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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.

By Andreas Walstad 5 December 2017
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Wind power beats coal for first time in UK

Wind power in the UK generated more electricity than coal for the first time in April, figures released by the National Grid show.

18 May 2016
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Renewables beat fossil fuels in German generation

Germany met nearly all of its electricity demand from renewable energy for the first time on Monday, according to preliminary data from German research institute Agora Energiewende.

17 May 2016
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Statoil plans world’s largest floating windfarm off UK coast

Statoil is planning to build the world’s largest floating windfarm 24 km off the Scottish coast after the project was granted a seabed lease on Monday.

17 May 2016
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Gas facing tough future in South Korea

South Korean gas demand is declining as it is squeezed out of the power sector by coal, nuclear and renewables.

16 May 2016
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The decline of gas in EU power generation

The increasing share of wind and solar in the EU’s power mix has been accompanied by reduced capacity utilisation for combustible fuels.

11 May 2016
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Groningen production down 15% in 2016

Reduced production from the Groningen field has seen Dutch exports of gas drop dramatically over the past two years, cutting into the country's import/export balance.

9 May 2016
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Rains may rescue Venezuela from energy crisis

Water is flowing back into the reservoir of Venezuela’s giant Guri hydroelectric power plant, which could bring an end to rolling blackouts.

9 May 2016
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World Bank says global oil glut will start to recede this year

The World Bank has increased its 2016 crude oil price forecast from $37 per barrel to $41/bbl as the current glut in the market is expected to recede.

29 April 2016
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Saudi Arabia approves major renewable generation plan

Saudi Arabia approved its Vision 2030 reform plan this week to generate 9.5 GW of electricity from renewables by 2030.

28 April 2016
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European electricity production continues to climb

Total electricity production in OECD countries reached 10.3 PWh in 2015, a 41.3 TWh increase from 2014.

28 April 2016
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Asia unlikely to meet its nuclear targets

Ambitious government plans for nuclear power in developed Asia could suffer setbacks given public opposition and the high costs of decommissioning.

28 April 2016
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Energy reforms will decide future of gas in Germany

Gas use in the German energy sector faces an uncertain future as the country considers easing off on support for renewables and phasing out coal.

26 April 2016
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Middle East oil exporters will lose $500 bln this year – IMF

Middle East oil-exporting countries lost $390 billion in revenue last year and up to $500 billion in revenue losses are expected this year, local news reported.

25 April 2016
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Taiwan’s LNG import prices slip below $7/MMBtu

Taiwan is experiencing strong demand growth for LNG as the country reduces reliance on coal and oil.

25 April 2016
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NGVs losing to EVs in European policy proposals

A number of proposals to ban all non-electric vehicles are circulating in European capitals, which would mean the end of NGVs.

22 April 2016
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Venezuela says OPEC needs a plan for increased oil prices

Venezuela has suggested OPEC should develop a roadmap for the planned increase of oil prices to $60-70 per barrel, the country’s petroleum and mining minister has said.

20 April 2016
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Japanese nuclear reactors unharmed by quakes

Two major earthquakes have struck Japan in a matter of days, but the country’s nuclear power plants remain unaffected.

18 April 2016
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Japan plans its largest-ever solar farm project

Japanese engineering company JGC has received an order to build its fifth solar farm, which will be located in the north of the country and have a capacity of 48 MW.

15 April 2016
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Solar power generation on the rise in Italy

The amount of electricity generated by renewables in Italy gradually increased between 2010 and 2015, but new data shows it fell between 2014 and 2015.

15 April 2016
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Renewable power leaps up by 8% in 2015

Global renewable power generation capacity amounted to 1.99 TW in 2015, an increase of 8.3% on 2014, according to data from IRENA.

13 April 2016

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