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Alternative Fuels

A Wartsila liquid fuel power plant in Kenya

Cambodia pivots towards LNG-to-power

Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans.

2 days ago Asia Pacific

German utilities switch to gas in H1

Carbon prices and fuel costs have seen Germany’s power generators switching away from coal, H1 company results confirm.

5 days ago Europe & Russia
The Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea

Solar buildout bodes well for LNG in South Korea

The country's gas demand and LNG import needs continue to be uncertain, with volumes dependent on the expansion of renewable power capacity and, potentially, the price at which it can source gas.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific
A PetroChina rig in the Tulia oilfield

China embraces reform to bolster energy security

China’s leadership is turning to sweeping reforms to spark a boom in domestic energy output as heightened tensions with the US force Beijing to consider its energy security.

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The headquarters of the European Investment Bank

EIB U-turn risks gas infrastructure investment

The EIB is taking steps to become a ‘climate bank’ – at the expense of gas projects. It intends to phase out loans to all fossil fuel developments from 2021.

8 August 2019 Europe & Russia

Losses deepen for UK coal-fired power

Higher prices for carbon and coal have seen renewable sources pushing coal out of the UK’s power mix.

22 July 2019 Europe & Russia

Belgium considers its options ahead of nuclear phase-out

The closure of nuclear reactors in Belgium presents an opportunity for gas to increase its market share, although capacity payments will be needed to trigger new investments.

19 July 2019 Europe & Russia
A Polish coal-fired power station

Poland eyes nuclear and renewables to shift away from coal

Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector.

18 July 2019 Europe & Russia
People in Bangladesh carrying baskets of coal.

Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific

Nordic nations see modest increase in green gases

Production of renewable gases in Sweden and Denmark has ramped up in recent years, but the fuel still has a long way to go to fulfil its potential.

15 July 2019 Europe & Russia
A coal mine in Serbia

No end in sight for Western Balkan coal subsidies

Coal subsidies remain plentiful in the region and are blocking a faster switch to gas and renewables.

9 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Argentine electricity workers fixing a generator in Buenos Aires during the blackout.

Argentina’s power sector lurches from crisis to crisis

Argentina will need significant investment in its electricity infrastructure to avoid a repeat of the blackout that hit the country in June.

3 July 2019 Americas
An EDF offshore wind turbine

France’s offshore wind boom offers hope for gas players

Increasing investor appetite for offshore wind, coupled with the phase-out of coal and retirement of older nuclear plants, could leave more room for gas in the French power mix.

27 June 2019 Europe & Russia
The Koshijihara gas plant in Japan.

Japanese companies back low-emission innovations

With gas still a major component of Japan’s energy mix, three suppliers are looking at new ways of managing their carbon footprint as the race to a low-carbon future gathers pace.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Incheon LNG Receiving terminal (Kogas)

South Korea – government support for gas

South Korea’s recently approved third energy plan reaffirms the government’s support for gas which will help to boost consumption in the long term but challenges remain.

21 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Kogas's Incheon LNG terminal.

Kogas accelerates roll-out of LNG-produced hydrogen

The LNG importer is pushing ahead with efforts to produce and import hydrogen as part of South Korea’s long-term plan to transition away from nuclear and coal and become a fully-fledged hydrogen economy.

10 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Renewables investment fall leaves EU short of targets

Many EU countries risk missing their 2020 renewables targets because of a slowdown in investment since 2014, EU auditors have warned.

6 June 2019 Europe & Russia
EU member states will be under pressure to reduce emissions

Europe – the politics of emissions

Good results for Europe’s Green parties in the EU parliamentary elections will pressure member states to place greater emphasis on reducing emissions.

5 June 2019 Europe & Russia
Oil refineries in Kuwait

Kuwait mulls an end to direct crude burn

Gas is driving the move away from crude oil in Kuwait’s power sector, but the country will need a helping hand from oil products to complete the transition.

5 June 2019 Middle East & Africa

Europe’s long goodbye to coal

Several countries in Western Europe have pledged to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2030, but the fuel will retain a foothold in Germany and Eastern Europe.

30 May 2019 Europe & Russia

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