The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

14/02/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

What latest data tell us about wind in China?

New investment in renewables fell 18% worldwide, from $349bn in 2015 to $287bn in 2016. And it is mainly China’s fault.

Last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance published its annual report on clean energy investment, which showed how the performance of renewables on a global level in 2016 was highly influenced by the slowdown of Chinese investment in the sector.

Green energy investment in Chi ...

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Posted

06/02/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Saudi Arabia's plans make business sense

Does it matter why countries and companies choose to invest in renewables? We can read about countries that commit to renewables for environmental reasons; and companies that choose green power because are conscious about their carbon footprints.

But that is not always the case and it doesn’t matter. In fact, it’s good because it shows that renewables make good business sense. You just need to ...

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Posted

15/10/2015

Author

Anna Thorne

Casualties in UK solar are a warning to wind


In the last week, three solar firms delivering the UK’s defunct Green Deal have gone into administration.

Mark Group, one of the UK’s largest solar panel installers, and Climate Energy, a smaller rival, announced their demise within 24 hours of each other last week. Meanwhile, Southern Solar’s announcement came a few hours ago. All three of the companies claimed that dramatic subsidy cuts had ...

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