24 Jul 2014

Iberdrola SA, Spain’s largest utility, said first-half profit dropped 13 percent after a reduction in renewable-energy subsidies took full effect.   Net income fell to 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) from 1.7 billion euros a year earlier, the Bilbao-based company said today in a statement. That met the average estimate of two analysts surveyed by […]

17 Jul 2014

Published by World Bioenergy Association in December 2012 The use of forest biomass is carbon-neutral, because the carbon contained in wood originates from the atmosphere and it is released to the atmosphere by wood decay or by combustion. Before a tree can be burned it has to grow by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Theories […]

08 Jul 2014

E.ON UK’s Blackburn Meadows biomass facility in Sheffield generated electricity and synchronised with the local distribution network for the first time at the end of last month (24 June). Blackburn Meadows is now the third biomass plant in E.ON UK’s generation portfolio and can provide enough energy to power around 40,000 homes. E.ON’s £120 million […]

01 Jul 2014

Germany went through to the quarter-finals of FIFA 2014 after extra-time strikes from its players saw them edge past Algeria to win 2-1. Last week, its renewable energy law, or EEG, also went through, with the country’s lawmakers backing an extensive revision, which curbs subsidies and slows gains in power prices that are the second-costliest […]