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Mid Europa to raise new fund

Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity house investing in Central and Eastern Europe, is preparing to raise a new fund estimated at around ¤1.5bn (£1.3bn).

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A Swiss solar-powered plane has taken off for its first international flight.

The Timeline: Solar power

David Prosser: Last chance to save the solar industry

Outlook On the final day of the Government's consultation over reform of the feed-in tariffs paid to solar power installations that feed energy back into the grid, it is fair to say the renewable energy industry is not holding out much hope of a reprieve from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

David Prosser: The Government needs to firm up its energy policy to support solar

Outlook: To get a solar industry with critical mass, restricting meaningful incentives to families who put a solar panel on their roof just isn't going to cut it

Whitehall pulls plug on solar panel scheme

Plans for a Government-wide solar power scheme have been put on ice following last month's controversial cuts to the solar subsidy scheme.

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In the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, plans were afoot to shoot down any clouds that threatened rain at the opening ceremony. In the event, no such measures had to be taken, but the idea that the weather was something within human control was not going to go away.

Qatari scientists develop 'clouds' for World Cup

Qatar have developed artificial clouds to provide shade for stadiums and training grounds at the 2022 World Cup.

Solar industry uproar over plans to slash subsidies

Britain's solar industry was in uproar yesterday, branding the Government's proposed changes to the feed-in tariff (FIT) subsidy scheme as "nonsensical", "disgraceful" and "a horrendous strategic mistake".

Solar power industry set to lock horns with state

Britain's fledgling solar power industry is gearing up for a fight over the Government's review of the solar subsidies scheme.

Solar, By Ian McEwan

Clean energy and dirty little secrets

Green power industry claims Government backtracking on solar

While sharply rising oil prices claim attention across the world, the British Government is facing increasingly vocal criticism over a policy on solar power subsidies that critics deride as "extraordinary".

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