REM Top Story archive

25 May 2017, Week 20, Issue 559

Indonesia’s state power monopoly PLN has signed provisional agreements for more than 30 small renewable energy projects on Sumatra Island.

18 May 2017, Week 19, Issue 558

The Dominican Corporation of State Electricity Companies (CDEEE) has applied new conditions to renewable energy contracts, as the country tries to ramp up activity in the clean energy sector....

04 May 2017, Week 17, Issue 556

Iran is offering foreign and private domestic companies tax incentives and long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage investment and development of renewable energy generation...

27 April 2017, Week 16, Issue 555

Brazil is planning to terminate a number of previously awarded renewable energy contracts by September, as it tries out new so-called ‘reverse auctions.’

20 April 2017, Week 15, Issue 554

The results of Germany’s first competitive offshore wind auction were announced last week. Four projects with a total capacity of almost 1.5 GW, all located in the German North Sea, were accepted...

13 April 2017, Week 14, Issue 553

With oil prices stabilising and renewables becoming more competitive, oil and gas super-majors are beginning to make inroads into the clean energy market. 

06 April 2017, Week 13, Issue 552

Argentina has extended the deadline for firms to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) for stalled renewable energy projects that are part of the Genren programme.

30 March 2017, Week 12, Issue 551

The European Commission has cleared the way for Denmark’s planned Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, declaring that state support for the scheme does not breach EU aid rules.

23 March 2017, Week 11, Issue 550

Argentina’s Pampa Energia has sold a 50% stake in its renewables subsidiary Greenwind to the US-based private equity firm Castlelake.

16 March 2017, Week 10, Issue 549

Paris-headquartered renewables firm EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has announced that it will build more than 300 МW of new solar and wind projects on French soil.

09 March 2017, Week 09, Issue 548

The Brazilian government is considering introducing so-called ‘reverse’ energy auctions that would enable companies to cancel licences to build renewables plants.

02 March 2017, Week 08 Issue 546

Two key European institutions moved to uphold tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels and cells – but not wafers – within a day of each other this week. Solar developers have said they expect the...

23 February 2017, Week 07, Issue 546

Californian lawmakers have introduced bill in the state legislature which would see the state use 100% renewable energy by 2045. 

16 February 2016, Week 06 Issue, 545

Solar tariffs in India have broken the 3 rupees (US$0.045) per kWh for the first time, as developers quote below the price of electricity supplied by state-owned NTPC, the country’s biggest coal...

03 February 2017, Week 04, Issue 543

Bolivia has created a new energy ministry focused on electricity and renewable power, as the country tries to boost both its clean energy credentials and its electricity exports.