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    1. April 23, 2015

      One man’s quixotic quest for a greener future

      How, as a prosperous westerner, do you free yourself from the guilty knowledge that your bequest to planet earth will be a...

    2. April 20, 2015

      Outlook cloudy for Japan’s renewable energy drive

      Japan’s aggressive renewable energy push after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has stalled due to a combination of...

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    1. April 20, 2015

      Renewables ride wave of success as prices fall and spending jumps

      The past five months have been full of heartening news for the renewable energy industry, which has grown used to the...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Solairedirect sets Paris IPO price range

      Solairedirect said it would more than double the amount of solar power capacity it builds annually over the next two years...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Wind power industry brands Tory plans ‘idiotic’ and ‘illogical’

      Wind power companies have rounded on the Conservatives for unveiling a “perverse” and “idiotic” manifesto pledge to halt the...

    4. April 14, 2015

      Modi reforms crucial to Siemens’ India plans

      Siemens is preparing to build two new rail infrastructure factories in India but cautioned that further investment increases...

    5. April 12, 2015

      Politics, red tape ‘turning EU clean energy into zombie industry’

      The EU’s dysfunctional political system is turning clean energy companies into a “zombie industry” of the living dead, the...

    6. April 5, 2015

      Guy Hands attacks Tory stance on wind farms

      Guy Hands, one of the best-known figures in the City of London, says a Labour-Scottish National party majority would be the...

    7. April 1, 2015

      Political stand-off clouds Australia’s green energy sector

      Investment in Australian renewable energy is plunging, mothballed coal plants are reopening and carbon emissions are rising...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Falling cost of solar offers solace after halving of oil price

      For decades, energy in the Arab world has been synonymous with oil. Plentiful hydrocarbons and heavily subsidised power and...

    9. Nick Butler

      March 29, 2015

      Can China change its energy policy?

      The signals are clear – but contradictary. China has embraced the concept of climate change and is allowing officials to...

    10. March 26, 2015

      UK draws on Norwegian green power with €2bn cable

      Operators of electricity networks in the UK and Norway have approved a €2bn deal to build the world’s longest subsea power...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Swaziland: A kingdom under pressure

      Like any successful parent whose child has suffered a serious setback, Nathan “Natie” Kirsh, the billionaire founder of a...

    12. March 19, 2015

      Eclipse puts Europe’s fears over solar power cut in the shade

      All eyes on the solar eclipse Europe’s first major eclipse of the solar power age drew millions of spectators across the...

    13. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Favourable tide for hydroelectric lagoons

      Chancellor George Osborne has thrown his weight behind the start of negotiations that could deliver taxpayer support for the...

    14. March 17, 2015

      Enel pledges to tackle climate change

      Enel has pledged to phase out new investments in coal and lead the charge among global energy companies for a global climate...

    15. March 16, 2015

      UK renewables: price discovery

      The sun is clouding over. Or perhaps the wind is dropping. Whatever your preferred metaphor, life is becoming tougher for UK...

    16. FT Data

      March 11, 2015

      Datawatch: Renewable energy in the EU

        The share of the EU’s energy consumption that comes from renewables reach 15 per cent in 2013 compared with 8.3 per cent...

    17. March 10, 2015

      Germany threatens UK dominance in wind power

      Britain may struggle to win the soccer World Cup or the Eurovision Song Contest but there is one field in which it is an...

    18. March 10, 2015

      RWE warns core earnings will fall amid energy market shake-up

      RWE on Tuesday warned of a “crisis” in fossil fuel power generation as Germany’s second-largest utility by market value...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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