Government orders state, local and police reps to ensure staff are allowed to work at offices and access installations, the latest green energy reprieve by a country facing steep 2022 targets.
Firm behind major solar projects in Europe, the US and others tells PV Tech it fears work restrictions at regulatory bodies could further worsen already ‘unspeakable’ delays.
Government approves previously floated plans to allow renewable developers to invoke ‘force majeure’ clauses to win more time as virus continues to disrupt PV supply chains.
Mixed reaction greets move by Boris Johnson's government to sidestep renewables even as it pledges investment in EV infrastructure, carbon capture and storage and nuclear fusion.
Squabble over individual amendment leads to vote against entire American Energy Innovation Act, potentially delaying until 2021 deal on new US$270m-a-year solar research programme.
European Climate Law draft criticised over move to make 2050 climate neutrality goal binding but leave 2030 goal undecided until September, with PV industry group urging EU to solve grid and planning bottlenecks.
Proposals in new environment bill to shorten licensing timeframes via dedicated certificate come as country prepares latest renewable auction, amid rise of ever larger PV projects.
Politburo resolution proposing green energy targets for 2030 (15-20%) and 2045 (25-30%) emerges as country embarks on FiT-to-auction shift to ease PV grid bottlenecks.
PV reps hail 'promising' appointment of Alok Sharma to lead Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), following the sacking of Andrea Leadsom.
Green light for the Virginia Clean Economy Act at the state assembly marks legislative progress, bringing law mandating 100% carbon-free electricity by mid-century one step closer.
Middle Eastern state starts taking in applications for PV scheme that may include storage element, with tender documents suggesting bidders could have to prove storage expertise.
Mexican solar said to have boomed to cumulative 5GW in 2019 despite rows with the government, while street protest-ridden Chile thought to have hit renewable target five years in advance.
PV might have only seen 30.22GW added throughout 2019 but ‘year-end rally’ hinted at by latest NEA figures may indicate market will rebound more than expected in 2020, analysts say.
Industry reps join Green politicians in urging for more capacity after auction awards 501MW where 1.3GW was requested, the latest oversubscription instance of a series.
SunWiz’s findings of a ‘boom’ 2019 for sub-100kW PV bring rare piece of good green news to country, reeling after weeks of deadly blazes and bitter rows over climate policies.