Previous Solar Wars articles reported on the numerous claims for breach of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by EU investors against EU states such as Spain following the curtailment of those states' renewable incentive schemes.
Texas, home to the world’s largest oil reserve and America’s biggest source of coal-fired power, is on the verge of a clean-energy boom.
Mackie’s ice cream and Aberdeenshire Council have shared £4million of a £13.4m Scottish Government grant to reduce greenhouse gases.
Last year, a company won a contract to build a 65-megawatt solar and battery farm in Arizona. A month later, the Saudis came out with a $200 billion plan to build the world’s biggest battery-backed solar farm by 2030. Then a firm proposed a nearly 500-megawatt solar-storage site in Texas’s oil patch.
The energy market is in a state of change.
The Government has been accused of throwing the renewables industry "off a cliff" by scrapping an energy payment scheme for householders.
Two innovative solar farms will be built to supply a council with 100% green power and generate millions of pounds for local services, it has been announced.
Previous Solar Wars articles have noted that tribunals hearing Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) claims by an investor from one EU Member State against another EU state had consistently held that the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Slovak Republic v Achmea did not apply to ECT claims.
A Bill ordering the Government to review mis-sold loans to make people's homes more energy-efficient has passed its first Parliamentary hurdle.
Solar power is consistently outperforming wind on a global scale, according to Fitch Ratings.
In our Solar Wars series of articles we considered the numerous claims brought against Spain, Italy and other EU Member States under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), brought by investors following the curtailment of those states' renewable incentive schemes.
Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas.
A “speculative” application to construct the joint largest solar energy farm in Scotland is set to go before council planners.
Dozens of wind turbines each standing 260 feet tall spin in the breeze on the plains of Oklahoma, feeding electricity for a Google data center about 180 miles away.
Previous Solar Wars articles have considered whether claims by EU investors against Spain and other EU states under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) would be affected by the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Slovak Republic v Achmea (Case C-284/16). That case held that an arbitration clause in bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between two EU states contravened EU law. The decisions in Masdar Solar & Wind Cooperatief U.A. v Spain (see Solar Wars Part V) and Antin Infrastructure v Spain (see Solar Wars Part VI) indicated that ECT tribunals were taking a consistent line in rejecting the application of Achmea to intra-EU ECT claims. Two recent awards appear to confirm this trend.
Major companies are investing hundreds of millions of pounds in schemes to cut emissions, from solar panels to overhauling their lorry fleets, it has been announced.
Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy, say German university researchers.
Octopus Energy Investments has entered a £107million partnership with Korean backers to acquire 15 solar assets in the UK.
In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene, Professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of Manchester University in the UK.
A Yorkshire solar firm has been heavily fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker fell from a roof while completing an installation.
Previous Solar Wars articles considered arbitral awards in respect of investors' claims under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) arising out of the curtailment of renewable incentive schemes in Europe. A recent award handed Spain a fourth defeat and in doing so, extended the protection offered by the ECT's fair and equitable treatment provisions to investments in concentrated solar power (CSP) projects made after Spain had already started reforming its solar incentive scheme.
In our previous four Solar Wars articles, we considered arbitral awards in respect of investors' claims under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) arising out of the curtailment of renewable incentive schemes across Europe and the European Commission's (EC) statements that those claims breached EU law.
A Chinese company called JinkoSolar Holding Co. is now the world’s largest maker of solar panels.
Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 gigawatts of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster.
Energy giant Equinor said today that it had bought 50% of a planned Argentine solar farm capable of powering 80,000 homes.