Czech solar power boom to slow: expert
The Czech Republic's solar power boom is set to slow this year after scoring Europe's third-fastest increase in installed output in 2010, an expert said Monday, blaming new taxes and rules.
Magma power for geothermal energy?
When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. But the mishap could point the way to an alternative source of geothermal ...
In Holland, land of windmills, flap over wind farm
On an outcrop near this town's lighthouse, a woman in stone perpetually scans the horizon for the fishing fleet returning home. To the dismay of townspeople, her view may soon be obscured by some of the world's ...
Taiwan IT giant Foxconn beaten in solar cell deal
Inventec Corp, a leading Taiwanese notebook maker, said Thursday it had beaten IT giant Foxconn in buying a local solar cell company after offering a higher price at the last minute.
Parent of Taiwan's Foxconn enters solar power
The parent of Taiwanese IT giant Foxconn will pay over $130 million to become the major shareholder in a solar cell company as part of a plan to expand into renewable energy, officials said Wednesday.
France launches 10-billion euro tender for wind turbines
President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday France was seeking bidders for a 10-billion euro (13.6 billion dollar) contract to build the country's first offshore wind-power facilities.
World's largest solar park planned in Greece: PM
Debt-hit Greece plans to build the world's largest solar park over depleted coal mines in the northern city of Kozani, Prime Minister George Papandreou said this week.
India aims for Asia's biggest tidal power plant
The western Indian state of Gujarat is aiming to host the first commercial-scale tidal power project in Asia after signing a deal with a British marine energy company, officials said Wednesday.
Firms look to up solar power presence in India
The Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site off the coast of India's financial capital Mumbai, draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. But when the last of the wooden ferry boats leaves at ...
Largest dam heralds 'new era' for poor Laos: ADB
The largest hydropower project in poverty-stricken Laos has opened a "new era" in the country's development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Thursday.
US approves world's biggest solar energy project (Update)
The Obama administration has approved a thousand-megawatt solar project on federal land in southern California, the largest solar project ever planned on U.S. public lands.
Superhighway for wind power proposed for Mid-Atlantic Coast
Investors on Oct. 12 proposed to build an underwater electricity superhighway that would carry wind power generated off the Mid-Atlantic Coast to land.
Giant offshore windfarm opens in Denmark
One of the world's biggest offshore wind farms opened Tuesday in southeastern Denmark, its operator, German power giant E.ON, said.
Wind power plans for Taiwan-held islets near China
Taiwan's Penghu group of islands plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to expand their wind power capacities, an official said Wednesday.