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The outcome of Australia’s independent review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has called for it to be closed or significantly downsized in a blow to the country’s multi-billion dollar clean energy pipeline.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has launched the NY-Sun Initiative, a plan to consolidate the state’s existing solar incentive programmes into a single support scheme, aimed at adding 3GW of solar generation capacity by 2023.
Japan’s Environment Ministry is looking to boost the deployment of ground-mounted solar farms by offering extra support to projects being built on landfill sites that have reached full capacity, according to reports in the Japanese press.
EDF and E.ON, two of the largest offshore wind project developers in the UK have backed the department of energy and climate change’s (DECC) plans to cut support for large-scale solar under the renewable obligation (RO) scheme.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally received funds to pay a 30% subsidy promised to rooftop solar installations.
Rumours that the Indian government is considering a fixed feed-in tariff to boost solar deployment have been dismissed as “not serious”.
The Massachusetts state legislature broke for the summer without approving a raft of new solar policies. An extension to the state’s net metering programme offered scant consolation.
Solar project costs would inflate by as much as 75% if anti-dumping duties are introduced, according to the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Over 3GW of US-based PV projects could be at risk due to fallout from the US Department of Commerce’s (DoC) rulings on anti-subsidy and anti-dumping cases regarding Chinese modules, according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz.
Solar and onshore wind will compete for a share of US$85 million a year under the new contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme, according to a document published by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Changes to Germany’s EEG energy policies and the introduction of new renewable energy auctions in the UK have won state aid approval from the EU.
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
Controversial reforms to German energy law have passed another parliamentary hurdle, having been approved by the country’s upper house, the Bundesrat (federal council) and now stand to become law on 1 August.
The UK’s High Court has ruled that 14 solar companies affected by feed-in tariff cuts in 2011 may pursue a claim for damages.
Italy’s proposed retroactive cuts on its solar feed-in tariff are a form of theft, according to Photon Energy.