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IEA: Solar a leader, but clean energy progress has "stalled"

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While the Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2013 report, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in New Delhi today, commends the rapid uptake in solar and other renewables worldwide, it reports that clean energy progress...


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EU votes against carbon market rescue fix

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The EU Parliament yesterday narrowly voted against a rescue plan created to help the debilitated carbon market, thus putting the emissions trading scheme it created in 2005 in order to help combat climate change, at risk.


China: Hefei government takes over LDK Solar subsidiary

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An affiliate of the Hefei City government in China has agreed to purchase LDK Solar subsidiary, LDK Solar High-Tech (Hefei) Co., Ltd for around RMB 120 million (US$19.4 million, €14.7 million). Originally the subsidiary was to be...


Grid integration: India looks to Germany

Joint Secretary of the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Alok Srivastava seeks German cooperation to bring grid integration technology to India.


Thin film opportunities as PV downturn draws to a close

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Despite the declining market share of thin film technologies in global photovoltaics, as the market emerges from the current downturn, opportunities will present in various niches. This was one of the key messages delivered by...


Weak Q1 for clean energy investments, says BNEF

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Global investment in clean energy in the first quarter 2013 was the lowest since 2009, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2013, nonetheless, it predicts that solar installations will grow...


Solen reports insolvency

PV manufacturer Solen was unable to repay the interest on a loan within the stipulated time period. Two meetings with creditors to decide on a moratorium failed, due to the lack of interest and participation. The board is left...


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