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China's Solar Market Beat All Expectations For 2013

 Despite predictions all through 2013 suggesting that Japan would walk away the dominant solar PV market, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has revealed that China “outstripped even the most optimistic forecasts” to install a record 12 GW of...

Posted February 1, 2014    

2013 Clean Energy Investments Down On Previous Years

 We spend a lot of time focusing on the more tangible aspects of clean energy these days, the number of megawatts or gigawatts a country is generating, the number of projects a company has started, the date and time a project is connected to...

Posted January 26, 2014    

EU Sets Binding Renewable Energy Targets After Tough Negotiations

Following intense negotiations the European Union has announced a series of climate-based goals for the whole Union as part of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030.Announced on Wednesday, the new framework includes a reduction in...

Posted January 24, 2014    

Planes, Trains, & Pretty Much Everything Else More Efficient Than Cars

A new report released by a research professor at the University of Michigan Research Institute looking at data collected from 1970 to 2010 has shown that pretty much every form of transportation is more efficient than the good old-fashioned light-...

Posted January 18, 2014    

Google Acquires Nest For $3.2 Billion

It comes as no great surprise that Google announced Monday it had acquired Nest Labs, the maker of the innovative Nest Learning Thermostat, paying out $3.2 billion in cash to fold the company into its great big warm and loving arms. Google ...

Posted January 15, 2014    

US New Solar PV Installations Reach Record 4.2 GW

NPD Solarbuzz have released their first news of the new year, unexpectedly looking back at the year just gone. According to the NPD analysts, the new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States throughout 2013 reached a record 4.2 GW....

Posted January 11, 2014    

Humber Energy Park 'Massively Important'

Able UK has announced that the UK Government has approved plans to create the Able Marine Energy Park, a “world-class centre for the renewable energy industries on the south bank of the Humber [River]“. The Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) will...

Posted December 29, 2013    

World Bank Foresees Potential For 20 GW Indian Solar Energy Future

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, is “well-poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power,” says the World Bank. Aiming to install 20 GW of solar power by the yer 2020, India is already...

Posted December 22, 2013    

China's Installed PV To Reach 10 GW By End Of Year

 Chinese state news has announced that the country’s on-grid solar power capacity will reach 10 GW by the end of 2013, a 200% increase from a year ago, based on figures forecast by the National Energy Administration.The total energy generation...

Posted December 11, 2013    

LUNA RING To Turn Moon Into Solar Power Collector

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011 has dealt the country numerous hits — personal, social, and economical, as well as a massive hit to their power infrastructure, with public and international pressure causing...

Posted December 8, 2013    

What Will The 2014 European Solar PV Market Look Like?

Vice President and Team Leader at NPD Solarbuzz, Finlay Colville, has published a blog post looking at solar PV module supply to Europe during 2014, and asks the question, is there any cause for alarm?The question comes in the wake of a roiling...

Posted November 29, 2013    

New Investment Index Set To Focus On Developing World

In an effort to provide investors with up-to-date information and governments with the kick-up-the-pants necessary to reform outdated regulation and infrastructure, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) have conceived of a investment index which...

Posted November 27, 2013