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Acciona Energía to set-up 255MW of wind and solar PV projects in Chile
18 December 2014 Chile’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has awarded a contract to Acciona Energía for development of 255MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind farms in the country....

Nuclear regulator clears way for Takahama nuclear power plant restart in Japan
18 December 2014 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved a key draft report for two more reactors at Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui...

UK regulator approves £1.1bn funding for Moray Firth subsea cable project
18 December 2014 UK's power regulator Ofgem has approved £1.1bn funding for setting up a subsea link connecting power grid on both sides of the Moray Firth, in northern parts of...

US imposes hefty trade duties on solar products from China and Taiwan
17 December 2014 The US Department of Commerce has imposed heavy import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan....

SunEdison to invest more than $700m for 350MW solar projects in Chile
17 December 2014 Solar technology manufacturer SunEdison has secured a contract from the National Energy Commission in Chile to supply 570GW hours of clean energy annually....

ABB forms joint venture with Hitachi to deliver HVDC solutions in Japan
17 December 2014 Zurich-based power and automation firm ABB has formed a joint venture (JV) with Hitachi to deliver high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan....

Terra Firma considering sale of stake in Infinis Energy
16 December 2014 Private equity firm Terra Firma is considering selling its 68.6% stake in Infinis Energy, a renewable energy firm founded by British financier Guy...

China to sign $600m deal for coal-fired power plant construction in Serbia
16 December 2014 China plans to sign a $600m deal with Serbia, which will help the latter construct an additional unit at the Kostolac coal-fired power...

Jinko Solar delivers 80MW of PV modules for Chinese solar project
16 December 2014 Solar manufacturer Jinko Solar has delivered 80MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) for a solar PV project in Henan Province,...

13 killed, 12 injured at hydropower plant collapse in Ecuador
15 December 2014 Thirteen people have been killed and twelve injured in a tunnel collapse at the largest hydroelectric plant project Coca Codo Sinclair in...

Turkey to have its largest windpower project in Istanbul
15 December 2014 Istanbul will house Turkey's largest windpower plant, which will have an annual generation capacity of 770,800MWh....

CGN to invest £100m to acquire three UK wind farms
15 December 2014 China General Nuclear Power (CGN) is to invest more than £100m to acquire stakes in three UK wind farms from French firm EDF....

Russia and India sign strategic deal for construction of 12 nuclear power reactors by 2035
12 December 2014 Russia has signed a strategic agreement with India for construction of 12 nuclear power reactors in the country by...

J.P. Morgan Asset Management buys majority stakes of two First Wind’s projects in US
12 December 2014 US based renewable energy firm First Wind has transferred majority stakes for its 105MW Palouse wind farm in Washington and the 150MW Route 66 project in Texas to J.P. Morgan Asset...

Enel Green Power secures $100m loan from Itaú Unibanco for windpower projects in Brazil
12 December 2014 Italian energy firm Enel Green Power has secured a $100m loan from Brazilain bank Itaú Unibanco to support more than 260MW of windpower constructions in...

GE Energy Financial Services completes financing transaction for 42MW solar project in Japan
11 December 2014 GE Energy Financial Services has provided financing for the construction of 42MW Mimasaka Musashi solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in...

EIB to support upgrade of four hydropower plants in Guinea
11 December 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) intends to support an investment programme, which is likely to boost the energy infrastructure in Guinea....

UK gives approval for Hornsea offshore wind project in Yorkshire
11 December 2014 The UK Government has given development consent to Hornsea offshore wind project, which will consist of three wind-generating stations with a combined capacity of up to...

KenGen seeking bids for development of two geothermal power plants
10 December 2014 Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has invited bids from developers to design and construct two geothermal power plants that have a combined generation capacity of...

Dong Energy buys 215MW Borkum Riffgrund West 2 offshore project in Germany
10 December 2014 Danish power firm Dong Energy has acquired the Borkum Riffgrund West 2 offshore wind project in Germany from...

Russia to construct two 1,200MW nuclear reactors at Paks power plant in Hungary
10 December 2014 Russia and Hungary have signed a general framework agreement for developing two nuclear reactors of 1,200MW capacity each for the Paks nuclear power plant, located in central...