EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt moved Monday to end a controversial practice known as “sue and settle,” which critics say was used during the Obama administration to cut deals with environmental groups, leading to new regulations.
Germany’s 2018 renewables levy, known as EEG, has slightly fallen by 1.3% to 6.79 Euros cents (8.01 U.S. dollar cents) per kilowatt hour (kWh), from 6.88 cents/kWh (8.12 U.S. dollar cents/kWh) in 2017, due to a small increase in the wholesale electricity price, Kallanish Energy reports.
Austrian steelmaker voestalpine expects it will continue to operate using primarily conventional energy until 2030-2035, company executive Franz Kainersdorfer said at a conference presented by Austrian utility Verbund.
UK’s developers of ‘less-established’ renewables will compete for up to £557 million ($738 million) of funding in the upcoming Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, the government confirmed on Wednesday.
German utility E.ON said Thursday it has invested in wind turbine startup b.ventus — a company offering single-source solution for wind power generation with potential for expansion, Kallanish Energy learns.
French oil and gas major Total said on Thursday it continues to “actively” help drive the growth of solar power in France through its affiliates Total Solar and SunPower, which operate in the entire photovoltaic value chain.
U.S. wind electricity generating capacity at the end of 2016 was 82,000 megawatts (MW), with additions expected to bring total capacity to 88,000 MW by the end of 2017, and 96,000 MW by Dec. 31, 2018, the Energy Information Administration projects.