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23 November 2017, Week 46, Issue 585

For years the Australian government has resisted efforts by environmentalists to shut down its carbon-intensive coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs) and move towards cleaner energy sources. The...

16 November 2017, Week 45, Issue 584

Ireland-based renewables specialist DP Energy has named Denmark’s Vestas, and local engineers Downer Group, to spearhead the development of what it has said will be Australia’s largest combined...

09 November 2017, Week 44, Issue 583

The Chilean government has awarded contracts worth around 600 MW in its latest renewable power tender.

02 November 2017, Week 43, Issue 582

Offshore wind power is only now getting off the ground in the US, whereas in Europe the sector is well established, with Denmark as a leader. Now the two nations have agreed to expand their co-...

26 October 2017, Week 42, Issue 581

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to publish final biofuel volume mandates by November 30, apparently having now abandoned proposed changes to its biofuel policy. The move is good...

12 October 2017, Week 40, Issue 579

Enel Green Power (EGP), the renewables-focused subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, has agreed a US$1.35 billion deal to sell a group of Mexican wind and solar power plants to investors in both...

05 October 2017, Week 39, Issue 578

Just months after lobbying the Dutch government to step up its offshore wind ambitions from 5GW to 20GW, Royal Dutch Shell is looking to cut its stake in a US$1.4 billion offshore project.

28 September 2017, Week 38 Issue 577

Brazilian renewable power producer AES Tiete has signed a 650 million real (US$205 million) acquisition deal for the 180-MW Guaimbê solar project in the south of the country.

21 September 2017, Week 37, Issue 576

Thailand’s biggest coal-mining company, Banpu, has paid US$55.7 million for a 25.7% stake in Singapore’s biggest solar energy provider, Sunseap Group. The investment will be used to promote clean...

21 September 2017, Week 37 Issue 576

Thailand’s biggest coal-mining company, Banpu, has paid US$55.7 million for a 25.7% stake in Singapore’s biggest solar energy provider, Sunseap Group. The investment will be used to promote clean...

14 September 2017, Week 36, Issue 575

Brazil’s decision to add tariffs to ethanol imports is the latest step in a “troubling global trend” towards protectionist policy and other actions against the US biofuels industry, according to...

07 September 2017, Week 35, Issue 574

The Dutch government has allocated subsidy grants to thousands of domestic renewable energy projects, with a combined power-generating capacity of 3.21 GW.

31 August 2017, Week 34, Issue 573

Italian power group Enel said it is considering a possible corporate reorganisation of its renewables assets in Chile.

24 August 2017, Week 33, Issue

Macquarie, the Australian infrastructure investor, has completed its GBP2.3 billion (US$2.94 billion) takeover of the UK government-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB), which will now be called the...

17 August 2017, Week 32, Issue 571

Turkish solar power developers have announced a slew of new planned projects, including the country's first floating solar power plant.

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