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German utilities deman financing assistance for nuclear exit

Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant in Germany

The country's big four energy providers are struggling with the immense cost of decommissioning the remaining nuclear power plants. Finding a final waste site remains a key issue.

Thailand aiming for 6 GW of solar by 2036

Bangkok, Thailand

As part of its efforts to increase its share of renewables, the Thai government is attracting major developers for the first phase of a 600 MW solar rollout.

UK: Energy Secretary comes clean about missing renewable energy target

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd

Proponents of renewable energy have lambasted the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and the Conservative government for "willfully hiding" the expected shortfall from public scrutiny while cutting support for solar and wind subsidies.

Mississippi and Alabama approve utility-scale solar projects

Mississippi has approved 105 MW of utility-scale PV as the latest state in the U.S. Deep South to do so, and Alabama has given the go-ahead for another 21 MW.

California opens up public land for renewable energy generation

Imperial County, California

State and federal authorities have unveiled an ambitious plan that advances conservation goals in California's desert regions. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan would introduce a streamlined permitting process,...

UK solar and energy storage: Market enters new phase

UK rooftop (Solarcentury)

The British Photovoltaic Association has published a new report detailing the transition to a new kind of residential PV market. What role is energy storage playing in it?

California utilities agency increases efficiency with new storage system

Chino Hills, California

The advanced energy storage system will optimize renewable energy generation at its water management facilities, providing "an added layer of protection" against power outages and make it easier to share renewable resources.

Iran to host 1.25 GW solar PV project, reports Bloomberg

The Iranian Embassy in Berlin last year announced its clean energy goals, but movement since then has been slow.

A leading Iranian energy official tells Bloomberg that an unnamed German company will build several solar power plants in the province of the nation's capital, Tehran.

IEA talks Energy Transition, but still low-balls future growth of wind and solar

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 acknowledges the increasing importance of non-hydro renewable energy, but retains unrealistically pessimistic estimates of cost reduction and future market growth.

UK: Solar again tops popularity charts in latest poll

Rooftop solar installation, England.

Official government opinion poll on public attitudes to energy finds that solar is yet again the most popular, gaining 80% approval in poll that now tests mood of the nation every six, as opposed to three, months.

SunEdison project business booms amid a changing course

SunEdison reported a very strong quarter in its project business with far more solar and wind projects under construction than ever before at 2.9 GW, as the company shifts strategy.

TEP files to decrease payment for solar PV customers

Utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has filed for a new rate case, under which it plans to dramatically reduce compensation for PV system owners.

New York leads coalition of U.S. states in legal defense of Clean Power Plan

While the Clean Power Plan has been under attack in “red” states, a new coalition of some of the larger states and cities in the nation has thrown down the gauntlet.

Solarcity lawsuit against Arizona utility to go forward

SolarCity is seeking an injunction against Salt River Project for fees and changes to compensation for PV system owners, which it says has destroyed the solar market in SRP's service territory.

More than 130,000 petitions to preserve net metering delivered in California

A coalition of environmental, faith, business, consumer and labor organizations have joined solar advocates to deliver a record number of petitions to California regulators in support of the policy.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Tell you watt: solar is becoming cheaper and cheaper right around the globe, as this week's leading stories have proved.

Solar's continued price decline caught the headlines for various reasons: In India's Andhra Pradesht the winning tender was so cheap verging on 'unattractive', in the U.S. Enphase was forced to slash costs to stay competitive,...

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