COP24 live blog

pv magazine’s Max Hall is back on the beat at COP24 in Katowice for more climate change related shenanigans, and will be endeavoring to uncover any solar angles he can winkle out in the vast venue.

COP24 live blog

pv magazine‘s Max Hall will be pounding the vast spaces of the COP24 venue in Katowice to bring you the latest developments in Poland and trying to shine a light on solar’s presence here.

COP24 live blog

Max Hall will be attending the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland on behalf of pv magazine and bringing you all the developments as they happen, as well as sniffing out anything solar related.


EU confirms increased renewables ambition as an early Christmas present

Political bloc wants to source at least 32% of energy from renewable generation by 2030 and signed off on the more ambitious target as a statement of intent during the first week of the Katowice climate change conference.

Leclanché plans for debt restructure helped by Swiss Takeover Board

Agreement to wave requirement for chief shareholder FEFAM to conduct a full takeover paves way for shareholders to vote through a debt-for-equity swap that will reduce the historic battery maker’s debts by a reported 65% next Tuesday.

IRENA clarion call for G20 leaders may fall on deaf ears

In an advisory requested by Argentinian hosts, agency reports on the role solar can play in firing the energy transition up to 2050 – but was anybody listening?


EU must step up co-ordination of renewable energy research

The chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance says the EU must bring national research centers together in a continent-wide effort before it is too late, and the COP24 meeting needs to send out a positive message to the world.

UK: Ofgem proposal means ‘the most profligate energy users will be rewarded’, says STA

Power market regulator favors a flat rate fee for electricity consumers to fund the cost of making the U.K. grid fit for the energy transition. Solar lobbyists say that will unfairly penalize households and businesses who have invested in on-site generation.

Comtec Solar raises cash with southeast Asian storage business JV

The solar manufacturer and developer has joined forces with Singapore’s ISDN and plans to expand its battery operations in the region. Elsewhere though, Longitech’s latest fundraising exercise has fallen flat.

UK regulator reveals power companies owe almost £63m to renewable energy obligation pots

Four electricity suppliers have been named by Ofgem for missing payment deadlines for penalties prompted by their failure to meet renewable energy buying obligations. A separate fund for small-scale generators, paid for by energy suppliers, also has a financial shortfall.

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