REM Top Story archive

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.

26 January 2017, Week 03, Issue 542

Tidal energy is set to come to the Philippines after the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) chose local company H&WB Asia Pacific and Sabella of France to build a project in the country’s...

12 January 2017, Week 01, Issue 540

Argentina is expected to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) later in January for the 300-MW Cauchari solar projects, to be developed in the northern province of Jujuy.

22 December 2016, Week 50, Issue 539

India’s first reverse auction for wind power has been deferred by three weeks, with the last date for submission of bids extended from December 15 to January 8, 2017. The auction will now open on...

15 December 2016, Week 49, Issue 538

Denmark has awarded 20-year contracts for difference (CFD), at prices around 35% of pre-auction forecasts, to support 21.6 MW of utility-scale solar capacity in its first solar tender, which...

08 December 2016, Week 48 Issue 537

Poland has set out terms for a 100-MW small-scale solar capacity auction planned for December 30 – the first such tender to be awarded under new legislation published in July.

10 November 2016, Week 44, Issue 533

Alberta, the Canadian province that is home to some of the world’s largest oil sands resources, has set out plans to add 5 GW of clean energy to its electricity system by 2030.

03 November 2016, Week 43, Issue 531

Although its onshore industry has largely been a success, it may be three to five years before its nascent offshore sector starts to see turbines spinning. The analysis was made by DNV GL...

18 October 2016, Week 42, Issue 531

Kenya intends to move to an auction system for the development of new renewable energy generation and will release its final policy draft is released in the next three months. 

06 October 2016, Week 39, Issue 528

Brazilian bank BNDES has said it will increase financing for solar power projects from 70% to 80% of project value, as it looks to prioritise the development of alternative energy sources.