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Solarcentury brings Africa's largest solar carport to Kenya

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UK solar firms inks second major deal in east Africa as expansion plans gather pace

18 Sep 2014

Lazard: US renewables reach cost-parity tipping point

Israel's first photovoltaic power plant Ketura Sun installed by Siemens

New research suggests large wind and solar farms capable of under-cutting gas generation without recourse to subsidy

18 Sep 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Cooling towers at a nuclear power station

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

Analysts: Global offshore wind market poised for fivefold growth

GlobalData predicts offshore wind power to deliver nearly 40GW of capacity by the end of the decade

18 Sep 2014

SmartestEnergy inks 10-year deal for MeyGen tidal power

Energy firm agrees power purchase agreement with flagship marine energy project, underlining its support for clean energy generators

17 Sep 2014

Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies

17 Sep 2014

UK solar farm issues Europe's first certified climate bonds

Big60Million Solar Bonds released to finance Willersey Solar Farm accredited under the Climate Bond Standards and Certification Scheme

17 Sep 2014

US shale boom blamed for contaminated drinking water

Study finds faulty well casings are the source of methane leaks in Texas and Pennsylvania

16 Sep 2014

Mainstream Renewable Power inks deal to deliver Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm

Leading developer celebrates deal to build and operate 225MW Ayitepa Wind Farm, as it predicts power will come online in early 2016

16 Sep 2014

Scottish 'Yes' vote could harm clean energy investment, say analysts

BNEF says uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables will see projects delayed

16 Sep 2014

Farmers given recipe for solar-powered roast lamb

New guidance from National Solar Centre outlines how solar systems can be combined with agriculture

16 Sep 2014

EU wind chief: governments must 'relinquish strangleholds' over energy policy

EWEA's Thomas Becker calls for EU to move towards energy union to bolster energy security and cut bills

15 Sep 2014

British wind power industry targets sceptical politicians with new campaign

Companies join forces to convince UK politicians that onshore wind is both affordable and popular

15 Sep 2014

MPs urge government to double down on demand management and cut energy bills by £360m

Tim Yeo urges Energy Minister to tweak Capacity Market in order to drive greater investments in energy savings

12 Sep 2014

South Downs National Park rejects Celtique's fracking application

Celtique Energie suffers second blow in Sussex and accuses committee and planning officers of failing to take account of national interest

11 Sep 2014

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