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.

By Andreas Walstad 12 April 2018

Carnegie wins grant for solar and battery system on offshore gas platform

Carnegie Clean Energy has been awarded a A$471,000 grant to develop a solar and battery storage solution for an offshore oil and gas platform.

20 March 2018
Artist's impressionof a Tesla battery block Solar

Batteries and renewables could dent Asian LNG demand

The falling price of installations combining solar power and battery storage could slow down LNG demand growth in Asia, experts say.

20 March 2018
Solar panels in Australia Solar

IOCs show growing appetite for Australian solar projects

Oil and gas companies are demonstrating a greater interest in new renewable developments in Australia.

19 March 2018

Power plant closures see South Korea turn to fuel oil

The shutdown of South Korea’s coal-fired power plants means the country has had to resort to fuel oil to meet demand.

15 March 2018

Pertamina plans LPG production in Algeria

Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina is looking to produce LPG from its Algerian assets.

15 March 2018
Electric power lines in Europe. Coal

Coal use to persist in Southeastern Europe

Coal is expected to retain a significant share of Southeastern Europe’s energy mix for years to come, despite the region’s best efforts.

12 March 2018

SA energy minister to sign off renewable IPP agreements

South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Tuesday sign off 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects.

12 March 2018

Mitsubishi to support Magnum plant’s conversion to hydrogen

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has announced it will support the conversion of the 1.32 GW Magnum gas-fired power plant in the Netherlands to run partly on hydrogen.

12 March 2018

Taiwan nearing final decision on Kuosheng nuclear restart

Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council has approved a plan to restart Unit 2 of the Kuosheng nuclear power plant.

8 March 2018

Spain and Eastern Europe drag heels on coal phase-out

A total of 7 GW of coal-fired capacity will close across Europe between 2017 and 2020, a new study says. But some countries have yet to commit to phasing out coal.

7 March 2018

Japan’s JGC makes deal with Vietnamese utility for solar power plant

Vietnamese utility Gia Lai Electricity has entered into a deal with Japan’s JGC to design and build a 50 MW solar power plant.

6 March 2018

Microsoft to buy power from rooftop solar programme in Singapore

US software company Microsoft has agreed to purchase the output from a 60 MW solar project built on the rooftops of flats in Singapore.

6 March 2018

Argentina doubles down on renewables drive

The growth of Argentina’s renewables sector, combined with increasing domestic gas production, is likely to hammer the country's gas and LNG imports.

26 February 2018

Brussels approves French biomass scheme

The European Commission has authorised a tender for electricity production capacity from biomass in France under state aid rules.

22 February 2018
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.

21 February 2018
An artist’s impression of Lightsource and BP solar panels in the UK. Coal

IOCs diversify to meet challenge of decarbonisation

IOCs are struggling to find ways to transition to low-carbon energy and are looking to diversify their business models to provide greater resilience.

21 February 2018
Gas-fired power plant in Germany Coal

German coal phase-out brings gas back into frame

Germany is sticking to its plan to end coal-fired generation in a move that bodes well for gas-fired plant operators.

15 February 2018
The Brigg gas-fired power station. Coal

Gas faces competition from low-tech energy storage

Gas will face challenges from energy storage technologies as it seeks to provide a backup for renewables over the coming years.

8 February 2018
An artist’s impression of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, UK. Nuclear

Brexit transition could buy time for nuclear industry

A Brexit transition deal may give the European nuclear industry enough time to agree on the supply of uranium, materials and skilled labour to the UK.

5 February 2018

France and the Netherlands still behind on renewables

France and the Netherlands are still lagging behind other EU nations when it comes to renewable energy, EU data shows.

31 January 2018

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