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Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

Canadian Solar Joins Ranks Of Solar Firms To Consider Going Private

December 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power manufacturers, has this week revealed that it is joining the ranks of solar module companies considering going private, following the receipt of a letter from its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu. 


12 Gigawatts Of Battery Storage In UK Is Possible By 2022

December 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the end of 2021, but that a "medium" target of 8 gigawatts is more likely. 


Has Ecotricity Turned On England’s Last Wind Farm?

December 8th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

UK renewable energy company Ecotricity has turned on its latest wind farm, a small 10 MW wind farm in the west of England, but the company's founder is concerned it might be the country's last onshore wind farm due to policies which are effectively killing off the industry. 


Largest Investors In Utilities Are Voting Against Climate Risk Disclosure

December 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Exxon Mobil shareholders earlier this year successfully voted to demand climate risk disclosure in a move which was widely held as a bellwether for similar moves across the sector, but a new report from Preventable Surprises has revealed that some of the largest investors in utilities are voting against climate risk disclosure, preferring private engagement over public proxy votes. 


More Than 80 Leading Economists Demand “Not A Penny More” Spent On Fossil Fuels

December 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of more than 80 world-leading economists from 20 countries have issued a declaration in which they demand that "not a penny more" be spent on fossil fuel production and infrastructure while encouraging an increase in renewable energy investments in the lead-up to French President Emmanuel Macron’s international summit on climate finance



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