The Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The EU is expected to approve its expansion. (MVM) Nuclear

Paks 2 to get green light from European Commission

The EU looks to have changed its mind on the expansion of Hungary’s nuclear power plant despite the concerns of critics.

An Algerian gas well. The country’s domestic production is dropping. (Gazprom) Nuclear

Algeria looks to nuclear and shale for long term

Algeria’s dwindling gas production has encouraged it to consider nuclear and shale to generate electricity, but both would be challenging.

OPEC agrees oil production cut

OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut its output to 32.5-33.0 million barrels per day from around 33.5 million b/d.

29 September 2016

Eni to build Egyptian solar plant

Eni plans to build a 50 MW solar photovoltaic project near Abu Rudeis in Egypt.

29 September 2016

Reliance hopes to double capacity of coal-fired plants

India’s Reliance is looking to double the capacity of two of its coal-fired power plants.

28 September 2016

Rosatom director plans Egypt visit to discuss nuclear power

Sergei Kiriyenko, general director of Russian state nuclear company Rosatom, is planning to visit Egypt to discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant.

28 September 2016

Russia signs nuclear agreements with Cuba and Tunisia

Russia has signed cooperation agreements with Cuba and Tunisia on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

27 September 2016

AES considering Vietnamese solar project

United States-based AES is looking to invest in solar power in Vietnam, according to Vietnam News.

26 September 2016

Abu Dhabi nuclear plant nearing completion

Construction of the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi is 70% complete, according to Mohamed al-Hammadi, chief executive of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.

26 September 2016

Marubeni and Jinko bid for Abu Dhabi solar plant

A consortium comprising Marubeni and Jinko Solar submitted the lowest bid to build a 350 MW solar photovoltaic project in Abu Dhabi.

23 September 2016

Eni to develop solar with Sonatrach

Italy’s Eni has signed an agreement with state-run Sonatrach to develop solar projects in Algeria.

23 September 2016

Construction complete on Georgia’s first wind farm

State-owned Georgian Energy Development Fund has completed construction of Georgia’s first wind farm.

21 September 2016

Renewables close in on oil and gas in power sector

Power generation costs for renewables are lower on average than those for fossil fuels, and clean energy plants will become even more cost-competitive by 2020.

21 September 2016

EDF to invest $2 bln in Indian nuclear and renewables

France’s EDF plans to invest $2 billion in India’s renewable energy sector as it is bullish on growth in the sector.

20 September 2016

South Africa dismisses nuclear claims

South Africa’s energy ministry has dismissed claims that it has started its nuclear procurement programme.

20 September 2016

Bangladesh planning new coal-fired capacity

The government of Bangladesh is planning to build a large coal-fired power plant near the Dighirpara coal mine in Dinajpur district.

20 September 2016

South Korea to stress test nuclear reactors following earthquake

South Korea will carry out stress tests on its nuclear reactors following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Gyeongju on Monday.

19 September 2016
Hendrina coal power station. South Africa is trying to reduce its reliance on coal. (Eskom)

Mixed signals over South Africa nuclear deal

South Africa’s nuclear programme is making an uncertain start, already facing scrutiny over transparency, costs and environmental issues.

19 September 2016

ONGC Videsh to increase Vankor stake by 11%

ONGC Videsh, the international subsidiary of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp., has signed an agreement to purchase an 11% interest in Russia’s Vankor oilfield for about $930 million.

16 September 2016

Zimbabwe’s Utopia considering solar power plant

Utopia, a Zimbabwe-based independent power producer, is mulling the installation of a 15 MW solar power plant.

16 September 2016
This protest in 2015 warned China that Hinkley C would be a bad investment. (PA)

Hinkley Point C: a costly choice

EDF’s proposed new nuclear power plant has been approved by the UK’s government, but critics still say it will prove a costly white elephant.

16 September 2016

Falling costs cut global energy investment

Global energy investment dropped by 8% in 2015, to $1.8 trillion, according to the latest IEA report on energy investments.

16 September 2016

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