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  1. IEA says worldwide investment in renewables, including hydropower, nearly US$290 billion in 2015

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday released its inaugural annual analysis on energy investments around the world, the World Energy Investment 2016. The report enumerates investment in global energy systems and indicates investment fell by 8% in 2015. The report’s executive summary said there was a drop in fossil fuel spending and “continued robust investment in renewables, electricity networks and energy efficiency.” Total investment in the energy sector reached US$1.8 trillion in 2015, down from $2 trillion in 2014. Renewables investment, primarily in wind, solar PV and hydropower was almost $290 billion. “We see a broad shift of spending toward cleaner energy , often as a result of government policies,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.   With energy supply spending of $315 billion, China was once again the world’s largest energy investor last year thanks to robust efforts in building up low-carbon generation and electricity networks, as well as implementing energy efficiency policies. In the U.S., investment in energy supply declined to about $280 billion in 2015, falling nearly $75 billion, due to low oil prices and cost deflation, representing half of the total decline in global energy spending. The Middle East and Russia emerged as the most resilient regions to spending cuts, thanks respectively to lower production costs and currency movements. As a result, national oil companies accounted for 44% of overall upstream investments, an all-time high. Renewable energy investments of $313 billion accounted for nearly one-fifth of total energy spending in 2015, establishing renewables as the largest source of power investment. While spending on renewable power capacity was flat between 2011 and 2015, electricity generation from the new capacity rose by one-third, reflecting the steep cost declines in wind turbines and solar PV. The investment in renewable power capacity in 2015 generates more than enough to cover global electricity demand growth.

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  2. Great River Energy, Brattle Group propose solution for compliance with EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    Great River Energy and the Brattle Group have announced a regional market-based approach to comply with EPA's Clean Air Act, Section 111(d), to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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    Wed, 5 Feb 2014

  3. EY: Renewables continue to appeal to investors

    EY has released its latest report on the global power and utilities sector and it makes for encouraging reading for companies participating in the renewables sector.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  4. 5 Reasons Why US Climate Progress Will Continue Long After Paris

    When countries gather in Paris next month to hammer out a new climate agreement, all eyes will be on the world’s major emitters. While the United States, the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas contributor, has received criticism in the past for lackluster action, recent evidence shows that the ...

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    Thu, 19 Nov 2015

  1. Cogen market to grow by 9 per cent over next seven years - analysis

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  2. EnSync Energy sells multiple power purchase agreements to AEP

    EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of energy management systems, sold multiple projects to AEP OnSite Partners, a unit of American Electric Power 

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    Mon, 1 Aug 2016

  3. Trade link seen lifting Canadian oil revenue

    Access to waterborne trade would increase revenue to oil and gas producers of western Canada by billions of dollars per year, according to the Fraser Institute.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  4. texasreply

    Texas filed a brief with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington on Jan. 7 contending that the state should have an extended period of time to come into compliance with greenhouse gas regulations without the federal government’s interference.

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    Mon, 10 Jan 2011

  5. Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

    A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study 

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    Tue, 5 May 2015

  6. Demand-side policies incentivizing plug-in electric vehicles drive sales growth

    While these benefits have not been enough to justify the high cost of the technology for many consumers, government policies around the world are helping to ensure the supply and demand

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2016

  7. EPA precedent ENL

    EPA claims to enjoy flexibility when it comes to regulating greenhouse gas emissions. A recent review of legal precedent suggests the agency may be mistaken.

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    Tue, 16 Feb 2010

  8. epacuts

    President Obama is proposing a 13 percent cut in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for 2012 and a 4 percent increase for the Department of Energy.

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    Mon, 14 Feb 2011

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