Monthly Archives: March 2012

US to impose tariff on Chinese solar panels in victory for domestic makers

American solar panel manufactuers welcome Obama administration decision, saying it exposes unfair trade practices Chinese companies have acknowledged receiving cheap loans and other government support. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA The Obama administration, which regularly champions America’s clean energy industry, has delivered … Continue reading

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Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets

Industry welcomes secretary of state’s support, but urges government to clarify what energy targets it wants to see through to 2030 A tidal energy turbine in Invergordon, Scotland, in 2010. The renewable energy industry wants clarity on government plans for … Continue reading

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UK opposes 2030 renewable energy target

Fledgling green industries could be hit as document reveals move to put nuclear power on equal footing with renewable energy UK’s renewable energy sector has already suffered a series of blows with Tory MPs attacking subsidies, including those for wind … Continue reading

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Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists

Presence of horned toads and desert tortoises are holding up production at multimillion-dollar sites in California A massive solar power site in California, where Native American tribes have filed six lawsuits against companies. Photograph: Proehl Studios/Corbis Of the many projects … Continue reading

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New York’s Solar Balance Sheet

  Suzanne DeChillo/The New York TimesSolar panels atop the roof of the New York Power Authority in White Plains. Despite uncertainties in the solar energy market, New York officials should support the “steady and measured growth” of solar power in … Continue reading

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Tidal power harnessed to light and heat the huge Deep aquarium in Hull

The Humber estuary’s tidal stream will power a 20m platform’s hidden turbine – and Treasury secretary Danny Alexander should glimpse it on a visit to Hull this week Big museum, little generator, happy fish. Neptune Renewable Energy’s Proteus moored off … Continue reading

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Japanese Developers Find Growing Interest in Homes With Solar Panels

TOKYO — When new trends in apartment living emerge, they often take hold quickly in fad-conscious Japan. That is what happened with “solar apartments,” residential buildings that have solar panels on their roofs. Now, such buildings are being aggressively promoted … Continue reading

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