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    1. July 28, 2016

      Rockefeller fund backs Africa renewables

      The family foundation built on the riches of John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil has backed a $177.5m wind and solar...

    2. July 27, 2016

      Fossil fuels have had an aeon’s head start

      Will we ever stop using fossil fuels? The question matters because fossil fuels are the largest contributor to climate...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Drax profits halve amid UK policy U-turns

      Drax, the UK power group, saw its earnings more than half in the six months to June as it was hit by weak energy...

    2. July 26, 2016

      Balance of power tilts from fossil fuels to renewable energy

      These are strange days in the energy business. Startling headlines are emerging from the sector that would have seemed...

    3. July 26, 2016

      A world map of subsidies for renewable energy and fossil fuels

      The extent to which fossil fuels and renewable energy sources enjoy public support through subsidy has become a highly...

    4. July 26, 2016

      Tough times generate energy efficiency

      When energy innovations catch public attention, they generally involve alternatives to fossil fuels: a wind turbine...

    5. July 24, 2016

      Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative makes slow progress

      When Barack Obama unveiled a $7bn plan to double access to electricity across sub-Saharan Africa it was hailed as...

    6. Nick Butler

      July 18, 2016

      Theresa May's clear-out is a chance to rethink energy policy

      A changing of the guard in an organisation is a good time at which to pause and reconsider every aspect of strategy....

    7. July 13, 2016

      Greenpeace warns over China’s excess power capacity

      China stands to waste Rmb900bn ($134.6bn) of capital expenditure on power plants that have been given the green light...

    8. July 10, 2016

      UK political woes heighten doubts over £1.3bn tidal power project

      Political uncertainty in Westminster is raising further doubts over a £1.3bn tidal power project in Swansea Bay even as...

    9. July 10, 2016

      Legal shake-up threatens Germany’s energy ‘revolution’

      In Germany, people’s power has wrought a revolution. All over the country, citizens have formed co-operatives to build...

    10. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2016

      China's green revolution goes global

      Smart investors are recognising that China intends to lead the US and other countries in the race to develop green...

    11. July 5, 2016

      UK tax revaluation casts cloud over solar boom

      A green energy push that spurred businesses to turn their roofs into mini solar power stations faces what experts say...

    12. July 3, 2016

      Brexit doubt weighs on green energy groups

      The financial uncertainty triggered by the UK’s vote to leave the EU has sent shudders through virtually every...

    13. June 30, 2016

      Thai start-up tries to outdo Elon Musk in green energy storage

      Piriyathep Kanchanadul flicks a switch to set a bank of light ablaze, fed by electrolyte that shoots round a tentacular...

    14. June 29, 2016

      Sungevity seeks listing while light shines on solar sector

      Sungevity, the largest privately-held US residential solar company, is coming to the stock market in a sign of investor...

    15. June 29, 2016

      Elon Musk’s dream of a post-carbon solar-powered future

      It is a nice dream. You catch the sun’s rays in photovoltaic panels on the roof. The resulting electricity is fed down...

    16. beyondbrics

      June 29, 2016

      Latin America's trillion-dollar opportunity for climate-smart investing

      What once seemed impossible happened in Paris last December, when 195 nations agreed on a framework for maintaining the...

    17. June 28, 2016

      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...

    18. June 28, 2016

      Ignore climate change at your peril, Lord Browne warns oil groups

      Oil companies could go bankrupt if they do not address the risks created by climate change and invest more in renewable...

    19. June 28, 2016

      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...

    20. June 28, 2016

      Elon Musk’s grip on SolarCity fans corporate governance fears

      Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, had a ready answer last week to any suspicions that his proposed $2.5bn purchase of...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. June 22, 2016

      Tesla-SolarCity: storm ahead

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. June 20, 2016

      Siemens/Gamesa: blow harder

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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