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    1. July 31, 2015

      UK aims to make solar and wind power subsidy-free

      Solar and wind power generators can prosper in Britain without subsidies, UK energy secretary Amber Rudd said,...

    2. July 31, 2015

      Siemens weighs into UK green energy row

      One of the world’s biggest industrial conglomerates has weighed into a row about green energy measures that the...

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    1. July 28, 2015

      Renewable energy poses challenge for Tokyo

      The world’s largest wind turbine looms over the port of Onahama, dwarfing the derricks of a bulk carrier as it unloads...

    2. July 27, 2015

      US business groups join forces to pledge action on climate change

      Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have joined 11 other large US companies to make a series of climate change pledges...

    3. July 24, 2015

      Harvesting returns from farmland investment

      As the search intensifies for reliable sources of growth in a febrile global economy, investors might not expect to...

    4. July 22, 2015

      Renewable power subsidies to be cut back

      Ministers unleashed a volley of industry complaints on Wednesday after unveiling fresh plans to slash green subsidies...

    5. July 21, 2015

      KKR snaps up most of Gestamp Solar

      KKR has swooped on a Spanish solar power plant developer, in the renewable energy sector’s second large deal in two...

    6. July 21, 2015

      Clean power subsidies to be reined back

      Ministers are poised to announce plans to rein back subsidies for low-carbon energy amid warnings that they will...

    7. July 13, 2015

      Cheap oil endangers poorer nations’ switch to renewable energy

      After oil prices started edging back up above $100 a barrel at the start of this decade, a Canadian gold mining company...

    8. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: End of climate levy relief undermines Drax shares

      Shares in Drax, the power utility switching from burning coal to wood pellets, tumbled on Wednesday after a climate...

    9. July 7, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne to review green energy subsidies

      George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure...

    10. July 7, 2015

      UK energy suppliers: no shock

      In economics, perfect competition eliminates profit and the incentive for investment disappears. The reverse, one...

    11. July 7, 2015

      Clean global economic growth now ‘within reach’

      Halting global warming without denting economic growth can be done more easily than many companies and governments...

    12. July 5, 2015

      US renewables industry seeks tax breaks to compete with gas

      The US wind and solar power industries face a fall in investment in 2017 after tax credits expire, their trade body has...

    13. July 3, 2015

      Q&A: Community shares

      Deep in the Kent countryside, community shares this week took a step towards self-regulation. The government-backed...

    14. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this...

    15. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and...

    16. June 28, 2015

      UK infrastructure spending rises almost 72%

      UK infrastructure contracts surged in the first few months of the year, driven by renewable energy and road projects,...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Green technology: Positive energy

      The inventors believe they are on the verge of what they call the “Wright brothers” moment for nuclear fusion power. If...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Gates to double investment in renewable energy projects

      Bill Gates is planning to double his personal investment in innovative green technologies to $2bn over the next five...

    19. June 23, 2015

      UK solar start-up powers up to take on Tesla’s home battery

      It is the British answer to electric carmaker Tesla’s graceful wall-mounted home battery: a chunky power storage unit...

    20. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    21. June 21, 2015

      Iberdrola calls for energy reforms to back ‘efficient’ renewables

      The boss of one of Europe’s biggest power companies has called for deep changes to the way the continent runs and...

    22. June 21, 2015

      The challenge of picking climate change winners and losers

      Investors must take action to protect their portfolios against climate change, even as governments worldwide step up...

    23. June 18, 2015

      UK wind operators hit at plans to end subsidies early

      Thousands of jobs could be lost and millions of pounds in investment scrapped as a result of the government’s decision...

    24. June 17, 2015

      India courts solar investors with dollar contracts plan

      The baking days before the arrival of the monsoon, when much of south Asia swelters in daytime temperatures above 45C,...

    25. June 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: There is profit in saving the planet

      In praise of techno-optimism Pope Francis, in an encyclical leaked a few days before its publication, is cognizant of...

    26. June 15, 2015

      Renewable power will overtake coal if climate pledges are kept

      Wind, solar and other types of renewable power will overtake coal to become the world’s top source of electricity in...

    27. June 14, 2015

      Kicking the coal habit

      If there is an energy transition away from fossil fuels under way, it has so far moved painfully slowly. The share of...

    28. June 11, 2015

      Donald Trump blows more hot air over Scotland wind farms

      Such is Donald Trump’s trademark hyperbole that upon opening his new golf clubhouse in northeast Scotland, the US...

    29. June 11, 2015

      Oil price fall and limits on use of crops hits biofuels industry

      The past year has brought a welcome surge in investment and growth for the renewable energy industry — with one very...

    30. June 11, 2015

      Christo Wiese seeks to open Brait’s ‘war chest’ in wake of UK deals

      South African retail tycoon Christo Wiese is on the lookout for fresh deals after splashing £1.4bn on two UK consumer...

    31. June 8, 2015

      G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuels

      The Group of Seven industrial powers have agreed the world should phase out fossil fuel emissions this century, in a...

    32. June 7, 2015

      Solar panel theft on the rise in Germany

      It took two weeks for Matthias Kynast to discover thieves had struck the solar park he manages near the German town of...

    33. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    34. June 4, 2015

      Solar energy: sunshine on a cloudy day

      Thursday brought the first hint of summer after a chilly British spring. It also brought news of another solar energy...

    35. June 3, 2015

      Ikea vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures

      Ikea, the Swedish home furnishing group, has vowed to spend €1bn on renewable energy and other measures to tackle...

    36. June 3, 2015

      Wind power industry threatens to sue if subsidies are cut

      The wind power industry has raised the threat of legal action against the government over imminent cuts to subsidies...

    37. June 3, 2015

      Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay

      A Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the world’s first tidal lagoon project for generating clean...

    38. June 1, 2015

      The compelling case for global carbon pricing

      Carbon must have a higher price tag if the risk of catastrophic global warming is to be contained. On this question...

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