Oliver Wagg's Articles

- December 18, 2012

Asia Report: China Solar Shares Soar as Government Bails Out Sector

Shares in Chinese solar companies soared after the government allocated a further 7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) of subsidies for domestic installations this year, taking the year's...

- December 10, 2012

Asia Report: India Hopes to Ramp Up Installed Solar Capacity to 9 GW by 2017

India has released a draft version of phase two of its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which lays out ambitions to build 9 GW of grid-connected solar plants by 2017...

- December 06, 2012

New Head of Australia's Green Fund Sees First Investment by July 2013

The new head of Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) expects the fund, set up by the ruling Labor government to invest A$10 billion (US$10.4 billion) in renewable energy,...

- December 03, 2012

Asia Report: India's Wind Power Capacity Expected to Balloon by 2020, Says GWEC

India's installed wind power capacity is expected to reach 89 GW by 2020 and 191 GW by 2030, according to a new report. This expansion in wind power is expected to attract $16.5 billion...

- November 28, 2012

Hydro Tasmania in $2 Billion Bid To Build Australia's Largest Wind Farm

Tasmania's King Island is famous for its cheese, lobster and beef. Now it is set to become the home to Australia's biggest wind farm.

- November 26, 2012

Asia Report: China Dominates 2011 Global Wind Installations

China dominated the global wind market in 2011, installing three times as many wind rotor blades on its wind farms than the U.S., its closest rival.

- November 19, 2012

Asia Report: Another Week of Woe for China's Solar Panel Manufacturers

China's beleaguered solar panel makers took another hit this week, announcing either shipment downgrades or job cuts in response to global oversupply and higher production costs tied...

- November 12, 2012

Areva-led Consortium Pulls Plug on 250-MW Australian CSP Project

A consortium led by French nuclear group Areva has ditched a A$1.2 billion ($1.2 billion) concentrated solar thermal project after the federal government pulled critical funding.

- November 12, 2012

The Asia Report: Australia Lays Out 2050 Renewable Energy Vision

Renewable energy sources could rapidly expand to provide 40 percent of Australia's energy needs by 2035 and 85 percent by 2050 and virtually eliminate coal-fired power stations, the...

- November 09, 2012

Tasmanian Testbed for Large Integrated Renewable Energy Projects Ramps Up

A small island lying in the Bass Strait between Australia's states of Victoria and Tasmania is set to become the testbed for one of the most sophisticated integrated renewable energy...

Oliver Wagg

Oliver Wagg

Independent journalist with a background in sustainable business and ethical finance, the renewable and low-emission energy sectors, climate-change science and policy and the not-for-profit sector.

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