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Analysis of temporary jump in prices in South Australia showed generation capacity far exceeded demand, pointing to market manipulation
Fossil fuel electricity generators in South Australia withheld their supply to push up prices and reap bigger profits, according to an analysis of the causes behind the extremely high prices there in early July
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2016-08-17 15:30:13
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country's largest solar industry lobby.
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2016-07-22 02:49:21
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropowerAn upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply.Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 - the largest annual increase ever and as much as Africa’s entire power generating capacity
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2016-06-01 09:32:13
Thursday, May 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Developers of an offshore windfarm planned in the Forth estuary have taken legal action after vital subsidies were withdrawnThe future of one of the UK’s biggest proposed offshore windfarms has been thrown into doubt by a row over the government support it should receive.The Neart na Gaoithe windfarm, based in Scotland’s outer Forth estuary, would have a capacity of about 450MW of power and was originally planned to cost £1
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2016-05-12 11:13:59
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday.
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2016-04-19 09:04:52
Friday, April 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Fall in solar power was expected after ministers announced 65% cut to feed-in tariff, but size of drop-off will still dismay green campaignersThe amount of household solar power capacity installed in the past two months has plummeted by three quarters following the government’s cuts to subsidies, according to new figures
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2016-04-08 11:01:17
Thursday, April 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy generation capacity expanded by 8.3 percent last year to 1,985 gigawatts globally, the fastest annual rate on record, data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Thursday.

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2016-04-07 08:17:13
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Venezuelan government extended the Easter holiday to an entire week this year, and it’s all because of the weather. Although Venezuela is a big oil producer most of its power is produced by hydroelectric generators.The massive Guri dam, one of the largest in the world with a capacity of more than 10GW, provides almost half the country’s hydroelectricity
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2016-03-30 16:30:30
Monday, March 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Analysis by Green Alliance finds subsidies for fossil fuel generation more costly than simplified system favouring renewablesBuilding more renewable energy capacity with public money would cost less than the current subsidy regime in the UK, a new analysis has found, despite government claims that subsidies are too expensive
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2016-03-14 01:30:09