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The reasons India’s 10 GW solar tender will not attract big developers

Big players such as Acme, ReNew, Adani, Azure, Hero Future and Aditya Birla Solar are likely to stay away from procurement which requires 3 GW annual manufacturing commitment, says industry insider Gopal Lal Somani.

Fears UK autumn budget could see a coal renaissance

Analysts have released a report which examines multiple carbon pricing scenarios, and their effect on UK power bills, renewables and the carbon budget. The UK’s Carbon Price Support could be lowered in the autumn budget next week, putting the nation further off course on its carbon budget. A high CPS would foster renewables, without driving electricity bills up.

High-yield recycling of PV modules demonstrated by EU team

A project has demonstrated the numerous advantages of PV recycling and highlighted three techniques to turn panel waste into high-value materials.

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Daqo aims to slash polysilicon price as it forges ahead with production expansion

Deal negotiated with local electric utility for cheaper energy and a comprehensive modernization program will enable the poly maker to drive down production costs even more aggressively as it bids for market share in a swollen marketplace.

Washington DC 100% renewables bill could supercharge solar

A bill is moving through the DC council to set a more aggressive renewable energy target than any state has yet approved, and to shift the city to solar.

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World reacts to IPCC report

A snapshot of how politicians, scientists, institutions, industry, and civil servants have reacted to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released yesterday.

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IPCC: 1.5°C limit needs rapid and far-reaching action, but enables SDG progress

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report on different ways global warming can be kept within the 1.5°C limit. The panel seeks to inform policymakers before the upcoming COP24 in Poland this December. Resulting from their analysis, the 91 authors state that drastic action and significant investments are needed. Such climate action across all sectors would have significant positive effects on sustainable development progress, they say.

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Residential solar could save energy system €1.77 bn in Andalusia alone – study

Looking at a scenario, in which the Spanish residential solar market is booming again, energy consultancy, ecoSynergies finds that the energy system could save billions, both in terms of CO2, and fuel and grid costs. Additionally, introducing the EU’s suggestion to fairly compensate prosumers for their surplus energy, would allow households to slash payback times for their solar systems by more than a half. In some cases, the amortization period could go down from 25 to seven years.

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chair

Under the terms of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk will be ineligible to serve as chair for three years. The deal also involves a US$40 million penalty and structural changes at Tesla.

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Taiwan takes India to WTO over safeguard tariffs

Taiwan has joined Malaysia in requesting consultations with India under the safeguard agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO), following India’s decision to impose 25% safeguard duties on imports of solar cells, whether or not assembled in modules.

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