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      Big Oil: From black to green

      In 2014 Joe Mocniak joined a growing number of his neighbours in the New York suburb of Massapequa and had solar panels...

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    1. 10 hours ago

      Siemens puts plan to export wind turbine blades from UK on hold

      Siemens has warned its plans to eventually export wind turbine blades from the UK will have to be put on hold because...

    2. Nick Butler

      June 27, 2016

      Brexit: the impact on UK energy policy

      At one level, the UK’s exit from the EU should have very little impact on the energy business. The price of oil, gas...

    3. June 23, 2016

      Elon Musk’s $1tn goal could be out of this world

      Has Silicon Valley run out of ambition? That uncharacteristic question has been voiced increasingly in tech circles as...

    4. June 22, 2016

      Tesla boss Elon Musk tests investors with one-stop energy company

      For shareholders in Tesla Motors, it sometimes seems as though Elon Musk can do little wrong as he raises billions of...

    5. June 22, 2016

      Competition clouds prospects for solar power

      Solar power is a paradox. It is the world’s fastest-growing energy source, but it has been anything but a one-way...

    6. June 22, 2016

      Tesla-SolarCity: storm ahead

      Elon Musk believes there is an advantage to being a vertically-integrated energy production, storage and transport...

    7. June 21, 2016

      Elon Musk to use Tesla to buy out his SolarCity

      Elon Musk has taken a step towards rolling up his different corporate interests, using the high-flying stock of...

    8. June 21, 2016

      Wind turbine maker Goldwind looks beyond Xinjiang

      Dabancheng wind farm’s location in a natural wind tunnel in China’s Xinjiang province makes it one of the best situated...

    9. June 20, 2016

      Siemens/Gamesa: blow harder

      When alternative goes mainstream, economics comes to the fore. Rising popularity attracts new competition, endangering...

    10. June 13, 2016

      Prudential raises its bet on green energy

      UK insurance group Prudential has raised its bet on the future of green energy with a planned €150m investment in...

    11. June 9, 2016

      Argentina turns to renewable energy

      Argentina’s new government is looking to the icy winds that make the vast plains of Patagonia inhospitable to entice...

    12. June 8, 2016

      Battery-power investments energise UK renewables sector

      Energy companies are pouring unprecedented sums of money into batteries and other power storage systems long deemed a...

    13. June 5, 2016

      A painful split – Johannes Teyssen, Eon CEO

      Johannes Teyssen is in a rueful mood. The company he has run for the past six years has just been split in two, in the...

    14. June 1, 2016

      China wind power: big fan

      China’s wind farms have long had a cloud hanging over them: not enough of their clean energy is consumed. That seems...

    15. Nick Butler

      May 30, 2016

      Brexit and European energy policy – the case for engagement

      With a few honourable exceptions, the debate on British membership of the EU has so far consisted of a contest between...

    16. May 29, 2016

      Environmental issues left behind as Brexit rhetoric intensifies

      Few topics seem to have been ignored in an increasingly frenzied EU referendum debate that has so far covered...

    17. May 25, 2016

      Green jobs grow as oil employment falls

      The number of jobs in the global renewable energy industry grew by 5 per cent last year, in stark contrast to the steep...

    18. May 25, 2016

      Believers in biogas potential pump up power of sewage

      The link between flushing the lavatory and turning the lights on may not appear that obvious. But businesses who...

    19. May 25, 2016

      Swansea Bay tidal power developer scraps sea wall deal with Chinese

      The developer of a groundbreaking £1.3bn tidal power scheme has cancelled a contract for a Chinese company to build a...

    20. May 22, 2016

      Syrians use pedal power to get electricity flowing

      Rami al-Sayyed used to pedal his bike for two hours every day — not for the exercise, but to charge his laptop. After...

    21. May 20, 2016

      UK power prices go negative as renewables boom distorts market

      A surge in solar and wind farms has helped drive down UK energy prices so much that power stations have started paying...

    22. May 18, 2016

      Eon and RWE pursue radical restructurings

      Michael Lewis always has strong emotions driving past Ratcliffe-on-Soar, a 48-year-old coal-fired power station in...

    23. May 15, 2016

      Isabelle Kocher, Engie — a new kind of power

      When she took the helm of Engie, the world’s biggest non state-owned electricity company this month, Isabelle Kocher...

    24. May 15, 2016

      Low European power prices here to stay, says utility CEO

      Low European electricity prices are here to stay, according to the new chief executive of Engie, the world’s largest...

    25. May 13, 2016

      Octopus to pull out of further EIS investments

      The largest manager of investments using the tax-friendly enterprise investment scheme (EIS) has pulled out of the...

    26. May 12, 2016

      Big US companies spearhead renewable energy drive

      When General Motors buys electricity for the Texas plant that makes hundreds of its Chevrolet and Cadillac trucks each...

    27. May 12, 2016

      US groups back renewable energy alliance

      US companies including Facebook and Microsoft are backing a new alliance to deliver a steep increase in electricity...

    28. May 12, 2016

      RWE beats expectations on strong energy trading

      RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility, announced a 2 per cent drop in first-quarter profits to €857m, beating market...

    29. May 12, 2016

      Dong Energy unveils plans for summer IPO

      Dong Energy has fired the starting gun on what is set to be one of Europe’s biggest stock market listings this year....

    30. May 12, 2016

      Scottish wind farm project faces collapse after subsidy U-turn

      A planned £2bn wind farm off eastern Scotland is facing collapse after the cancellation of a subsidy deal. The...

    31. May 9, 2016

      Total: green as read

      Some oil companies do not like what they are — producers and purveyors of dirty stuff. Consider Total. Already in...

    32. May 9, 2016

      Total continues renewable energy charge with Saft battery deal

      Total is making a deeper push into renewable energy, signing a deal to buy battery manufacturer Saft. The French oil...

    33. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Total swoops on French battery maker Saft

      The French like to keep it friendly. France’s Total has announced a “friendly” €36.50 a share offer to acquire Saft, a...

    34. May 3, 2016

      Pastille power to Glenfiddich gas: the green energy revolution

      The UK’s renewable energy revolution has been fast, widespread and sometimes just plain strange. From the Flying Bum...

    35. May 3, 2016

      Britain leads charge in renewables

      If you had to say which country has the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Europe’s biggest floating solar park and...

    36. May 2, 2016

      French regulator orders Engie to raise gas prices for companies

      The French competition authority has ordered Engie to raise its natural gas prices for companies, saying that in some...

    37. April 27, 2016

      Renewable energy yieldcos: partly cloudy

      Do advances in commercial technology demand financial innovation to match? The spectacular blow-up of SunEdison last...

    38. April 24, 2016

      Consolidation looms in cut-price Indian solar sector

      One executive in the Indian solar energy sector describes the mood as “over-exuberance”. Another calls it “suicidal”....

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