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U.S. seen losing renewable energy race to Asia

Several Asian countries in addition to China could soon challenge the United States in the race to build a renewable energy industry if Washington doesn't provide more incentives for its domestic business, venture capitalists and others told a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.

GE teams with Better Place on charging network

General Electric is partnering with Silicon Valley electric car infrastructure company Better Place on technology development and financing of car batteries, the U.S. conglomerate said on Wednesday.

Germany could see solar power cap: BlackRock

Rising costs for solar power in Germany could either trigger a further large cut in sector subsidies or a cap on new installations in the world's No.1 solar market, a BlackRock fund manager said.

Analysis: Firms jump on UK offshore wind bandwagon

The promised vast expansion of the UK's offshore wind resources is proving to be a powerful lure for companies not normally associated with renewables but keen to generate eco-friendly and reliable sources of revenue.

Timeline: Development of UK offshore wind

Britain is targeting a vast expansion of its offshore wind resource to meet renewables targets for 2020. Here is a timeline of offshore energy generation in the UK. 1996 - First applications made under old NFFO renewables support scheme for two offshore wind farms - Gunfleet Sands in Essex and Blyth in Northumberland.

Bingaman: climate bill outlook grim

President Barack Obama's dream of passing a big bill to battle global warming is likely dead for the rest of his term, according to a leading Democrat and long time backer of climate legislation.


Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown. | Video