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When India awarded permits to build 750 megawatts of solar projects last month, it was the first time that capital grants were offered as an inducement to invest. Click here to view the entire article.
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Advancing the development of aviation biofuel should be a shared responsibility between airlines and various industry stakeholders – not one that should rest solely on the world’s airlines, said Jimmy Samartzis, United Continental Holdings’ managing director of global environmental affairs and sustainability. Click here to continue reading.
As the world’s major automakers continue to introduce new electric vehicle models to the market, prices of EVs will “drop quickly,” said Ravi Brar, chief executive officer of ECOtality Inc., and along with that, the cost of chargers. To read more, click here.
China: The country plans to impose import duties of as much as 57 percent on polysilicon from the U.S. and South Korea. To read more, click here.
Power Finance Corporation Ltd. – India’s biggest non-banking company and one of the largest lenders to the power sector with an annual revenue of $2.4 billion – has been offering loans to renewable energy companies at a lower rate of interest. Click here to continue reading.
BY AGNES TeH, BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE Focusing on the energy efficiency of producing water is Singapore’s agenda for ensuring water independence, said its minister for environment and water resources, Dr. Vivian Balakrishanan. Click here to continue reading.
Energy storage is the missing link for integrating renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar into the energy system. It could also make existing installed capacity more efficient. There is currently only one commercially viable energy storage technology – pumped hydro, which accounts for 99 percent of global capability. Gareth Brett, chief executive of Highview Power Storage, tells [...]
Overfishing, global warming and pollution are having detrimental effects on the world’s oceans, according to scientists. McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain by sales, announced last week that it has taken steps to address that. By February, it will be the first national restaurant chain to sell sustainable fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council in over [...]
Even if an emissions deal forged by members of the International Civil Aviation Organization does not take effect until 2020, the industry is already set to cut carbon dioxide, said Jonathon Counsell, head of environment at British Airways. The industry is “massively incentivized” to improve efficiency as it’s effectively paying a price for its carbon-dioxide emissions, he said, with fuel costs at over [...]