• Solar, batteries and electric vehicles to render centralised energy a dinosaur, warns report

    22 August 2014

    The combined impact of solar, batteries and electric vehicles has the potential to start disrupting the electricity markets by the end of the decade, analysts have forecast.

  • JP Morgan and others put $400m into US wind farms

    11 July 2014

    JP Morgan and a consortium of unnamed investors are taking a $400 million equity stake in two US wind farms.

  • Enel Green Power agrees €153m loan with Santander for wind

    25 March 2014

    Italian renewables group Enel has signed a €153 million ($211.4 million) loan agreement with Banco Santander to finance further wind farms in Mexico.

  • Renewables M&A deals up a third in 2013, further activity expected in 2014

    28 February 2014

    The value of mergers and acquisitions in renewable energy rose nearly a third in 2013, driven by utilities looking to offload the assets to raise capital, a consultancy firm has found.

  • Brazil's first solar auction completed

    03 January 2014

    The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has awarded developers contracts to build 123MW of solar power for an average price of R$229 (US$96) in the country's first solar auction.

  • Braine takes reins at IETA

    03 December 2013

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has appointed Bruce Braine, a vice-president responsible for strategic policy analysis at American Electric Power, as its new chairman. He replaces David Hone, senior climate change adviser at Shell, who is stepping down after three years in the role.

  • Enel almost doubles new renewables capacity in 2012

    02 September 2013

    Italian utility Enel boosted its renewables generation capacity by more than 1GW in 2012, almost twice as much as was added the previous year.

  • Investor consortium signs $260m US wind farm deal

    10 July 2013

    Owners of a US wind project have secured $260 million of financing from a consortium of investors.