A Smatrics electric vehicle charging station in Austria. Hydrogen

BP dials up electric vehicle growth forecast

The latest edition of BP’s Energy Outlook paints a rosy picture for the future of EVs.

By Silvia Favasuli 21 February 2018

PDO to power offices with solar energy

Petroleum Development Oman’s headquarters at Mina Al Fahal will be completely powered by solar energy by the end of the year,

5 January 2018

Pakistani power generation up 2.3% in November

Pakistan increased the amount of power it generated by 2.3% year on year in November.

22 December 2017

Scotland aims to derive 50% of energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland is aiming for renewables to account for 50% of its energy consumption by 2030.

22 December 2017
An E.On gas-fired power station in Germany. Coal

German gas import dependence expected to grow

Germany’s dependence on gas imports is growing as the share of domestic production and coal in the country’s energy mix shrinks.

20 December 2017
A biogas fermentation tank. Biogas

Waning government support puts UK biogas on hold

Low subsidies mean 391 biogas and biomethane projects are on hold in the UK, and pressure is mounting on the government to reform regulations to tackle the problem.

19 December 2017

Pertamina to boost renewable capacity

Indonesia’s Pertamina plans to expand its renewable energy capacity and reduce its dependence on oil and gas.

18 December 2017

Taiwanese protesters target coal plants

Protests targeting poor air quality were held in the Taiwanese cities of Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday.

18 December 2017
A gas storage facility in Changbei, China. Coal

China hands gas key role in winter heating

Policymakers want half of northern China heated by clean energy during winter within two years.

18 December 2017

Asian nuclear outlook remains positive

Nuclear power capacity is expanding in most Asian markets as Japanese restarts gather momentum and China accelerates growth.

14 December 2017

South Korean coal-to-gas power plant conversion set to underwhelm

Only one of South Korea’s nine planned coal-fired power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country’s energy minister has said.

11 December 2017

OMV buys 40% stake in EV company Smatrics

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has bought a 40% stake in electric car charging services company Smatrics.

7 December 2017

Ministry tells Chinese regions to continue burning coal

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has told various regions to continue using coal or other fuels if they have not converted to gas or electric heating.

7 December 2017
staudinger coal power plant, germany Coal

EU’s green policies fail to phase out coal

The share of coal in the EU’s electricity mix has declined only slightly over the past 15 years despite efforts to decarbonise, research shows.

5 December 2017
Mirrors at Omani CSP project Solar

GlassPoint plans solar-powered EOR expansion

GlassPoint plans to use solar-generated steam to enhance oil recovery in the Middle East, its VP of product development tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

4 December 2017

Fukui governor agrees to restarts at Ohi reactors

The governor of Japan’s Fukui prefecture has agreed to restart reactors 3 and 4 at the Ohi nuclear power plant

28 November 2017

Burkina Faso to bring 33 MW solar plant online

Burkina Faso is set to bring a 33 MW solar plant online on Wednesday.

28 November 2017

Brussels investigates Spanish aid to coal plants

The EU has opened an investigation to determine whether Spain’s environmental incentive for coal-fired power plants is in line with state aid rules.

27 November 2017

Shell to open 500 new EV charging points in Europe

Shell has signed an agreement with charging network operator Ionity to build about 500 charge points for electric vehicles in 10 European countries.

27 November 2017

Iraq signs $400 mln deal with GE to upgrade electricity grid

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has signed an agreement worth more than $400 million with GE Power to develop the country’s grid.

24 November 2017

Eight US nuclear reactors to retire by 2025

The United States has decommissioned six nuclear reactors since 2013 and another eight are due to retire by 2025, the EIA has said.

20 November 2017

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