Policy & Regulation

News and analysis concerning energy sector regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. Project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution is included.

China clean energy

300GW of solar, 150GW of wind suggested for China’s 14th 5...

The Chinese government may be allocating a larger role to clean energy as part of its 14th Five Year Plan which comes into effect in 2021, with a representative of the ruling party, the NPC, suggesting a minimum of 300GW of new solar capacity, and 150GW of wind power during deliberations
Spain solar

Spanish authorities green-light 695MW of new grid-connected solar

Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia has been granted approval from local authorities to build the grid-connected Barcina-Garoña PV Complex in Burgos province, after receiving a positive access feasibility report (VAT).
Vermont energy storage

Vermont regulators approve Green Mountain Power’s storage programmes

Customers of US utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) in the state of Vermont now have two new home battery programs they can enrol in starting on the 5th of June after a Vermont Public Utility Commission order was issued last week.
Germany DER

Germany’s coal days are over – smart DER is the future,...

The time of coal power in Germany is over, according to the country’s renewable energy federation, the Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie (BEE).
energy transition

Ed’s note: Step aside US/China – there’s a new leader in...

The increasing tension between the US and China has been a discussion point in the news across all parts of the world...
Spain

Spain: New climate law to ban all new coal, oil and...

Teresa Ribera, the vice president and minister of Ecology in Spain has announced the country’s new proposed net-zero carbon plan.
brazil

Brazil to use World Bank loan to strengthen its energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $38 million loan to help Brazil to modernise and strengthen its energy sector through the META programme
SG Finans

SG Finans and EIB unveil new credit line for climate action...

EIB has partnered with SG Finans to launch a new funding iniatiave for climate action projects and SMEs.
Ireland renewable energy

Ireland likely to miss 2020 renewable energy target

Following the pre-qualification process for Ireland's first renewable energy auction at the end of April, the expected 1TWh of clean energy capacity won't be enough to reach the country's 2020 30% target, missing it by a mere 3% according to global research and analytics firm GlobalData.
wholesale energy prices

Will Irish households benefit from falling wholesale prices?

Joe Camish, an analyst at Cornwall Insight Ireland discusses the impact of changing wholesale energy prices will have on consumers across Ireland.

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