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UK's Renewable Energy Targets Drive Increases in U.S. Wood Pellet Exports

April 26, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

UK Renewables Target Effects

In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom, mainly for the purpose of generating electricity. Overall, U.S. wood pellet exports increased by nearly 40% between 2013 and 2014, from 3.2 million short tons to 4.4 million short tons.[read more]

The Real Prize: India Energy Planning

March 19, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

India's solar efforts have not been terribly impressive, partially because of the expectations the government has put on itself with a 100 GW target. In fact, growth in the sector is picking up significantly. But that growth isn't driven by sustainable policies, but by one-off measures, and that it is not enough.[read more]

India's 100 GW Solar Target Could Create 1 Million Jobs by 2022

February 20, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

India Solar Target and Jobs

Delhi is abuzz as the first renewable energy-financing summit organized by the Indian government, RE-Invest 2015, wrapped up with commitments totaling 266 GW of renewable energy in the next 5 years. For context, the country currently has about 250 GW of total installed power from all sources.[read more]

California Governor Jerry Brown Calls for 50% Renewables by 2030

January 7, 2015 by Jeff St. John

California Governor Jerry Brown has upped the ante on the state’s green energy goals, calling for a big increase in renewable energy, alternative fuels and building efficiency over the next 15 years, along with the smart grid investments to put them to use.[read more]

What You Can Do About Australia's Renewable Energy Target

February 16, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Anyone who reads any newspaper knows that Australia's Renewable Energy Target is currently the subject of an inordinate attack. However, when you actually bother to take a look at the facts it’s clear that this is completely unwarranted.[read more]

Renewable Industry Leaders Call on EU To Support 2030 Renewable Energy Target

October 5, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Renewable energy industry leaders have co-signed an open letter to the European Ministers of Energy, Commissioner for Energy, and Commissioner for Climate Action, calling for the EU to adopt a legally binding target for renewable energy in the form of the Climate and Energy Framework for 2030.[read more]

EU to meet 2020 renewable energy standards

March 13, 2010 by ToddWallace

The member nations of the European Union expect to achieve 20.3% renewable energy consumption by 2020, exceeding the 20% target. In a summary of national forecasts, the Commission says the EU will reach an overall share of 20.3% from renewable sources. 10 of the 27 member states are likely to exceed their targets for renewable energy,...[read more]

Bureaucracy trips up renewable energy projects

November 30, 2009 by Big Gav

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article on red tape holding up renewable energy projects in California - Bureaucracy trips up renewable energy projects.California's renewable power boom is off to a slower start than planned.Delays have hit more than half of the big solar, wind and geothermal energy projects under development...[read more]

Renewable energy target expected to pass today

August 19, 2009 by DavidJeffrey

Some good news following last week's defeat in the Senate of the Australian emissions trading scheme. The Senate is voting today on the big increase in the mandatory renewable energy target (MRET), and it's expected to pass after the government and opposition reportedly reached a compromise yesterday.The target - 20% of electricity from...[read more]

Ministers could split climate / renewable energy bill

August 16, 2009 by Big Gav

The Australian reports that efforts to separate the renewable energy target from the emissions trading scheme continue to be promoted - Ministers could split energy bill.RENEWABLE energy plans, including subsidies for domestic solar panels, could be in place much earlier than expected because the Rudd government is considering altering...[read more]

Australian Senate kills emissions trading scheme bills

August 13, 2009 by Big Gav

The SMH reports that Australia's emission trading scheme legislation has been rejected by the Senate - Senate kills emissions trading scheme bills.The Senate has defeated legislation to establish an emissions trading scheme, forcing the Government to negotiate with the Opposition or persist with its bill with the threat of an early...[read more]