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Coal

Emissions rise on higher oil and gas use

Carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, partly as a result of rising oil and gas use, according to the IEA.

5 December 2018
LPG

Indian LPG uptake reaches 89% of households

The share of Indian households using LPG reached 89% in October 2018 – a huge increase from the figure of 56.2% recorded in April 2015

4 December 2018
Nuclear

Taipower to delay return of unused Lungmen fuel rods

Taiwan’s state power company will postpone the return of unused fuel rods intended for use at Taiwan's mothballed Lungmen nuclear plant to the US.

4 December 2018
Biogas

Snam to build biomethane plant in Sicily

Snam is set to build its first biomethane plant in Caltanissetta in Sicily.

3 December 2018
Hydrogen

Gasunie launches first hydrogen-converted pipeline

Dutch transmission system operator Gasunie brought its first hydrogen pipeline into operation on Friday, the company said in a note.

30 November 2018
Biogas

Gasum to expand capacity of Finnish biogas plant

Finland’s Gasum plans to expand the processing capacity of its Topinoja biogas plant in the city of Turku to make it the second-largest such facility in the country

29 November 2018
Taiwanese anti-nuclear deomnstrators Coal

LNG the winner as Taiwan rejects coal in referendum

Taiwan will not build any more coal-fired power plants following a referendum that showed strong opposition to doing so.

27 November 2018
A nuclear power plant in Belgium Nuclear

EU states go their own way on nuclear

Some European countries are forging ahead with nuclear power even as others are trying to move away from it.

27 November 2018
Biogas

Drax launches bioenergy CCS pilot project

UK electricity generator Drax commissioned a bioenergy carbon capture and storage pilot plant at its power station in North Yorkshire

26 November 2018
Hydrogen

Air Liquide to invest $150 mln in liquid hydrogen plant for western US

The French company will invest $150 million in the construction of a liquid hydrogen production plant to serve the transport sector in the western US.

26 November 2018
Hydrogen

Fortescue Metals and CSIRO aim to develop Australian hydrogen industry

Fortescue Metals Group will establish a five-year partnership with Australia’s CSIRO to support the development of a hydrogen industry.

22 November 2018
Nuclear

Experimental Chinese fusion reactor achieves temperatures of 100 million C

An experimental next-generation nuclear fusion reactor at China’s Institute of Plasma Physics has achieved temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius,

15 November 2018
Solar

Spain aiming to go 100% renewable by 2050

Spain aims to produce 70% of its power from renewables by 2030 and 100% by 2050

15 November 2018
Crude oil

Arab-Pakistan refinery FID due in 2019

Mubadala’s petroleum and petrochemicals division plans to take an FID on its Arab-Pakistan oil refinery by the end of 2019

14 November 2018
Crude oil

Production to start at Ca Tam field in January

Vietnamese-Russian joint venture Vietsovpetro will start production at the Ca Tam oilfield offshore southern Vietnam in mid-January 2019

14 November 2018
Solar

Pakistan to double share of wind and solar in energy mix by 2022

The share of solar and wind power in Pakistan’s generation mix is set to double by 2022

13 November 2018
A biogas plant in the UK Hydrogen

Green gas players await EU policy signals

Brussels is openly supporting renewable gases, but it is questionable whether it will be able to push through policies to boost the nascent industry.

9 November 2018
Solar

South Korea pushed to increase renewables in power mix

South Korea's government has been called on to boost the share of renewables in the country's power mix.

7 November 2018
Coal

South Korea set to enforce coal and oil power cap

South Korea’s government will cap the operation of some coal- and oil-fired power plants at 80%.

7 November 2018
Coal

Spain sees gas-fired power drop in 9M 2018

The share of gas-fired power in Spain's power mix fell in the first nine months of 2018 from a year earlier, while hydro gained market share.

7 November 2018

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