9 March 2015 01:32 AM GMT

The Australian government said it will provide AUD$5 million (US$3.9 million) to support Hydro Tasmania’s plans to develop an off-grid hybrid project on Flinders Island.

March 3rd 2015
India’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.57% in 2013

India’s carbon emissions rose 1.57% in 2013 to 15.63 million tonnes in 2013 from a year earlier, according to the government.

February 27th 2015
Wind Industry Biggest Winner in UK Government Auction for Contracts

Wind project developers were the biggest winners in an auction to award contracts to renewable energy proponents by the UK government.

February 26th 2015
Indian Government Okays NTPC’s Plans to Develop 15GW of Solar Projects

The Indian government has approved plans by state-owned NTPC to develop 15,000 megawatts of solar capacity, according to media reports.

February 26th 2015
EU Nears Legislation Favouring Advanced Biofuels Production

The European Parliament’s environment committee has approved a draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste.

 
February 26th 2015
Statkraft Acquires Majority Stake in Chilean Hydroelectric Producer

Statkraft has signed an agreement to buy a majority stake in the listed Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiqunu S.A.

February 24th 2015
Japan May Cut Premium Tariffs for Solar Projects as Production Costs Decline

The Japan government is planning to cut the quantum of premium tariffs for solar projects in the country by as much as 16% because the cost of producing power from the sun is lower than before.

February 23rd 2015
European Commission to Investigate UK Aid to Biomass Project

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether UK government plans to provide financial aid to support the conversion of the Lynemouth coal-fired power plant to operate entirely on biomass were in line with European Union state aid rules.

February 10th 2015
India Drafts Policy to Boost Geothermal Energy Capacity to 1,000MW by 2022

The Indian government has drafted a policy document that sets out a target of having 1,000 megawatts of geothermal energy in place by 2022.

February 10th 2015
Japan Aims to Increase Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030

The Japanese government is planning to set a target of having 50% of the country’s’ electricity supply come from renewable energy sources.

February 4th 2015
Indonesia Plans to Increase Subsidy for Biodiesel, Ethanol

The Indonesian government is planning to increase the subsidy for biodiesel and ethanol to increase their viability in the wake of falling prices of oil.

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