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  1. August 3, 2014

    Rise of renewables adds to need for gas power

    Something odd is happening at Europe’s big energy companies. They have stopped complaining so much about renewable energy...

  2. July 31, 2014

    Blow to UK renewables as Celtic Array is scrapped

    Plans for Europe’s largest wind farm off the north Wales coast have been scrapped after Celtic Array, the joint venture...

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  1. FT.com - European Energy

    Red tape dogs the increased utilisation of renewable energy sources in Europe...
  2. Energy

    While the US enjoys cheap gas, Europe has become a battleground of conflicting priorit...
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  1. July 23, 2014

    UK energy department reverses Drax biomass decision

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has reversed its decision to exclude Drax Group from receiving an enhanced...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Wind turbine fire risk highlighted by researchers

    Wind farms have long been blamed for blighting views and killing birds but now it is claimed they are also a bigger fire...

  3. July 13, 2014

    Turbine makers adapt to winds of change

    Investing in energy The World Cup has been a stressful event for Ghana’s electricity industry. When the national team was...

  4. July 6, 2014

    Insurers to cover withdrawal of solar and wind subsidies

    Insurers are developing plans to protect investors in solar and wind power projects against the sudden withdrawal of crucial...

  5. Nick Butler

    July 6, 2014

    Can UK energy policy be rescued?

    Storms ahead? Photo by Getty Spare a thought on this bright summer’s day for two men struggling to reconcile truth and...

  6. Nick Butler

    June 29, 2014

    The new French energy policy - politics as usual or an act of corporate euthanasia ?

    France has a new energy policy. Although some saw the statement presented for debate in the National Assembly ten days ago...

  7. June 26, 2014

    Germany and EU row over energy subsidies

    Brussels and Berlin traded barbs on Thursday amid a bitter row over EU competition rules allegedly scuppering reforms to...

  8. June 24, 2014

    Green bank to invest £1bn in offshore energy

    The Green Investment Bank is to launch a £1bn fund to buy stakes in UK offshore wind farms in an effort to bolster a...

  9. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Caption competition: win two tickets to next week’s extravaganza of ideas. Commodity...

  10. June 24, 2014

    KKR pays €417m for stake in Acciona renewables unit

    US buyout group KKR has agreed to uire a third of the international wind and solar power business of Spain’s Acciona, in one...

  11. June 23, 2014

    Germany’s green energy transformation

    On a bright but windy weekend in Germany last month, renewables set a new record. For an hour at lunchtime on Sunday May 11,...

  12. June 22, 2014

    Ministers warned of threat to green energy projects

    The pot of money that ministers have set aside to subsidise UK renewable power is likely to run out much more quickly than...

  13. June 22, 2014

    Yieldco returns in high demand from energy sector

    A new corporate structure is rapidly gaining popularity among US-listed power generators: the “yieldco”, a vehicle that...

  14. June 22, 2014

    Investors challenge Italy’s cuts for solar power

    Italian and foreign investors are challenging the legality of cuts in subsidies to the rapidly expanding solar power sector...

  15. June 19, 2014

    Windy winter helps lift Infinis

    A windy winter helped push up underlying profits at Infinis, the renewable energy generator floated by Guy Hands’ Terra...

  16. June 17, 2014

    A climate fix would ruin investors

    How much of the world’s fossil fuel reserves will eventually be burnt? This is not just a question for those concerned with...

  17. June 10, 2014

    Chile pulls plug on $9bn hydroelectric project

    Chile’s new centre-left government cancelled the environmental permit for a controversial $9bn hydroelectric project in the...

  18. June 10, 2014

    Enel chief sees future for gas-renewables collaboration

    Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel, sees a bright future for gas-fired plants and renewable electricity sources...

  19. Nick Butler

    June 8, 2014

    The beginnings of a common European energy policy

    A 220-page document entitled “Commission Staff Working Document: In-depth study of European Energy Security” is hardly...

  20. June 8, 2014

    Solar power sector hopes emission bid will light way

    This month, the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per...

  21. June 5, 2014

    Renewable sources key to lower energy costs

    The world could provide energy at a lower cost by doubling the share that comes from renewable sources such as wind and...

  22. June 4, 2014

    Eric Pickles clamps down on onshore wind farm applications

    Eric Pickles has turned down applications to build 10 onshore wind farms in the past year, prompting accusations that the...

  23. May 28, 2014

    Green bond credentials under scrutiny

    What makes a “green” bond green? The question has arisen with renewed force since GDF Suez, the French power company, this...

  24. May 25, 2014

    Climate change is a business problem

    The message from climate scientists is stark. Recent reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say it is...

  25. May 21, 2014

    Green Economy: Talent is drawn to cities that offer fresh air and open space

    In March, Panasonic announced it would pay employees in China a premium to compensate for high levels of PM2.5 – tiny...

  26. May 15, 2014

    Europe’s renewable energy market boosted by €3bn wind farm deal

    A €3bn deal for what is expected to be one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farms has boosted Europe’s battered...

  27. May 13, 2014

    Large solar farms face subsidy blow

    Subsidies for large solar farms are to be scrapped in what the industry described as a crippling blow after ministers said...

  28. April 30, 2014

    Iberdrola proves resilient against Spain’s energy reform

    Iberdrola shrugged off the costly fallout from controversial Spanish energy reforms to record an 8.4 per cent rise in...

  29. April 24, 2014

    Coalition seeks long-term energy deal worth about £300m

    Electricity generators are being invited to bid for a long-term contract worth about £300m to supply energy to the...

  30. FT Tech Hub

    April 23, 2014

    Growing a greener Apple

    A cheeky Apple advertisement appeared in several newspapers on Tuesday. Above a vast array of solar panels, it read: “There...

  31. April 23, 2014

    Drax shares hit by UK subsidy move

    Shares in Drax, the UK power generator, fell more than 13 per cent after it said it was launching legal proceedings against...

  32. April 17, 2014

    Mubadala’s profits buoyed by rising equity markets

    Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala tripled its net profit on financial investments in 2013, as equity markets rose –...

  33. April 16, 2014

    NextEnergy raises £86m for solar projects

    NextEnergy Solar Fund is to acquire eight UK solar projects after raising £86m in a London IPO. The amount raised is less...

  34. April 14, 2014

    Wind farms more popular than fracking, UK study suggests

    Britons would prefer to live near a wind farm over a “fracking” site by a majority of three to one, according to an opinion...

  35. Nick Butler

    April 13, 2014

    Germany sets a new tone on energy policy

    The subtle redesign of Germany energy policy agreed by the government in Berlin last week sends some important signals not...

  36. April 9, 2014

    Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

    Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy...

  37. April 8, 2014

    Berlin secures energy concessions from EU

    Germany’s heavy industry will continue to be largely exempted from paying for the country’s switch to renewable energy,...

  38. April 6, 2014

    Brussels bends to pressure from Germany on clean energy subsidies

    Brussels will this week bend to intense pressure from Berlin and relax planned curbs on subsidies for clean energy, clearing...

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