The Conservative Party has responded to rumours it is preparing to overhaul the UK's renewable energy policy by confirming that, if elected, it will phase out the government's Renewables Obligation scheme.
Europe and North Africa could be powered solely by renewable electricity by 2050 through the implementation of a SuperSmart Grid, according to a report issued this week by global advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets raise questions about how new electricity generators will be connected to the grid and how costs should be spread between system operators and generators. Neil Cornelius and Etienne Gabel look at the latest...
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FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy have announced an $8.5 billion stock-for-stock merger transaction that would create a diversified generation portfolio including 2,200 megawatts (MW) of renewables.
US President Barack Obama has announced a series of measures designed to boost biofuel production and reduce US dependence on foreign oil.
US President Barack Obama has used his 2011 budget to call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies, apportioning funds to the clean energy sector instead.
The Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE) has announced the successful completion of the first Massachusetts Renewable Energy Certificate (REC-MA) futures contract trade.
Recent changes to the allocation of Renewable Obligation Certificates by the UK DECC has left industry participants wary about their long-term value, finds Katie Holliday
APX, an infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets, has launched the Michigan Renewable Energy Certification System (Mirecs) and hinted at future plans to enable inter-market management of renewable energy assets.
President Barack Obama this week announced the largest single energy grid modernisation investment in US history.
A proposal to link the three US power grids could create the country’s first renewable energy trading hub.
UK quarrying and construction company Tarmac has signed a £3.5 million power-purchase agreement (PPA). As part of the deal, Tarmac will buy discounted renewable energy from UK renewables firm Nuon Renewables and sell it back to UK energy company npower.
A clean-energy infrastructure fund managed by Fortis Investments has attracted €158 million ($232 million) in investment in its first year.
US energy secretary Steven Chu has announced details of a new $213 million transmission project to bring renewable energy resources to market.
Current offshore wind capacity has the potential to supply 17% of European Union electricity demand by 2030, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Offshore wind currently provides a meagre 0.3% of European electricity demand.
Will the US Department of Energy's stimulus funding provide the financing required by the renewable energy sector?
Recessions usually spell bad news for the environment. Promises of investment in clean energy and sustainable technology wither away as mediocre returns drive investors to count the cost of easing their conscience. But today's burgeoning green sector...
Pauline McCallion investigates the budding opportunities for managing weather risk in the renewable energy sector.
US offshore energy could receive a boost from a newly announced US Federal regulatory scheme. Gregory Lawrence, Mustafa Ostrander and Stephen Smith of McDermott Will & Emery outline the programme