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Tesla’s electric truck poses a threat to LNG

The launch of Tesla’s electric truck, which has a range of 800 km, is a major cause for concern for LNG vehicles.

By The Wildcat 17 November 2017
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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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Cheap gas is a threat to coal, says US bank

Relatively low gas prices and government policies that favour renewables may see coal demand continue to fall in the Atlantic market.

18 November 2015
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Renewables and coal to shut out gas in India

Solar power could be price competitive with coal within the next three years in India, limiting opportunities for gas to play a larger role in the power sector.

17 November 2015
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Employee shareholders warn EDF on Hinkley Point

An association of employee shareholders of EDF, has warned the French power giant that its project to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in the UK is "a financial catastrophe foretold".

13 November 2015
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Coal consumption drops in key countries

Coal demand is on the way down in key consuming countries, according to a recent report by Greenpeace.

11 November 2015
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IEA’s World Energy Outlook goes green ahead of COP21

The International Energy Agency has suggested global gas consumption could grow by 50% by 2040, according to its latest World Energy Outlook.

10 November 2015
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Solar power developers under pressure in Egypt

Companies have only days to commit to developing solar power facilities at Benban, despite some uncertainty over the terms of the agreement.

10 November 2015
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US nuclear capacity to increase by 2020

United States nuclear capacity is set to increase by 2020, the US Energy Information Administration said in a 2 November report.

9 November 2015
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Abengoa gets five-year solar plant extension

Spain’s Abengoa has been granted a five-year extension to its contract to operate and maintain the 472 MW solar/gas hybrid plant in Morocco.

5 November 2015
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Renewables to supply 33% of Germany's electricity in 2015

Renewable energy sources are expected to supply around 33% of gross electricity consumption in Germany in 2015.

3 November 2015
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Air quality vote worries EU power sector

A vote passed in the European Parliament to tighten emissions caps is a concern for the power sector, but is more of a problem for coal than gas.

2 November 2015
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European utilities weathering the storm

European energy companies are hedging their risks against warm winters as well as solar and wind volatility with increasingly diverse financial products.

23 October 2015
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Renewables vie with gas in carbon-aware China

Renewables could end up pushing aside gas in their march to capture a chunk of China’s future energy mix if nothing is done soon to improve the fortunes of the fossil fuel.

19 October 2015
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Algeria’s solar sector shifts from public to private

Sonelgaz’s enthusiasm for solar power has cooled. Private projects may fill the void, but their success relies on several factors.

15 October 2015
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Gas elbows its way into smart grids

Synergies between gas and electricity are key to balancing energy supply with demand, the European gas industry argues.

14 October 2015
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Japan’s utilities prep for liberalised power market

Japan’s utilities are seeking to restart nuclear reactors at the expense of LNG to remain competitive in advance of power market liberalisation.

13 October 2015
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National Iranian Gas Co. affiliates produce 1.34 mt of LPG

Gas refining companies affiliated with the National Iranian Gas Co. produced more than 1.34 mt of LPG in the six months to 22 September.

6 October 2015
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Glencore’s volatility masks coal’s steady outlook

Despite fluctuations in Glencore’s share price and concerns about climate change, the outlook for coal seems secure for the foreseeable future.

5 October 2015
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Bill to lift US crude export ban moves ahead

A bill authorising the lifting of the United States’s crude oil export ban moved forward on Thursday, with a Senate panel voting 13-9 in favour.

2 October 2015

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