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Germany tops global league table for renewable energy

A list compiled by a British price comparison website draws upon data from German company Statista which shows clean energy – including hydro – made up 12.74% of the nation’s power mix at the end of September.


No respite for REC Silicon as shutdown dominates Q2 figures

The Norwegian polysilicon supplier – which has most of its manufacturing operations on U.S. soil – cannot give any estimate on when its solar material production lines will return, and has been left entirely dependent on the semiconductor products made by its Montana facility.


India wins WTO solar dispute against US

A World Trade Organization panel has found a U.S. move to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.

REC Silicon suspension will hinge on G20 meeting between Trump and Jinping

The Norwegian manufacturer has delayed full shutdown of its U.S. polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.


Green hydrogen airs at G20 meeting of energy ministers this week

Hello hydrogen! A number of factors are floating renewably powered hydrogen to the top of the agenda for worldwide energy ministers. Australia is among the countries most favourably placed to turn hydrogen hype into the biggest source of decarbonized energy the world has yet seen.


Turkey’s Erdoğan threatens to not ratify the Paris climate accord

In another show off for Turkey’s populist president this weekend, Erdogan threatened global leaders that his country “will not ratify the Paris climate accord” if certain conditions are not met.

India’s solar goal makes it global frontrunner in climate change fight, says World Bank

The global lending institution praises India’s solar program in new report, noting how clean energy sources are beginning to displace coal at a sweeping rate.


Wind, solar to be cheapest power source in G20 by 2030, Greenpeace study finds

In around half of the G20 countries, renewables have been equal or cheaper in price to electricity generated from coal and nuclear power plants since 2015, and are set to outcompete all other energy sources in the world’s 20 major economies by 2030, finds a new study commissioned by Greenpeace Germany.


G20 nations dragging their heels on low-carbon transition, reports find

Study from Climate Transparency shows that while green finance among G20 nations has been stepped up, legacy commitments to fossil fuels mean countries will miss “well below 2 degree” warming limit set at Paris Agreement. Fossil fuel spending still four times higher than renewable spending, Oil Change International report also finds.


UK: ministers admit country ‘has work to do’ to meet 2020 goal of 15% renewable energy

Figures released by U.K. government ahead of the G20 Summit show U.K. was at 8.9% renewable energy penetration at the end of 2016. EU target for 2020 is 15%, and Conservative ministers admit there is still work to do.

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