- Mexico will add 66 GW to its power grid over the next 15 years, with investments of $90 billion expected in renewables, according to a high-ranking Mexican energy official. The energy reform will create a competitive market and encourage use of renewables by awarding clean energy certificates. [Business News Americas]
- Efforts to combat climate change will figure prominently in talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Obama this weekend. India wants more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy from the US. The US wants a global climate change deal in 2015. [Bharat Press]
- Ohio utilities are asking for sweeping bailouts for aging coal and nuclear power plants, to the tune of $3 billion. And Ohioans are asking why they should shell out billions to prop up harmful fossil fuels, when they could instead create thousands of good clean energy jobs, protecting their health and prosperity. [Huffington Post]
- The US is about to auction development rights to the 5-GW Massachusetts offshore wind lease area, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s largest sale to date. The 742,000-acre zone 12 miles off Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will be sold as four commercial wind energy leases on 29 January 2015. [reNews]
- More than 125,000 UK homes put solar on their roof last year, according to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s statistics on small-scale solar PV installations. A total of 700 MW of solar, enough to power 212,000 homes, was installed on buildings and in ground-mounted solar farms. [Renewable Energy Focus]
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