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  • European Commission Studies Renewable Costs
    New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear in terms of costs a subsidy levels.
  • UK Green Bank Set to Draw Offshore Wind Investors to $1.6 Billion Fund
    The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain?s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power.
  • Canada's $7 Billion Hydro-Dam Project Wins Environmental Approval
    British Columbia?s C$7.9 billion ($7 billion) Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River won environmental approval, paving the way for final decision later this year.
  • Putin Strengthening China-Russia Ties for Renewable Energy Development
    China has encroached so strongly into Russia this year ? a shift meant mainly to mollify the U.S. impact on the countries? economic interests and the world stage ? that the dominance made even prominent Russians fearful of the Asian giant.
  • Germany?s Clean Electricity Costs Decline for First Time
    German electricity consumers will for the first time see a drop in the fee added to their bills to fund renewables, a boost for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has pledged to curb the cost for voters.
  • We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA?s ?Clean Power Plan?
    Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the U.S., and they certainly deserve an ?E? for effort so far.  But effort without good outcomes doesn?t really count.  Sadly, the EPA?s rule as proposed would create unin
  • Norway Approves First Direct Electricity Link to Germany
    Norway approved the construction of the first direct electricity cable to Germany and granted a license for a link to the U.K. to aid power trading between the nations.
  • Latin America Report: 7 Renewable Energy Stories Worth Reading
    The renewable energy market is fast-paced and growing with each passing day. It?s hard to keep up with every industry announcement and insight, so we decided to highlight interesting developments that took place during the past few weeks, and some valuable insights that are worth revisiting.
  • Local, Lower Prices, 33 Percent Renewable ? Sonoma Clean (Community) Power Ha...
    Starting this May, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers are getting renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. The portion of renewable electricity (?CleanStart?) for the average customer will rise by 50 percent. For those so motivated ? 3 percent of customers already ? it?s also po
  • EU Nations Mull Funds to Aid Clean Energy in 2030 Climate Deal
    European Union governments are considering the use of carbon-permit funds to help finance clean technologies and spur poorer nations toward a low-carbon economy under a planned deal on 2030 climate and energy policies.
  • Electrifying Keyna: How One African Country is Approaching Renewable Energy D...
    Kenya?s renewable energy ambitions have attracted growing attention in recent months. There has been a strong uptick in interest in the country?s wind energy potential in particular. Last year, Kenya?s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum said in an investment prospectus for 2013-2016 that it plans to boost wind power generation by 630 MW as part of its target to increase electricity levels by 5,000 MW by 2016. In March, the Kenyan government also signed a financing document for the largest private investment in Kenya.
  • Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: September Swoon
    Worries including the conflict with ISIL, Ebola, and economic slow-down in Europe, sent the stock market down in the month to October 3rd, with small cap stocks and clean energy stocks falling even farther than the large cap S&P 500.
  • EU Seeks Faster Renewable Energy Integration Amid Crisis in Ukraine
    The European Union is seeking to speed up the creation of a common energy market to help its shift to a low-carbon economy and boost security of energy supplies amid a natural-gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

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