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.

By Silvia Favasuli 15 February 2018
Coal

South Australia facing blackouts if coal is retired

South Australia could face blackouts in 2019-2020 if coal-fired plants are retired to meet carbon reduction targets, according to The Australian.

12 August 2016
Crude oil

BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart Iraq oilfield development

Iraq has reached an agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in oilfields being developed by the firms.

12 August 2016
Crude oil

Yemen restarts exports from Masila oilfields

Yemen has restarted production and exports from its Masila oilfields for the first time since the country’s civil war broke out in March 2015.

12 August 2016
Nuclear

German utilities face uncertainty ahead of spinoffs

German utilities E.On and RWE are separating their renewables sections from their conventional power generation businesses, making their financial outlooks unclear.

12 August 2016
Nuclear

Hinkley Point investor involved in nuclear espionage row

State-owned China General Nuclear Power, which is poised to invest in the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, has been accused of nuclear espionage by the US.

11 August 2016
Solar

Money to be made in power storage – battery expert

Battery researcher Jeff Dahn talks about the future of energy storage and what batteries might mean for fossil fuel companies.

5 August 2016
Nuclear

New York carbon goals give nuclear a boost

Regulatory support for nuclear power as a form of zero-carbon energy looks set to give the sector a much-needed stimulus.

4 August 2016
Solar

Renewables support cuts unsettle investors

Reductions in renewables subsidy schemes have caused a spate of legal disputes and have shaken the confidence of investors in the sector.

4 August 2016
Wind

Massachusetts officials agree renewables energy bill

Massachusetts House and Senate leaders agreed an energy bill to encourage utilities to buy a significant share of their electricity from wind and hydro power sources.

2 August 2016
Wind

Spanish wind power grows as total demand falls

Spain’s electricity demand fell by 5.1% in July from a year earlier, to 22.3 TWh, while on a weather-corrected basis the drop was 2.9%.

2 August 2016
Electric

Grid-scale storage a massive undertaking – expert

Batteries will challenge fossil fuel companies’ business models in the long run but could also offer a profitable opportunity.

2 August 2016
Nuclear

Hinkley C: the merits of indecision

The troubled Hinkley C nuclear reactor was delayed yet again this week, but the UK government’s dithering on the project may yet play to its advantage.

29 July 2016
Nuclear

Technical fault delays restart of Ikata nuclear plant

Shikoku Electric Power has had to delay the restart of its Ikata nuclear power plant to mid-August because of a technical fault, according to Reuters Africa.

29 July 2016
Crude oil

Tullow’s Ghana TEN project set for first oil in August

Tullow Oil’s TEN Project offshore Ghana is on schedule to deliver first oil in early August, the company said in its H1 results statement on Wednesday.

27 July 2016
Solar

IPPs get their claws out for Scaling Solar

The success of the IFC’s Scaling Solar programme in Zambia could be the death knell for larger, much-needed renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

26 July 2016
Coal

New nuclear pushes gas out of South Korean energy

Nuclear is pushing gas out of South Korea’s power generation mix, while coal remains stable.

25 July 2016
Nuclear

EDF board to meet to discuss Hinkley Point FID

French energy company EDF has called a meeting of its board of directors to discuss the FID for the two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point C.

22 July 2016
Hydropower

Bharat Heavy Electricals commissions third hydro unit

Bharat Heavy Electricals has successfully commissioned a third unit at the Teesta Low Dam hydroelectric project in West Bengal.

20 July 2016
Crude oil

Indonesia hopes for East Natuna production in next three years

The Indonesian government hopes to start producing oil from the East Natuna block in the next three years, while a consortium continues to study the potential for gas production.

19 July 2016
Coal

Chinese energy demand to peak in 2035 – CNPC

CNPC’s Economics & Technology Research Institute has forecast China’s energy consumption will peak at 3.75 btoe at around 2035 and fall to 3.52 btoe in 2050.

14 July 2016

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