Policy, investment and markets Features for April 2011
The recent environmental and resulting economic disaster in Japan drastically demonstrates the need for an ‘energy shift’ towards sustainable and decentralised forms of energy, which is where solar PV can play a major part.
30 April, 2011
Iceland's volcano reminds us the island is full of renewable power. Now the country is stepping up efforts to land energy-intensive industry. It might also export electricity.
26 April, 2011
If Japan adopted an aggressive renewable energy policy like that of Germany, it could, within 10 years, generate more than four times the electricity lost at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, cutting the country's reliance on nuclear power by one-half or more.
21 April, 2011
Renewable energy can have wide-ranging social and economic benefits for developing countries, as well as contributing to the climate change agenda. But a balance needs to be struck between public subsidies, the charity sector and private investment.
18 April, 2011
Following recent proposals from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to dramatically reduce the tariff paid to those with solar PV (photovoltaic) energy schemes generating more than 50 kW, power experts at IMS Research are questioning the viability and future of solar energy in the UK.
08 April, 2011