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A Vattenfall coal-fired power plant in Germany Coal

Higher fuel and carbon prices helping ‘green’ utilities

European utilities with high exposure to renewables and nuclear are gaining from the rise in power, gas and carbon prices.

13 August 2018
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France Coal

France’s renewables plans may leave more room for gas

France’s nuclear phase-out may not be as ambitious as first planned, but the coming renewables boom and decline of coal could increase the operating hours of flexible CCGTs.

10 August 2018
Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution. Electric

Gas has role in powering EV batteries – Faraday CEO

Neil Morris, the new head of the UK research body, says gas-fired power still has a significant role to play as the world decarbonises.

9 August 2018
Coal

Flexible gas could profit from German price spikes

Germany's shift to renewables could offer coal and gas a chance to profit in the near term.

8 August 2018
Coal

Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to switch 3.9 mln households to gas heating by end of Oct

China plans to switch 3.92 million households in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region from coal to gas for heating by the end of October

3 August 2018
Nuclear

Japan’s H1 LNG imports down 3% year on year

Japanese LNG imports fell to their lowest level in three years in June as a result of higher nuclear power generation.

2 August 2018
Wolsong nuclear power plant, South Korea Nuclear

Nuclear restarts to hit South Korea’s LNG demand

South Korea’s LNG demand has reached record highs following nuclear outages this year, but the return to service of several reactors will curtail the trend.

31 July 2018
Solar

Indian renewable power capacity passes 71 GW

India’s installed renewable energy capacity reached 71.3 GW at the beginning of June.

25 July 2018
Coal

Bangladesh power plant looking to import coal as supply drops

Bangladesh’s Barapukuria coal-fired power plant is looking to import coal after being forced to shut down because of a lack of supplies.

25 July 2018
Hydrogen

South Korea to buy hydrogen-powered buses

South Korea will buy 1,000 hydrogen-powered buses to be delivered by 2022.

24 July 2018
Nuclear

South Korean LNG imports to fall as nuclear reactors return

South Korea’s LNG imports are set to decline in the coming months as maintenance work at nuclear power plants comes to an end.

23 July 2018
Biogas

Brussels approves French scheme for landfill gas

The European Commission has given the green light for the scheme, which would cover 60 MW of power generation.

20 July 2018
Wind

Singaporean companies compete for Taiwan’s offshore wind market

Singapore-based offshore and marine companies are competing for billions of dollars in contracts from Taiwan’s offshore wind market

18 July 2018
Solar

India investing more in renewables than fossil fuels

India has started to invest more in renewable energy than in fossil fuel generation for the first time, according to the International Energy Agency

18 July 2018
Coal

UK goes 1,000 hours without coal

The UK has gone 1,000 hours without using coal-fired power since the beginning of 2018 as of Friday, a new record

13 July 2018
Hydrogen

Equinor commissions feasibility study for hydrogen production plant

Norway’s Equinor has commissioned Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a hydrogen production plant in Eemshaven in the Netherlands

12 July 2018
Solar

Petrobras and Total subsidiary to collaborate on renewables

Petrobras has signed a memorandum of understanding with the renewables arm of France’s Total to collaborate on projects in Brazil.

11 July 2018
Coal

China targets regions for coal-to-gas switch to curb smog

China will switch all households in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Shanxi-Shaanxi regions from coal to gas for heating by 2020 as part of efforts to curb smog.

10 July 2018
Nuclear

China signs agreement with Bulgaria to cooperate on nuclear energy

China's National Energy Administration has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bulgaria’s energy ministry to cooperate on nuclear energy

9 July 2018
Biogas

Snam buys biomethane producer IES

Snam has acquired a 70% stake in biomethane producer IES Biogas.

5 July 2018

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