Renewables
Masdar poised to scale up green investments
17 October 2013
UAE adapting oil and gas expertise to spearhead renewables drive
Renewables trade to tackle global energy poverty
17 October 2013
Improving international trade of clean energy will help to lift millions of people in developing countries out of poverty, industry leaders said
Developing world beefs up climate action
1 July 2013
Carbon emissions are continuing to climb, despite more than two decades of climate change talks and a severe economic slowdown, but there is evidence that political will to tackle the problem is strengthening
Obama eyes oil revenues for clean energy
25 March 2013
The US president plans to earmark $2 billion of oil and gas revenues to fund alternative energy research
Subsidies encouraging fossil-fuel consumption
26 February 2013
Getting rid of subsidies is tricky due to unrest and political concerns
UK's low-carbon policies are blocking investment
10 January 2013
The UK's lack of a clear strategy for developing low-carbon energy is deterring investment in the sector and threatens to derail its carbon emissions reduction policy
Renewables’ rise alters gas energy equation
8 June 2012
The way in which gas is used is set to change fast, as the fuel develops into a natural partner for renewable energy, delegates at the World Gas Conference were told
E.ON sees Europe’s gas future married to renewables
8 June 2012
The head of Germany's Germany’s E.ON Ruhrgas and E.ON Trading said the future is with renewables in Europe
Make or break for US renewables, says report
25 May 2012
The clean energy sector has been a rare bright spot for the ailing US economy since the financial crisis took hold
Renewables: Financing is up but uncertainty remains
25 October 2011
Financing is flooding back into the renewable-energy sector, boosted by falling equipment prices
Spain’s renewable energy conundrum
19 October 2011
Spain will continue to rely on coal to back up its huge renewable energy programme, although linking the country’s electricity grid to France will also help, the Spanish government said
Renewables: Big potential, lots of question marks
19 July 2011
Clean renewable energy could meet a significant part of global energy demand, but it is still a long way from doing so
The slow, sure advance of the hydrogen economy
6 May 2011
Advances in hydrogen production and the fuel’s green credentials guarantee its future in the energy industry
Biofuels can be sustainable, claims IEA
3 May 2011
Manufacturers have been keen to promote the latest breakthroughs in electric-vehicle technology in recent months
EU: Nuclear moratorium opens the door to renewables
31 March 2011
Germany's decision to shut down some of its nuclear power stations following problems with Japanese plants after the recent earthquake could spur long-term growth in renewable energy.
A new fuel for enhanced oil recovery projects
24 February 2011
Solar power in enhanced oil-recovery projects holds high promise, increasing oil reserves while freeing up valuable natural gas supplies
India targets renewable energy development
28 January 2011
India could be the next hotspot for solar power developments, as it strives to boost green energy capacity to help overcome severe power constraints and cut pollution
Renewables: Mideast Gulf states' actions yet to match words
14 December 2010
Mideast Gulf states have been bold in their rhetoric on plans to tackle global warming by developing renewable energy
China's green push
28 October 2010
The Chinese may not be about to slash carbon emissions, but the country is now a world leader in renewable-energy investment, writes Ian Lewis
Chinese grid creaks under the strain
28 October 2010
China's wind-energy programme has been a victim of its own success, as over-capacity, especially in remote areas, has put pressure on the country's under-developed electricity grid, writes Ian Lewis
United Kingdom: Grand wind-power plans far from assured
1 September 2010
DOZENS of wind farms are in the pipeline and manufacturers are queuing up to build turbines in the UK, attracted by positive noises from the new coalition government and existing incentives
Abu Dhabi makes big low-carbon claims
1 September 2010
Renewable energy can deliver 7% of Abu Dhabi's electricity by 2020, the emirate claims. If the plan works, it could bring a shift in power generation across the region. Miles Lang reports
The IEA's reality check on green energy
29 July 2010
A green-energy revolution is beginning, but the world must invest in low-carbon technologies on a much bigger scale to avoid climate change, says the IEA. Tom Nicholls reports
Viable algal biofuels not imminent
1 July 2010
THE CREATION of the world's first artificial cell by a team of scientists led by Craig Venter could aid efforts to make biofuels derived from algae a commercial proposition. But developers are playing down the chances of any rapid breakthroughs
China drives global green investment
1 July 2010
Finance is still flowing in to the renewable energy sector, particularly wind power and driven by China, but the overall investment picture remains fragile, writes Ian Lewis
Power grid investment: The distribution challenge
1 July 2010
JUNE'S £3.2bn rights issue from UK-based energy firm National Grid reflects the big investments needed to modernise power grids. The distribution network must be adapted to carry power supplied from intermittent renewable sources, such as wind and solar plants, often generated in remote locations