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UK council turns down Cuadrilla’s application for shale gas fracking in Lancashire
30 June 2015 Lancashire County Council has rejected an application from Cuadrilla Resources to start fracking for shale gas at a site on the UK's Fylde coast. ...

Senvion in talks with investors for $1.2bn wind energy project in Australia
30 June 2015 German power firm Senvion is in talks with potential investors for a proposed A$1.5bn ($1.2bn) wind project in Australia....

Carnegie Wave Energy sets up test base for CETO technology at Wave Hub in Cornwall, UK
30 June 2015 Australian Carnegie Wave Energy has developed a site at the Wave Hub in Cornwall, UK, to test its patented CETO wave energy technology...

Atlantic Energy completes sale of 521MW wind assets in US
29 June 2015 Atlantic Energy has completed the sale of its 521MW wind energy portfolio in the US to a unit of SunEdison, TerraForm...

Contract awarded to build 240MW Ararat Wind Farm in Australia
29 June 2015 A consortium of five companies, including General Electric (GE), Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Downer, have won a $450m contract to deliver the 240MW Ararat Wind Farm in south-west...

Vestas to deliver wind turbines for 185MW San Juan project in Chile
29 June 2015 Danish power manufacturer Vestas has secured a firm order to supply wind turbines for the 185MW San Juan project in...

US researchers invent semiconductor crystal for better solar cells
26 June 2015 Researchers at Stanford University in California, US have invented a semiconductor crystal with variable band gap, which has enhanced electronic potential to capture more solar energy, making...

Power utilities reach $160m settlement with US EPA to reduce pollution from Four Corners Power Plant
26 June 2015 Utility firms in Arizona and New Mexico agree to a $160m settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice to reduce harmful carbon emissions from...

Survey claims 86% energy professionals confident about cyber crime detection within a week
26 June 2015 Approximately 86% of energy professionals are confident about detecting cyber attacks on critical systems in less than a week, according to a recent survey by US based software firm...

US Department of Energy gives $1.8bn loan guarantee for nuclear power project in Georgia
25 June 2015 The US Department of Energy has agreed to offer a $1.8bn loan guarantee to three subsidiaries of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) in order to support construction of...

Dutch court orders government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% within 2020
25 June 2015 A court in Hague, Netherlands has ordered the Dutch Government to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% within 2020, from the benchmark levels of...

Dong Energy to commence construction on 580MW Race Bank offshore wind project in UK
25 June 2015 Denmark-based Dong Energy has decided to commence construction on the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind project in the UK, following a final investment...

E.on looks to close two nuclear power units in Sweden
24 June 2015 The German firm holds 54.5% interest in OKG, and wants to close two out of the three existing reactors at the facility before...

RayGen signs deal supply 500MW of utility scale solar power modules in China
24 June 2015 Australian solar firm RayGen Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Three Gorges New Energy to install 500MW of utility-scale concentrated solar photovoltaic...

Lutheran World Federation to refrain from fossil fuel investments
24 June 2015 The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a communion of Lutheran churches has decided not to invest in fossil fuels any further and has called on its member churches in Switzerland to do the same,...

Scientists develop owl feather-inspired coating to minimise wind turbines sound
23 June 2015 Scientists from the UK's University of Cambridge have developed a coating material inspired by owl wings to make wind turbines quieter at increased speeds, in collaboration with researchers...

Mitsubishi and partners complete turbine assembly of Fukushima floating offshore wind project
23 June 2015 A Japanese consortium has unveiled a 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine for the experimental Fukushima floating offshore wind project following the completion of its assembly works....

SoftBank-Foxconn in $20bn Indian renewables joint venture with Bharti
23 June 2015 Japan-based green energy developer SoftBank and Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group have teamed-up with Bharti Enterprises for a $20bn renewable venture in India....

Alstom to deliver substations to Mejillones – Cardones Transmission line in Chile
22 June 2015 Transmisión Eléctrica del Norte (TEN) has selected France-based Alstom to supply four turnkey substations for Mejillones - Cardones Transmission line, the first interconnection system in...

Saudi Arabia signs nuclear co-operation agreement with Russia
22 June 2015 Saudi Arabia has signed a cooperation deal with Russia to boost its nuclear power generation...

US researchers develop material that can store solar energy for weeks
22 June 2015 Chemists at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered a new technology that can store energy from the sun for up to several...