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HMRC pushes steep VAT increase for new solar-battery systems

By Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent Treasury proposes rise from 5% to 20%, while the tax on coal will stay at lower rateHomes hoping to shrink their carbon footprints by installing a solar-battery system face a steep VAT increase from October under new laws proposed by HMRC.The Treasury put forward legislation on Monday to raise VAT…

Wind opponents backed by experienced lawyer #OH

By National Wind Watch BELLEVUE – A group of local citizens have filed to intervene in the proposal for a wind farm in Erie and Huron counties and they have chosen a powerful law firm to represent them. Apex Clean Energy has submitted an application to the Ohio Power Siting Board to build wind turbines…

APUC approved for 600 MW of Missouri & Kansas wind

By Michelle Froese The Customer Savings Plan is expected to result in the investment of more than U.S. $1.1 billion, while reducing energy costs for customers over the life of the projects. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APCU) announced that its regulated utility business, Liberty Utilities, has received certificates of convenience and necessity (CC&N) to…

Maine Governor takes action to advance offshore wind development

By Michelle Froese Governor Janet Mills, D-Maine, has made several new announcements this week, including signing into law LD 994, legislation that requires the Public Utilities Commission to approve the contract for Maine Aqua Ventus — the first of its kind demonstration project of floating offshore wind in the United States. Governor Mills signs bill…

Groupe Renault and Nissan sign exclusive alliance deal with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan

By mmillikin Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan. The agreement is designed to bring together the strengths of each party and expand expertise by assessing market opportunities, working…

EPA replaces Clean Power Plan

By Michelle Froese The new rule will go into effect shortly after publication in the Federal Register. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan with less stringent emissions guidelines for power plants. Essentially, the final ruling “restores the rule of law,” letting states…

State agency loses $20m case over New Bedford terminal #MA

By National Wind Watch This should be time to party at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. After all, the agency’s underused marine terminal in New Bedford is finally profitable, and a big tenant is on its way. But maybe MassCEC should keep the champagne on ice. The saga of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal…

Sunpreme hybrid solar cells get official silicon clarification from Dept. of Commerce

By Kelly Pickerel California-headquartered solar panel manufacturer Sunpreme recently popped up in federal court documents, bringing an end to court battles stretching back to 2015. Sunpreme makes bifacial, double-glass, frameless modules that use an innovative “hybrid cell technology (HCT)” that is a mixture of silicon and thin-film. Thin amorphous-silicon (a-Si) films are deposited on silicon…

Energy company files challenge to Hegins Twp. zoning ordinance #PA

By National Wind Watch Clean Air Generation LLC has filed a substantive validity challenge to Hegins Township’s zoning ordinance. Although no project has been proposed, the Scranton-based renewable energy company is considering developing a wind energy farm on Rausch Creek property in an S-3 special purpose mining zone. “We read the zoning and saw a…

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