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Fury at UK plans to cut or scrap renewable feed-in tariffs


The UK government has today unveiled plans to radically reduce the financial support given to renewables under its feed-in tariff scheme.

Hydropower to lead renewables surge in Canada


Hydropower is predicted to provide half of all Canada’s cumulative installed power generation capacity by 2025.

Emerson automates China hydropower project


Emerson Process Management is automating the Shehong Liushu hydropower project in China’s Sichuan province. 

Islamic leaders issue climate challenge to oil producers


Islamic leaders today issued a rallying call to combat climate change.

‘Uneconomic’ Longannet coal plant in UK to close early


The last coal-fired power plant in Scotland, Longannet, is to close next year.

RWE launches power-to-gas plant in Germany


RWE has today launched a state-of-the-art power-to-gas plant in Germany.

Solar PV revenue forecast to top $151bn


Global annual revenue from solar PV installations is expected to hit $151bn in the next decade, according to new research.

RWE streamlines company to make it ‘future-proof’


The board of Germany’s largest power producer RWE has approved a radical restructuring and streamlining of the company.

GE low wind turbines make debut in France


A new wind farm in France will be the first in the country to deploy GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines.

Vietnam to ‘significantly transform power mix’


Vietnam is “poised to significantly transform its electrical power generation mix over the next two decades” according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Approval for $250m wind farm in Australia


Construction on a 315 MW wind farm in Australia will begin next year after it won development approval.

ADB praises power sector turnaround in Georgia


Georgia’s power sector reforms over the past two decades have been praised by the Asian Development Bank.

Alstom wins substation deals for offshore wind farms


Alstom has won substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms in the UK.

UK accused of ‘ill-thought energy and climate policies’


A report published today accuses the UK government of making “ill-thought through energy and climate policies”.

EC unveils changes to Emissions Trading System


The European Commission has today unveiled plans to revise the EU Emissions Trading System.

Small scale solar bucks global clean energy investment slump


Global investment in clean energy dipped in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2014.

Global submarine electricity transmission market to hit $24bn


The global submarine electricity transmission market is expected to grow from $16.8bn this year to $24.8bn in 2024, according to a new report.

CMA report concerned over cost of low carbon energy


The initial findings of a long-awaited report by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the British energy market have been published today.

Danish investment fund has €2bn for renewable financing


A Danish company has set up a €2bn ($2.2bn) investment fund which will focus on renewable energy projects in Europe and North America.

A winning formula for waste to energy power plants


For most power station operators the idea of using fuel that is not just free, but that they are actually getting paid to take, is probably something of an alien concept. But there is one generating industry where just such a model prevails, finds Ben Messenger