19 March 2015 06:46 AM GMT

The Australian government will provide A$3.3 million (US$2.5m) in funding for a trial combination of rooftop solar photovoltaic with battery storage at a new housing development In Perth, western Australia.

March 19th 2015
UK May Offer Financial Support for 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Project

The UK government is considering subsidising a 320-megawatt Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon energy project in Wales, which when completed will be the world’s largest tidal power plant.

March 17th 2015
US Offers to Boost Development of Large Wind Turbine Blades

The US Energy Department is setting aside US$1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems.

March 11th 2015
Solar Grows by 30% in US to Become Top Source of Renewables

Solar capacity in the US increased 30% in 2014 to reach 6.2 gigawatts and emerge as the most popular source of renewable energy, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

March 9th 2015
EU Confirms Emissions Reduction Target for UN Talks

The European Union has agreed a formal pledge to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2030 ahead of climate change talks later this year.

March 9th 2015
Scotland Sets Eyes on Geothermal With US$360,000 Fund

The Scottish government has started a fund to support research into exploring the country’s geothermal capacity to meet the energy needs of local communities.

March 9th 2015
Hydro Tasmania Gets US$3.9 Million Government Aid for Hydrid Project

The Australian government said it will provide AUD$5 million (US$3.9 million) to support Hydro Tasmania’s plans to develop an off-grid hybrid project on Flinders Island.

March 3rd 2015
India’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.57% in 2013

India’s carbon emissions rose 1.57% in 2013 to 15.63 million tonnes in 2013 from a year earlier, according to the government.

February 27th 2015
Wind Industry Biggest Winner in UK Government Auction for Contracts

Wind project developers were the biggest winners in an auction to award contracts to renewable energy proponents by the UK government.

February 26th 2015
Indian Government Okays NTPC’s Plans to Develop 15GW of Solar Projects

The Indian government has approved plans by state-owned NTPC to develop 15,000 megawatts of solar capacity, according to media reports.

February 26th 2015
EU Nears Legislation Favouring Advanced Biofuels Production

The European Parliament’s environment committee has approved a draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste.

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