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Climate Action Law: The Much Needed Plan Is Here

Climate Action Law: The Much Needed Plan Is Here

“Climate change is a major global challenge. As a leading industrial nation, Germany has a special responsibility. We must preserve vital natural resources, as well as ensuring our common future and that of our children. We will share this responsibility equitably, and we have a plan.” This is an excerpt of the introduction to the official overview of the Climate Action Law, published by the German Federal Government.

400+ investors appeal to world leaders to fight climate change

400+ investors appeal to world leaders to fight climate change

In the most recent Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change over 400 investors express their support of the 2015 Paris Agreement and urge world leaders to address the subject of climate change.

Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Bill Gates and EU set up EUR 100 million renewable energy fund

Funded by Gates‘ Breakthrough Energy Coalition and InnovFin, Bill Gates and the European Commission are setting up a new EUR 100 million fund. The aim is to fuel renewable energy growth, push ultra low-cost solar and to find new technologies and energy storage solutions.

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

UK solar growth slowing down noticeably, statistics confirm

After some very successful years, Britains solar growth is slowing down remarkbly, as statistics show. Various issues in the industry have caused 2018 to be the slowest year yet after 2009.

France holds fourth solar tender out of series of six and allocates 720 MW

France holds fourth solar tender out of series of six and allocates 720 MW

France has assigned 103 utility-scale solar projects in what was the fourth out of a series of six tenders. Between all of them, they are expected to reach a total of 4 GW of new solar facility. The projects assigned in this particular round had an average price of EUR 58.2/MWh and an overall capacity of 720 MW.

Greece to hold auction for 300 MW of PV capacity in July

Greece to hold auction for 300 MW of PV capacity in July

After a first pilot tender in 2016, Greece will hold further auctions in July. They will tender 300 MW respectively to both PV and wind energy. The aim of the scheme is to support and promote renewable energies.