Alternative Fuels

Nuclear

South Africa dismisses nuclear claims

South Africa’s energy ministry has dismissed claims that it has started its nuclear procurement programme.

20 September 2016
Coal

Bangladesh planning new coal-fired capacity

The government of Bangladesh is planning to build a large coal-fired power plant near the Dighirpara coal mine in Dinajpur district.

20 September 2016
Nuclear

Algeria looks to nuclear and shale for long term

Algeria’s dwindling gas production has encouraged it to consider nuclear and shale to generate electricity, but both would be challenging.

20 September 2016
Nuclear

South Korea to stress test nuclear reactors following earthquake

South Korea will carry out stress tests on its nuclear reactors following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Gyeongju on Monday.

19 September 2016
Nuclear

Mixed signals over South Africa nuclear deal

South Africa’s nuclear programme is making an uncertain start, already facing scrutiny over transparency, costs and environmental issues.

19 September 2016
Crude oil

ONGC Videsh to increase Vankor stake by 11%

ONGC Videsh, the international subsidiary of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp., has signed an agreement to purchase an 11% interest in Russia’s Vankor oilfield for about $930 million.

16 September 2016
Solar

Zimbabwe’s Utopia considering solar power plant

Utopia, a Zimbabwe-based independent power producer, is mulling the installation of a 15 MW solar power plant.

16 September 2016
Nuclear

Hinkley Point C: a costly choice

EDF’s proposed new nuclear power plant has been approved by the UK’s government, but critics still say it will prove a costly white elephant.

16 September 2016
Coal

Falling costs cut global energy investment

Global energy investment dropped by 8% in 2015, to $1.8 trillion, according to the latest IEA report on energy investments.

16 September 2016
Nuclear

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant agreed in principle

The UK government has said it will go ahead with the controversial Hinkley Point C nuclear power project following a new agreement in principle with EDF.

15 September 2016
Electric

E.On aiming to build battery for UK’s National Grid

E.On is planning to build a 10 MW lithium-ion battery for UK transmission system operator National Grid to support the power network’s stability.

13 September 2016
Hydropower

Myanmar plans energy strategy revamp

Myanmar is looking to overhaul its long-term power strategy and is putting more focus on hydropower.

12 September 2016
Hydropower

New tidal power development starts up in Scotland

Tidal power developer Atlantis Resources unveiled the MeyGen Project, the world’s largest free stream tidal power project, in Scotland on Monday.

12 September 2016
Nuclear

Iran starts building second nuclear plant

Iran started building a second nuclear plant on Saturday following its landmark deal with international powers last year.

12 September 2016
Electric

The long road to electrification of EU transport

Electrification of transport could play a major role for the EU in reaching its climate goals and reducing fuel imports, but the sector will have to overcome technological barriers.

12 September 2016
Nuclear

South Africa’s nuclear programme to launch at end of month

South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme will launch on 30 September, according to a report from news24wire.

9 September 2016
Wind

EIB confirms £82 mln loan to UK offshore power link

The EIB has agreed to lend £82 million for a new electricity transmission connection between the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm and the UK national electricity network.

9 September 2016
Coal

Europe to see 70 GW of coal plants going offline – Varro

Old coal-fired power plants amounting to around 70 GW of installed generation capacity will be decommissioned in Europe over the next decade, says the IEA's chief economist

9 September 2016
Electric

Electric vehicles reach 1.26 million global total

The global threshold of 1 million electric cars on the road was exceeded in 2015, with new registrations increasing by 70% year on year.

9 September 2016
Hydropower

Swaziland signs hydroelectric power deal

Swaziland’s state energy company will work with US-based Zoetic to build a hydropower project, but it must do more to attract international investors.

8 September 2016

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