Dutch court orders government to reduce emissions

In a precedent-setting case with potentially global implications, a court in The Netherlands has ordered the Dutch government to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% below 1990 levels by … Read more

EPA, DOT propose GHG standards for trucks

With a goal of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 billion metric tons, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety … Read more

Bloomberg: renewables to outpace fossil fuels

Over the next 25 years, investment in the development of new power plants using renewable resources will significantly outpace investment in new fossil fuel-based generation, according to a recently released … Read more

Dubai firm to invest $500 million in Africa’s energy

Dubai-based Access Infra Africa has announced that it plans to spend $500 million over the next three years on power generation projects in several African nations, including what the company … Read more

First Solar to supply modules for Dubai PV project

A consortium led by ACWA Power, a Saudi water and power developer, and Spanish engineering and construction company TSK has signed an agreement with First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ) under … Read more

LEGO to phase out fossil fuels in plastic products

Danish toy maker LEGO Group has announced that it will invest $140 million in a major effort to replace its fossil fuel-based plastic products with products using more sustainable materials … Read more

Dutch firm to build tidal energy project

Dutch firm Tocardo Tidal Turbines has announced that it will move forward with a plan to install what it is calling the largest tidal energy project in The Netherlands and … Read more

First Solar, SunPower price yieldco IPO

8point3 Energy Partners, a yieldco established by First Solar Inc. (Tempe, AZ) and SunPower Corp. (San Jose, CA), has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 20 million Class A … Read more

Nevada to set up “electric highway” for EVs

Utility NV Energy and the office of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have formed a partnership to establish the Nevada Electric Highway, providing owners of electric vehicles (EVs) with the ability … Read more

EDF acquires 200 MW Texas project

After 18 months of negotiations, EDF Renewable Energy (San Diego CA) has acquired the Salt Fork Wind Project from Cielo Wind Power LP (Austin, TX) and negotiated an associated power … Read more