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    1. March 3, 2015

      Conergy returns to profit and seeks listing

      Conergy, which was one of Europe’s largest solar power companies before it filed for insolvency two years ago, is preparing...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Generating returns from renewables

      In December 2003, off the coast of Prestatyn, north Wales, the blades of the UK’s first offshore wind turbines started...

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    1. February 26, 2015

      Green energy auction sets stage for cheaper solar and wind power

      Close to 30 UK green energy schemes have been awarded a subsidy pot worth nearly £4bn in a government auction that has set...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Iberdrola builds US presence with UIL deal

      Iberdrola, the Spanish electricity group, is to create a platform for future expansion in the US by listing its business...

    3. February 24, 2015

      Energy companies need not fear darkness at the break of noon

      The darkness is coming. On March 20, twilight will fall across much of Europe as the moon sweeps across the face of the sun....

    4. February 23, 2015

      Solar eclipse puts Europe’s power supplies at risk

      An eclipse of the sun next month could disrupt Europe’s power supplies because so many countries now use solar energy,...

    5. February 22, 2015

      Chinese demand fuels renewables sector turnround

      Production of wind turbines and solar panels soared in 2014, as increased demand from China fuelled a turnround for...

    6. February 22, 2015

      India’s overleveraged companies seek new dawn

      India’s legion of heavily indebted companies took heart last week as shares in Suzlon Energy soared nearly a third on news...

    7. February 20, 2015

      How to invest in enterprise investment schemes

      It is nearing the end of the tax year. You are a high earner who likes to invest in a tax-efficient manner and have stashed...

    8. February 20, 2015

      Confessions of a pop pundit pension saver

      A year ago, I wrote in these pages about my disillusionment with my pension plan, specifically the charges I was paying for...

    9. February 18, 2015

      Iberdrola profits fall as it grapples with renewables regulations

      Profits at Iberdrola, the Spanish power generator, fell during 2014 as the group grappled with regulations in its home...

    10. February 17, 2015

      UK approves world’s biggest offshore wind farm

      The world’s biggest offshore wind scheme has been given the go-ahead off the coast of Yorkshire, in a move the government...

    11. February 16, 2015

      Actis to set up $1.9bn renewable business in Africa

      Actis, the UK-listed private equity group, is to set up a $1.9bn renewable energy business in Africa, in an attempt to tap...

    12. February 16, 2015

      Saeta Yield IPO buoyed by positive mood

      Saeta Yield, a new renewable energy company spun out of Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, the Spanish infrastructure...

    13. February 14, 2015

      UK political leaders in joint pledge on climate change

      David Cameron has teamed up with Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to sign an unusual cross-party pledge to combat climate change...

    14. February 11, 2015

      Germany’s green goals have profound consequences for Eon and RWE

      German renewables power forward The solar panels Konrad Kuisle installed on the roof of his barn and milking shed have been...

    15. February 10, 2015

      Wind subsidy loophole boosts spread of bigger turbines

      A loophole in a popular subsidy scheme for small wind power projects is boosting the spread of bigger turbines and could end...

    16. February 4, 2015

      Investors back UK’s first tidal lagoon power project

      Plans for the UK’s first tidal lagoon power project will get a boost on Thursday with the announcement that it has reached...

    17. January 30, 2015

      Cheaper oil puts woodchip fuel on the back burner

      Downton Abbey, the period drama about the twilight of the British empire, might seem an elegant world away from the plunging...

    18. January 27, 2015

      Breakneck growth of Hanergy raises questions

      It is a Chinese company that promises to revolutionise the way solar power is used and to become the Apple of green energy....

    19. January 22, 2015

      Suzlon sells German unit to Centerbridge for €1bn

      Suzlon Energy has agreed to sell its German unit for €1bn ($1.2bn) in an all-cash deal aimed at helping the struggling...

    20. January 21, 2015

      Environment Agency pension fund tells oil groups to go green

      The Environment Agency’s pension fund has urged BP and Royal Dutch Shell to invest in renewable energy and do more to tackle...

    21. January 18, 2015

      Falling oil prices threaten electric cars and biofuels

      Tumbling oil prices look set to hit electric cars and biofuels harder than other parts of the green power industry, the head...

    22. January 13, 2015

      US energy: Off the grid

      At 255-257 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan, there is only a discreet bronze plaque to honour one of the world’s most...

    23. January 9, 2015

      China extends lead over US as top green energy backer

      China last year extended its lead over the US as the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, with continued growth in...

    24. January 7, 2015

      Renewables take top spot in Germany power supply stakes

      Renewables were the biggest contributor to Germany’s electricity supply last year, according to data that underline the...

    25. January 1, 2015

      Britain’s energy policy needs to be reviewed

      When the UK’s coalition government came into power in 2010 it faced many challenges. Not the least of these was the need to...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: China as a model renewable energy economy

      By Li Hejun, China New Energy Chamber of Commerce and Hanergy Holding Group Almost 200 governments met in Peru this month to...

    27. December 26, 2014

      ScottishPower eyes big expansion of onshore wind energy

      ScottishPower, the UK’s largest generator of wind power, has said it sees plenty of room for expansion in Scotland despite...

    28. December 17, 2014

      Private investment dries up for UK wave energy projects

      “Scotland rules the waves,” Alex Salmond declared in 2011, as the Scottish government unveiled a high-tech electricity...

    29. December 15, 2014

      Terra Firma eyes exit from flagship green bet Infinis

      Guy Hands’ private equity firm Terra Firma is exploring a sale of its 68.6 per cent stake in Infinis Energy, the renewable...

    30. December 12, 2014

      Investors to lose tax break after renewable energy abuses

      Ministers have cracked down on exploitation of a tax break meant to help early-stage companies raise finance, as figures...

    31. December 9, 2014

      Exxon sees N America as liquid fuels exporter

      North America is likely to be a net exporter of liquid fuels in the next decade, as production grows while demand in the US...

    32. December 7, 2014

      Falling oil price stresses urgency of climate change agreement

      The tumbling price of oil underlines the urgency of agreeing an international global warming treaty, the minister presiding...

    33. December 5, 2014

      EU directive sees investors recommit to Guernsey

      Seven years after the onset of the global financial crisis, Guernsey’s funds industry is returning to growth, even as the...

    34. November 30, 2014

      Eon to spin off its fossil fuel assets as big losses loom

      Germany’s biggest utility Eon said it would spin off its fossil fuel and nuclear generation business into a new company and...

    35. November 25, 2014

      Innovative biomass plant fires up Austrian economic backwater

      The passing motorist will rarely give the tiny village of Urbersdorf, in southern Burgenland, a second glance. Its houses...

    36. November 25, 2014

      The growing absurdity of German energy policy

      At a time of mounting concern about climate change, governments are under pressure to introduce renewable sources of energy...

    37. November 24, 2014

      Q&A: Germany’s Energiewende

      Last month, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice-chancellor, warned Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven that there would be...

    38. November 24, 2014

      German plea to Sweden over threat to coal mines

      Germany has made a dramatic appeal to Sweden to help it out of an energy dilemma that threatens Europe’s biggest economy as...

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