26 February 2015 01:12 AM GMT

Statkraft has signed an agreement to buy a majority stake in the listed Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiqunu S.A.

February 24th 2015
Japan May Cut Premium Tariffs for Solar Projects as Production Costs Decline

The Japan government is planning to cut the quantum of premium tariffs for solar projects in the country by as much as 16% because the cost of producing power from the sun is lower than before.

February 23rd 2015
European Commission to Investigate UK Aid to Biomass Project

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether UK government plans to provide financial aid to support the conversion of the Lynemouth coal-fired power plant to operate entirely on biomass were in line with European Union state aid rules.

February 10th 2015
India Drafts Policy to Boost Geothermal Energy Capacity to 1,000MW by 2022

The Indian government has drafted a policy document that sets out a target of having 1,000 megawatts of geothermal energy in place by 2022.

February 10th 2015
Japan Aims to Increase Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030

The Japanese government is planning to set a target of having 50% of the country’s’ electricity supply come from renewable energy sources.

February 4th 2015
Indonesia Plans to Increase Subsidy for Biodiesel, Ethanol

The Indonesian government is planning to increase the subsidy for biodiesel and ethanol to increase their viability in the wake of falling prices of oil.

February 4th 2015
U.S. to Provide US$59 Million in Funding to Support Solar Innovation

The U.S. Energy Department said it will provide more than US$59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation as part of the government’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020.

February 4th 2015
Pamada Starts Work on Clean Energy Project Despite Policy Uncertainty

Australian renewable energy company Pamada has started construction of an integrated solar, wind and hydro project at in New South Wales despite uncertainty over the federal government’s clean energy policies.

February 3rd 2015
National Biodiesel Board Calls for U.S. Administration Policy Rethink

U.S. industry lobby group the National Biodiesel Board has asked the Environment Protection Agency to immediately establish biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard as it highlighted fallout from the government’s failure to establish a clear renewable fuels policy for the second consecutive year.

February 3rd 2015
Philippines to Issue Tender for Geothermal, Hydro Plants This Month

The Philippine government plans to issue a tender later this month for 24 resources areas to be developed by private proponents of clean energy projects.

January 26th 2015
Modi Wins U.S. Support for Acceleration of Clean Energy Program in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a support from U.S. President Barack Obama for an ambitious plan to increase the South Asian nation’s use of renewable energy.

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