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  • March 8, 2018,   by Craig Morris

    The study thus basically further documents the real reason for the shift from feed-in tariffs to auctions: it wasn’t about price, as lots of people assume; the goal was to give policymakers a way to...

    February 12, 2018,   by Sean Sweeney and John Treat

    Inadequate levels of investment in renewable energy are a major obstacle standing in the way of the transition to a new, renewables-based energy system.

    February 12, 2018,   by Craig Morris

    Without any official announcement having been made, French nuclear reactor operator EDF seems poised to close up to five reactors next year. What will this mean for the French energy market?

    February 5, 2018,   by Craig Morris

    According to the most recent data, German retail power rates are the highest in the EU along with Denmark’s. The monthly power bill is, however, exaggerated in reports.

    January 17, 2018,   by Karl-Friedrich Lenz

    It mentions a “special auction” (Sonderausschreibung) of 4 GW onshore wind and 4 GW solar distributed over 2019 and 2020, in addition to offshore wind projects. I think that the transition to an...

  • February 8, 2018,   by Gary Hartley

    In recent years, community energy seems to have been teetering on the brink of a breakthrough into the UK energy mainstream. But despite a large number of local renewables schemes getting off the...

    February 7, 2018,   by Craig Morris

    Unexpectedly, Trend Research have updated their controversial study from 2013. The share of citizen investments in renewables remains high but has clearly fallen.

    January 19, 2018,   by Andrew Bray

    While community ownership of roof-top solar has famously snowballed, public investment in larger solar farms, such as Canberra’s Solar Share, has been growing steadily as well. Lower upfront capital...

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