The Poolbeg CCGT gas-fired power plant in Ringsend, Dublin. Alternative Fuels

All eyes on carbon as gas wins EU power market share

Gas has gained market share in European power generation, but carbon prices will likely need to rise if the trend is to continue.

By Andreas Walstad 19 October 2017
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Nuclear restarts to dampen Japan’s LNG demand

Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant is expected to restart this month, reducing the country’s need to import LNG.

12 January 2016
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Air quality directive softened ahead of final talks

A revised EU directive to impose stricter caps on pollutants not covered by the Emissions Trading System has been weakened before the final negotiations.

11 January 2016
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Scotland's largest solar farm begins construction

Construction has started on Scotland’s largest solar farm, which will include 55,000 solar panels on 28 hectares of land near Perth.

7 January 2016
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Carbon capture is make-or-break for coal – IEA

Carbon capture and storage could be a lifeline for the coal sector, but only if governments support the technology.

7 January 2016
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EU to investigate state aid for Drax biomass plan

The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether the UK’s plans to support the conversion of part of the Drax coal-fired power plant to operate on biomass are in line with EU state aid rules.

6 January 2016
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Brazil’s gas imports dip as reservoirs recover

There are hopes that Brazil’s power crisis, which required large volumes of LNG to be imported, may be receding as more hydroelectric power becomes available.

6 January 2016
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Japan drives for hydrogen future

Japan is investing heavily in the use of hydrogen as a fuel for transport, but it will not meet the country’s climate goals unless it is produced from low-carbon electricity.

5 January 2016
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Kansai to restart Takahama reactor 3

Japan’s Kansai Electric expects to begin operating reactor 3 at the Takahama nuclear power plant at the end of January and start commercial operations in February.

5 January 2016
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German gas-to-power demand falls by 7%

German gas consumption increased by 5% in 2015 because of the cooler weather in the first half of the year, but gas-fired power generation fell by 7%.

4 January 2016
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Takahama nuclear plant restart receives governor's consent

The governor of Japan’s Fukui prefecture, Issei Nishikawa, has consented to restarting reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant this week.

23 December 2015
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US lifts oil export ban

American legislators have agreed to lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports from the country on Tuesday night as part of a spending and tax package bill.

16 December 2015
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Coal losing market share to gas in power sector

Coal is losing market share to gas in power generation across the world and the trend looks set to continue, research shows.

16 December 2015
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Indonesia moving away from nuclear power

Indonesia will not use new nuclear energy to meet is power generation targets, the country’s energy minister has said, according to the Jakarta Globe.

14 December 2015
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US nuclear capacity to keep rising to 2020

Nuclear power generation capacity in the US is expected to see net growth between now and 2020, despite the low oil and gas prices.

10 December 2015
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Japan’s LNG imports slide in October

Japan’s LNG imports fell in October, making it look increasingly unlikely overall demand will exceed last year's total.

10 December 2015
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Lynemouth support complies with state aid rules – EC

The European Commission has concluded that UK support for the conversion of Lynemouth power station from coal to biomass complies with EU state aid rules, it said on Tuesday.

1 December 2015
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India will drive energy demand for next 25 years – IEA

India is likely to contribute 'more than any other country to the rise in global energy demand over the next 25 years', the International Energy Agency said this week.

27 November 2015
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Renewables revolution under way – CCA

The world is seeing a dramatic revolution in energy provision, with clean energy investment rising by 43% globally since 2009, a Climate Council of Australia report says.

26 November 2015
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UK coal phase out at a glance

The announcement of the UK’s intention to phase out the use of coal will shake up the country’s power generation mix, as coal provides just under a third of the country’s electricity.

20 November 2015
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UK to phase out coal within a decade – Rudd

The UK will shut all its coal power plants by 2025, the country’s energy secretary says, but her plans will require a 50% increase in gas-fired generation at a time when gas is struggling for investment.

19 November 2015

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