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  1. 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 –...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. April 3, 2014

    Ukraine stand-off aids renewables’ case

    The stand-off with Moscow over Ukraine could hardly have come at a better time for Europe’s troubled renewable energy...

  7. April 2, 2014

    Vestas: wind up?

    After a difficult couple of years, the wind is back in Vestas’ sails. The share price of the wind turbine maker has risen...

  8. April 2, 2014

    Renewable companies worry about Tory green strategy

    Renewable energy companies are concerned about the possibility of a Tory victory in 2015 as it emerged that Nick Clegg had...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Protesters oppose power line crucial for Germany’s green future

    From the rear window of his house in the picturesque Bavarian district of Neumarkt, Ulrich Hampel can look out on a...

  10. March 25, 2014

    Elation and puzzlement over Yorkshire wind plant

    Siemens’ decision to invest £160m in the UK’s first offshore wind turbine blade plant in Yorkshire was greeted with elation...

  11. March 24, 2014

    Siemens to invest £310m in Hull wind turbine plant

    Siemens will invest £310m in a wind turbine assembly plant in Hull in a substantial boost to northern manufacturing and the...

  12. March 21, 2014

    Budget 2014: Pensions unchained

    George Osborne’s fifth Budget was one of the most eventful in recent memory for savers and investors. Those who had been...

  13. March 21, 2014

    An uncommon outbreak of common sense

    A few weeks ago I wrote about venture capital trusts. Some people said I was too hard on them and their managers. Others...

  14. March 19, 2014

    Renewables subsidies to be excluded from EIS and VCT

    The door appears to be shutting on a popular means of lower risk tax-efficient investment as the government clamps down on...

  15. March 19, 2014

    Permission granted for huge wind farm off Scotland

    The world's third-largest offshore wind farm, capable of powering a million homes and creating 5,000 jobs, has been cleared...

  16. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Manufacturers shielded against green taxes

    Manufacturers have won a number of concessions in the Budget with a £7bn package to cut energy bills that will cap a...

  17. March 16, 2014

    Germany’s energy policy is expensive, harmful and short-sighted

    The Ukrainian crisis has again put German energy policy in the spotlight. As long as Europe’s green energy is expensive and...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David looks at the possibly good, possibly bad, but definitely a threat, online money...

  19. March 12, 2014

    Eon chief warns on energy security

    Eon, Germany’s biggest utility, forecast a further steep decline in earnings this year and warned that political decisions...

  20. March 11, 2014

    Climate focus drives demand for ‘green’ bonds

    With billions of dollars of investment required to cope with climate change, the market for “green” bonds that finance...

  21. March 4, 2014

    Germany’s RWE slides into €2.8bn net loss for 2013

    The challenge faced by Europe’s conventional electricity generators was starkly illustrated on Tuesday as RWE, Germany’s...

  22. March 2, 2014

    Green Investment Bank steps in to back onshore wind power

    The UK government’s green bank is stepping in to back onshore wind power schemes for the first time as it emerges that...

  23. February 27, 2014

    GDF Suez writes off €14.9bn as value of power plants falls

    French utility GDF Suez took a “massive” €14.9bn impairment charge and warned it could cut its dividend, adding that the...

  24. February 27, 2014

    Lord Deben’s sharp words for Australia’s approach to climate change

    The Abbott government’s move to abandon the carbon tax and other climate measures has been contentious within Australia but...

  25. February 26, 2014

    Germans told of billions lost to trade due to energy policy

    Germany’s exports would have been €15bn higher last year if its industry had not paid a premium for electricity compared...

  26. February 26, 2014

    UAE aims to ensure its billions are spent wisely in post-Morsi Egypt

    Gulf governments have been generous in their support of Egypt’s military-backed interim government, spending billions to...

  27. February 23, 2014

    Shell hits out at Brussels energy policy

    Royal Dutch Shell has launched a broadside against what it says is a “European energy crisis” that could drive a raft of new...

  28. February 19, 2014

    Red-throated Diver bird kills off second phase of wind farm

    The UK’s renewable energy plans have been set back after the companies building the world’s biggest offshore wind farm,...

  29. February 18, 2014

    Carbon costs weigh on Drax

    Falls in the price of imported coal were outweighed by the scrapping of emissions allowances and a new carbon price support...

  30. February 17, 2014

    Liverpool and Glasgow’s rival revivals have great deal in common

    Liverpool and Glasgow are so alike they could almost be twins. The west coast ports share Irish influence, football and a...

  31. Nick Butler

    February 16, 2014

    Could France and Germany create a common energy policy?

    On Wednesday the cabinets of the France and Germany will hold a joint meeting in Paris. The occasion is highly symbolic –...

  32. February 16, 2014

    Private equity retreats from renewables ‘fad’

    Private equity houses are retreating from the much-hyped renewable energy sector in the wake of a swath of lossmaking...

  33. February 16, 2014

    A cheaper tariff for saving the world

    All around the world, governments that embarked on programmes to support the growth of renewable energy are trying to get to...

  34. February 13, 2014

    EDF investment spending to peak in 2015

    French state-owned utility EDF said its investment spending would start to fall from next year as new projects came online...

  35. February 12, 2014

    Guy Hands’ star dealmaker asked to leave Terra Firma

    Guy Hands’ plan to transform his private equity business, with the biggest fundraising since he lost a £1.75bn stake in EMI,...

  36. February 12, 2014

    EU state aid rules hit flagship renewable energy projects

    Some of Britain’s flagship renewable energy projects have been thrown into doubt over EU concerns that the subsidies that...

  37. February 10, 2014

    US issues new challenge to India over solar power

    The US has intensified a trade row with India over its national solar programme by launching a new challenge and accusing...

  38. February 10, 2014

    Scottish Power eyes hydroelectric expansion

    Scottish Power, the Spanish-owned energy group, is to consider a major expansion of “pumped storage” hydroelectric power in...

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