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Yingli Solar: partnership with US charity should provide inspiration for UK renewables sector

Global solar energy giant Yingli Solar recently awarded US non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives the biggest donation it has ever received, in a deal that makes the Chinese solar company GRID's official supplier. The partnership will provide solar energy for low-income families, and sets forth a blueprint that could help shape the UK's own energy and social ambitions.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2011
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CommentWire

World Bank: limit on coal funding is a step in the right direction

By restricting funding for coal power stations to all but the poorest countries, the World Bank is taking a step in the right direction towards a greener world. While this move has faced criticism, reducing extreme poverty has to take preference over low carbon energy. Ultimately, the World Bank has to find a way to help poorer countries use funding to develop cleaner alternatives.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2011
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World Bank attracts criticism with controversial loan for South African coal-fired plant

In one of its more controversial recent decisions, the World Bank has agreed to loan South Africa $3.75 billion to build a 4.8GW coal-fired power plant. Although this project is an urgent response to crippling power shortages that are posing a real threat to the industries on which the country is so dependent, the proposal has attracted criticism, especially from environmentalists.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2010
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Wind turbines breaking records

The installation of the world's largest offshore wind turbine is being completed this week in Scotland, but the turbine will soon be dwarfed by even larger models that are currently being developed. As offshore wind turbines grow ever-larger, how big is big enough, and will designs have to change to meet the shifting patterns of demand?

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2013
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CommentWire

Wind power: rising costs are unlikely to derail new build plans

The global wind energy industry is facing challenges including rising raw materials costs, supply chain problems and skills shortages, due mainly to booming demand. With renewable valuations at an all time high, Datamonitor predicts strong growth will continue on the back of record sustainable energy investments driven by technology maturity, policy incentives and heightened investor appetite.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2008
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Wind power to become Denmark's largest energy source

Wind power has always been important in Denmark's energy generation mix. By the end of 2014 it will become the country's largest source of electricity generation, supplying over 11.6TWh.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2014
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Wind blows strongly towards long-term offshore services for Siemens

Siemens has won a contract to supply 80 turbines to a 288MW offshore project in Germany situated near the North Sea. This marks the first-ever offshore project with a long-term service level agreement in Europe, indicating the emergence of a new trend towards flexible service packages combined with equipment capability.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2013
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Wind and CCS stakeholders go head to head following funding fears

At a global level, coal makes up the bulk of new power generation capacity, particularly in China, where the country's economic growth depends on coal-fired power generation. Renewables, such as wind, have a big part to play in reaching 2020 emission targets, but CCS speaks to issues such as security of supply and long-term meaningful carbon abatement in a way renewable power generation cannot.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2009
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Will the sun cast a shadow over the EU emissions trading scheme?

The recent dip in crude oil prices, firming coal prices and the sustained hot weather front across Europe have all exerted negative pressures on carbon prices. These transitory conditions bear no resemblance to the lack of meaningful price tension seen in phase I of the EU ETS, as the markets' longer-term expectation continues to support a major shortfall in phase II allocations.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2008
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Will the early introduction of a UK carbon floor price really create a level playing field?

The prospect of a potential energy supply gap has revived the carbon floor price debate. While the British government has proposed a minimum price under which carbon cannot fall - which would make fossil fuel generation more costly - it is not yet clear whether the floor price is a real commitment to cleaner technology, a much-needed subsidy for nuclear power, or both.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010

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