


Source: Cosmos 3 August 2015
Race to store renewable energy

Frequent reports trumpet price breakthroughs in solar and wind electricity while fossil-fuel generation facilities are disparaged as stranded assets.

Renewable Energy Powers Up Rural India


Source: Wall Street Journal 30 July 2015
Renewable Energy Powers Up Rural India

A small field of solar panels on the outskirts of this rural district was built to generate energy for a cellphone tower.

Is Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar energy goal for the US workable?


Source: The Guardian 29 July 2015
Is Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar energy goal for the US workable?

On Sunday Hillary Clinton said that by the end of her first term, the US would have seven times more solar energy capacity than it does today.

Eon launches UK solar plan


Source: reNews 29 July 2015
Eon launches UK solar plan

Eon UK and Sungevity have announced a new 'Go Solar' regional programme for the UK, offering customers solar panel systems for their homes.

Sunny Future for Solar Installers


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 28 July 2015
Sunny Future for Solar Installers

Over the past year, solar PV installations have increased dramatically in the UK, making it the largest growth market for the technology in Europe.

Green cuts risk sending UK back to the dark ages


Source: The Guardian 28 July 2015
Green cuts risk sending UK back to the dark ages

The government’s U-turn on renewable energy risks sending this country back to the dark ages of relying only on fossil fuel.

How green are self-driving cars?


Source: GreenBiz 27 July 2015
How green are self-driving cars?

Hopes that driverless vehicles soon could move out of the pages of science fiction novels and on to the road have received a boost of late.

Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power


Source: Yahoo News 27 July 2015
Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind.

Plenty of promise but long road ahead for smart grid


Source: Energy Biz 24 July 2015
Plenty of promise but long road ahead for smart grid

A five-year public-private test project designed to build a regional smart grid in the Pacific Northwest found success in some areas.

Scotland's First Minister demands Whitehall "respect" for renewable energy


Source: Click Green 24 July 2015
Scotland's First Minister demands Whitehall "respect" for renewable energy

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is using her increased political muscle to fight the corner of the Scottish renewable energy industry.

DECC: Amber Rudd reduces subsidies for renewable energy


Source: The Carbon Brief 23 July 2015
DECC: Amber Rudd reduces subsidies for renewable energy

The UK government has unveiled a package of measures to reduce subsidies to renewable energy in an effort to keep down household bills.

Smart Grid companies raise $289 million in first half of 2015: Mercom Capital Group


Source: Economic Times 23 July 2015
Smart Grid companies raise $289 million in first half of 2015: Mercom Capital Group

Companies which are into Smart Grid technologies attracted $289 million in the first half of this year, according to a report by Mercom Capital Group.

Solar power subsidies to be cut under plans to reduce green energy costs


Source: The Guardian 22 July 2015
Solar power subsidies to be cut under plans to reduce green energy costs

Proposed measures include cutting aid to small-scale solar installations, with option of ending subsidies for roof-top panels earlier than expected.

Green light for world's first tidal lagoon


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 22 July 2015
Green light for world's first tidal lagoon

The Swansea Bay project, the world’s first tidal lagoon was granted planning permission last month and is set to begin in joint venture.

Solar warning for UK


Source: reNews 21 July 2015
Solar warning for UK

The UK government has been warned that it could waste gains made in the solar sector, if it does not provide a sensible, long-term approach.

The Environmentalist Case Against 100% Renewable Energy Plans


Source: CityLab 21 July 2015
The Environmentalist Case Against 100% Renewable Energy Plans

Renewable energy has had a busy year. For example, California and New York have adopted ambitious plans calling for 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Grid warning for Germany


Source: reNews 20 July 2015
Grid warning for Germany

Germany has been warned that grid capacity needs further expansion if the country is to continue offshore wind growth.

Australia's war on wind farms could jeopardize a $2 billion renewable energy project


Source: Business Insider 20 July 2015
Australia's war on wind farms could jeopardize a $2 billion renewable energy project

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's hostility to "visually awful" wind farms has sent a chill through the renewable energy industry.

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