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UK energy sector unites behind calls to grant ofgem ‘net zero mandate'
Germany Drafts Offshore Wind Bill with 40 GW-by-2040 Goal, Dynamic Tendering Process
German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy has issued a draft bill for an amendment of the Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG), which outlines the country's goal for 40 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040.
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Trump Administration Extends Tax Breaks for Renewables Projects
Tax credits worth 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour extended for both wind and solar schemes.
South Africa’s NERSA Gives Eskom Nod to Increase Tariffs
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has approved Eskom’s request to recover R13.3 billion as part of the power utility’s regulatory clearing account application for the 2018/19 year.
Norway’s Fund Giant Blacklists RWE and Puts Enel on Notice Over Coal Concerns
Leading energy majors have joined the list of firms facing a cut-off from the world’s largest sovereign fund, who is now acting to shed stakes in businesses profiting from thermal coal.
UK Govt Extends Feedback Window for CfD Changes Due to COVID-19
The UK government has extended the consultation period for expressing opinions regarding the planned changes of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian Biofuels Industry Says COVID-19 Pandemic the Perfect time
Australia's bioenergy industry is calling on the Federal Government to better promote domestic use of green fuels that are being produced in regional Australia and shipped overseas.
USA's Purchase on Sweet Crude Oil will Not Follow Original Plan
US Energy Department says it will buy up to 1 mln bbls of sweet crude oil for strategic reserve from small to midsize domestic producers.
Mexico Power Reliability Proposal Challenges Renewable Sources
Mexico’s energy ministry is seeking to prioritize state-run utilities over new entrants to support supply stability.
USA Calls for A Uranium Reserve Programme
Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the Department of Energy, said the country's ability to produce domestic nuclear fuel is "on the verge of a collapse".
South Korea Wants to Double Renewables Target by 2034
Korea has proposed aiming for renewable sources to account for 40% of the nation's power by 2034. The current plan targets 20% by 2030.
China Should Tighten Controls on Met Coal Imports: CCTD
China's government-backed coal transport and distribution association has called on authorities to tighten restrictions on imports of metallurgical coal.
European Commission unveils a New Renewables Projects Funding Scheme
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on draft rules to create a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects.
Commission Outlines Plan for EU Financing Mechanism to Support New Renewable Energy Projects
The Commission has this week opened a four-week public consultation for feedback on draft rules to establish a new EU financing mechanism to support renewable energy projects.
Broad Alliance of European Countries Calls for an EU Industrial Policy for Renewables
The signatories emphasise that the expansion of renewable energies would create new opportunities in terms of growth, investments, job creation and innovation in Europe.
US Treasury to Tweak Tax Credit Deadlines for Renewables Projects
A concise three-sentence letter sent by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday suggests relief may be on the way for a renewables industry concerned about meeting quickly approaching tax credit deadlines.
Germany Urged to 'Avoid Delaying' Renewable Law Changes
The German Renewable Energy Association (BEE) has criticised a decision by the government to postpone an amendment to the country’s renewable energy law (EEG) until the second half of this year.
Executive Order to Protect U.S. Bulk Power System Includes Hydropower
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that prohibits bulk power system equipment from foreign companies because his administration believes it could put the U.S. electricity system at risk.
Government Reveals Plans to Accelerate Low Carbon Heating Rollout
Proposals to replace RHI include Clean Heat Grants of up to £4,000 for homes and business for heat pumps and other technologies
Poland to Help Energy Groups Hit by Lower Demand by Easing Rules
Poland plans to help energy groups free up capital by easing some rules on electricity sales on the power exchange, the government said on Tuesday.
U.S. Ready to Continue Cooperation with Ukraine on Energy Reforms
"Kvien underscored the United States' readiness to continue partnering with Ukraine on reforms to enhance the transparency and sustainability of Ukraine's energy sector," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine said on Twitter on Friday.
Key Renewable Energy Legislation Unveiled In DE
State Senator Harris McDowell unveiled critical legislation that would seriously increase Delaware’s utilization of renewable energy by expanding the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and creating a new community solar market.
National Security Requires Revival of U.S. Nuclear Energy, DOE Group Reports
Now is the time to reassert the power of nuclear in American energy policy, a new report claims.
No Green New Deal for Australia as Coalition Tightens Embrace of Fossil Fuels
The full economic impact of the Covid-19 is still yet unknown, but it is clear that world’s governments face a choice in their response: Do they look to protect industries in terminal decline, or do they look to the long-term, supporting new green industr
The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan Launches Wind Tender
The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced the launch of a tender process for a new 100 MW wind power plant.
Australian Fossil fuel Lobby to use Covid-19 to Push for Weaker Climate Laws
Australian researchers warn that governments and powerful business lobby groups may use the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity to water down environmental controls, with the fossil fuel industry most likely to take advantage.
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