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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm.Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part of the company that owns the UK energy supplier npower, said offshore windfarms had become mainstream and were destined to become even cheaper because of new, bigger turbines
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2017-11-22 09:37:07
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Expert says analysis shows need for more orderly transition from fossil fuels, with more notice of closure of coal plants South Australia’s renewables-heavy electricity market has been turned upside down, moving from importing power to exporting it, and from having some the most expensive wholesale prices in the country to having some of the cheapest
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2017-11-08 00:49:29
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power.
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2017-10-31 05:04:33
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel credits (D6) hit $1.00 in early trading on Wednesday, traders said, as prices continue to surge in the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to back off program reforms.
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2017-10-25 10:51:23
Monday, October 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term clarity on price floor if they are to replace coal power plantsTwo of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy
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2017-10-23 00:01:11
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Any support for Coalition’s national energy guarantee needs to defend ‘50% renewable energy target by 2030’Labor’s major environmental lobby group has endorsed the ALP reaching a bipartisan position with the Turnbull government on energy policy, but warned that a deal should not be at any price
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2017-10-22 21:54:59
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Opposition leaves itself room to move on Coalition’s national energy guarantee while zeroing in on promised price reductionsMalcolm Turnbull has acknowledged there are “many impacts” on a household energy bill after being pursued by Labor about whether he could guarantee the power price reductions floated under his proposed energy policy
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2017-10-18 03:13:30
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.
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2017-10-16 22:47:10
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.
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2017-10-03 16:08:35
Thursday, September 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prices for U.S. renewable fuel credits continued to tumble on Thursday, traders said, on reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was considering a plan that would significantly increase the amount of credits on the market.
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2017-09-28 12:25:32
Saturday, September 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said.The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s cost and the risks it would not be delivered on time, just days after windfarms secured state support far more cheaply than the Hinkley Point C atomic power station
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2017-09-16 02:00:05
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Electricity generated from whirling fans among the waves means that nuclear is rightly vanishing as the answer to meet our energy needs and our climate goalsThe precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should be a tipping point for green technology. In 2014 the current generated by a forest of giant whirling fans out at sea was priced at around £150 per megawatt hour
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2017-09-13 13:47:02
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Ministers are thought to be planning to offer £3m for initiatives such as solar panels on social housingGreen energy projects run by cities and local authorities around the UK stand to receive millions of pounds of government support, providing another fillip for renewable power just a day after the subsidised price of windfarms hit a record low
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2017-09-13 00:00:02
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaperLike the debate over gun control, the public discussion in the US about whether to take action on the climate has often been characterised as a struggle between powerful lobbies and violent reality
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2017-09-12 04:07:38
Monday, September 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point CThe government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low.Experts said green energy had reached a tipping point in the UK after two windfarms secured a state-backed price for their output that was nearly half the level awarded last year to Britain’s first new nuclear power site in a generation, Hinkley Point C
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2017-09-11 13:02:57