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Analysis: High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power

Reuters
By Susanna Twidale, Nora Buli LONDON(Reuters) – Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy. FILE......

New Zealand’s Tilt Renewables agrees to $2.1 billion takeover by consortium

Reuters
(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Tilt Renewables said on Monday it had agreed to be taken over by a consortium including its second-largest shareholder, AGL Energy and Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, for NZ$2.94 billion ($2.10 billion). Shareholders in Tilt, which owns eight wind farms in Australia and New Zealand, will receive......

India’s Kerala turns homes into ‘mini-solar power stations’

Reuters
KERALA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before Govindan Satheeshan installed solar panels on the roof of his home in southern India’s Kerala state under a government scheme two years ago, the 70-year-old retiree was unsure. Would the panels produce enough electricity? Would they be too expensive? Would the system suffer......

Tesla shares set to skid into the red for the year

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Shares in Tesla were set to plunge into the red for the year on Tuesday, hit by a broad selloff of high-flying technology stocks and the fall of bitcoin, in which the electric carmaker recently invested $1.5 billion. By 1029 GMT, Tesla was down over 8% in......

Denmark approves North Sea renewable energy island

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Denmark’s Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen speaks during an interview in Copenhagen, Denmark August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish lawmakers have agreed to construct an energy island in the North Sea that, in its first phase, will produce and store enough green energy to......

China doubles new renewable capacity in 2020; still builds thermal plants

Reuters
By Muyu Xu, David Stanway BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China more than doubled its construction of new wind and solar power plants in 2020 from a year earlier, government data showed, reflecting Beijing’s pledge to cut fossil fuel dependence and bring carbon emissions to a peak within a decade. FILE PHOTO:......

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