• Spain’s Solar Power Sector Falls into the Abyss

    • Date: 20/11/10

    Madrid, Spain – The Spanish government has launched a new regulatory framework that will result in subsidized tariffs for ground-mounted solar energy projects drop 45% this year, killing future investment in the trade, which industry leaders expect will be frozen in the next few years. “We expect new ground-mounted projects will be paralyzed because there […]

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  • Eastern Europe Puts Emergency Brakes On Solar Energy

    • Date: 20/11/10

    In order to avoid higher electricity prices, Prague is slowing the solar power boom and is slapping a new tax on it. It will be the death knell for smaller operators – up to 1450 companies are seriously effected by the new tax. Prague – A change in the law with radical implications for solar energy […]

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  • Larry Bell: Green Energy As A Threat To Energy Security

    • Date: 19/11/10

    Development of abundant power and fuel sources is being restrained by regulatory headlocks in favor of much higher-cost green alternatives with relatively scant capacity prospects. Current Obama administration battle strategies directed toward futile wars to control climate change and free America from fossil dependence are hindering, not advancing, progress toward lasting energy security. Development of […]

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  • A European Kuwait?

    • Date: 17/11/10

    According to geologists, Poland could become the largest gas supplier in Europe after Norway and Russia. It would make the eastern European country rich – much richer than previously assumed. Winter is approaching – a time in which Europe particularly feels Russia’s grip on the energy market. This power play has caused Poland many headaches. […]

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  • The €1trn Euro Decade: Costs Up, Risks Up, But Governments Are Still In Denial

    • Date: 16/11/10

    Citi Investment Research & Analysis: The €1trn Euro Decade – Revisited What has changed? — A year ago we looked at the extraordinary capex demands being faced by the Utility Sector in the decade to 2020 as it tries to meet the enormous costs of government imposed environmental regulations and embark upon large scale asset replacement cycle. […]

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  • Bad Greens: Europe Concerned About Renewables (From Foreigners)

    • Date: 15/11/10

    After a disastrous couple of years brought on by high corn prices and low demand, the US corn ethanol business has emerged as a force in global energy markets. The US pumps out a record 37m gallons of ethanol a day, easily surpassing rival Brazil’s sugar-based industry in output. Producers are running out of places […]

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  • UK Energy Bosses Want Government To Force Up Electricity Prices To Make Nuclear Competitive

    • Date: 14/11/10

    The problem at the moment is that the electricity price generated by cheap coal and gas is near to £50 per megawatt-hour. It needs to be more like £60 to break even or £80 to be attractive for companies to make the effort to start building expensive, low-carbon nuclear plants. In interviews with The Sunday […]

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  • $1.1 Billion Wasted On Solar Subsidies

    • Date: 11/11/10

    MORE than $1 billion of taxpayers’ money was wasted on subsidies for household solar roof panels that favoured the rich and did little to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, a scathing review has found. The review of the now scrapped federal government solar rebate scheme, conducted by ANU researchers Andrew Macintosh and Deb Wilkinson, also […]

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