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The Orense wind farm, Spain Solar

Zero-subsidy renewables herald new era

The gas industry is watching closely as subsidy cuts bring both pros and cons for investors in Europe’s renewables sector

4 May 2018
The UK’s Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms Coal

Clock is ticking for revised EU 2030 energy targets

Time is ebbing away for the Bulgarian presidency of the EU to broker a deal on more ambitious 2030 targets for renewables and energy efficiency.

1 May 2018
Hydrogen

Kogas to install hydrogen charging at LNG distribution stations

Kogas will install charging equipment for hydrogen-powered vehicles at its LNG distribution stations across South Korea.

27 April 2018
Coal

Europe imports more gas to meet demand

European gas imports were up in 2017 as a result of increasing demand in the region.

25 April 2018
A Mauritanian solar plant Solar

Algeria gets realistic about renewables

Algeria has recently talked up its plans to increase its renewable power capacity, but there are signs its interest is starting to wane.

24 April 2018
Artist's impression of the AHEAD hydrogen plant. Hydrogen

Japan sees future in hydrogen economy

Japan is seeking to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen and is developing two very different projects to produce it, one using gas and the other coal.

24 April 2018
Solar

Bangladesh eyes Indian solar supply

Bangladesh is looking to buy 2 GW of power from large solar parks being set up in the Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan,

16 April 2018
Nuclear

Eni considers raising stake in nuclear fusion company

Italy’s Eni could increase its investment in a company created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on nuclear fusion

16 April 2018
A UK offshore wind farm. Solar

Russia-Ukraine spat may boost EU renewables drive

The gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine may help accelerate Europe’s renewable energy ambitions despite a recent decline in investment.

12 April 2018
Biogas

Indian oil companies looking to spend $1.53 bln on bio-CNG

India’s state-owned oil companies are looking to spend nearly INR 100 billion on establishing a network of bio-CNG plants

12 April 2018
Coal

Drax may phase out coal before UK deadline

UK utility Drax Group may close its remaining coal-fired generation units before a government deadline to phase the fuel out of the country’s energy mix by 2025

10 April 2018
LPG

Hyundai to build Dangote LPG reservoirs

Hyundai Heavy Industries has signed a $58 million deal to install 15 LPG reservoirs in Nigeria

5 April 2018
Nuclear

Lithuania and Ukraine discussing energy projects

Lithuanian Minister of Energy Zygimantas Vaiciunas will meet members of Ukraine’s government in Kiev this week.

5 April 2018
The Staudinger black coal power plant, in Grosskrotzenburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. Coal

Russian coal strengthens foothold in EU

Russia has bolstered its position as the EU’s largest coal supplier, but uncertainties in the power sector could reduce the bloc’s imports of the fuel.

5 April 2018
Solar

Renewables produce 99% of Portugal’s power in March

Renewables produced the equivalent of 99% of Portugal’s power consumption in March, the highest level since February 2014

4 April 2018
The Fukushima Daiichi plant is being decommissioned. Nuclear

Good news for Japan LNG imports after nuclear restarts

Japan is restarting more reactors, but the long-term outlook for nuclear is not promising, and LNG will help to fill the gap.

3 April 2018
Solar

SoftBank Group to develop $200 bln solar project in Saudi Arabia

SoftBank Group is to develop a $200 billion solar facility in Saudi Arabia.

28 March 2018
Coal

European gas demand and CO2 emissions on the rise

Both gas consumption and carbon dioxide emissions rose in Europe in 2017, the IEA says.

28 March 2018
Crude oil

Sweden allows municipalities to ban diesel cars

The government of Sweden decided on Friday to allow municipalities to ban diesel vehicles from their town centres by the beginning of 2020

26 March 2018
Nuclear

Japan to start up four more reactors by end of May

Japan restarted two nuclear reactors in March and another two are expected online by the end of May, more than doubling its operational capacity from 2017.

26 March 2018

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