Bill approved to establish South Korean cap-and-trade scheme by 2015; Durban explores sea-current power; Enel Green Power borrows €180m for wind.
Growing speculation that the solar multiplier will be wound down, as Origin Energy adds its weight to such calls, and for changes to the RET.
UK’s REH to sell clean energy assets, including 25% stake in Carnegie Wave Energy; fed govt’s Green Buildings tax breaks in doubt.
Origin Energy signs its largest PPA for a wind farm as the local wind energy market springs to life after a near three-year hiatus. Thailand’s Ratch Industries, New Zealand’s TrustPower and RePower, all say the market is looking more promising.
Carnegie Wave Energy gets $9.9m federal grant towards the development of a grid-connected demonstration of its CETO technology.
LDK Solar cuts 22% of staff; bankruptcy shelves crowd-funded UK wind project; German solar installations double; SolarCity to float; RECs regulatory body established.
Alberta CCS project abandoned on poor CO2 outlook; Hansen says carbon price a must in climate fight; Japan’s 13% renewables boost; and Norway’s Leaf affair.
All about liquids: extracting water from asteroids; wind turbines that make water from desert air; solar panels and irrigation canals; and the liquid metal battery.
IEA says govts falling behind low-carbon curve – CCS risks being ‘stillborn’; UK green economy in spotlight; Norway’s CO2 tax hike; Germany’s offshore wind boost.
Joint UK/US effort to make offshore wind more productive, cheaper; Japan renewables FiT close; SunPower takes solar carports to Italy; First Solar down, Q-Cells up.