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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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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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Renewables will see largest growth in next five years – IEA

Renewable energy will represent the largest single source of global electricity growth over the next five years, driven by falling costs and aggressive expansion in emerging economies, the IEA said.

2 October 2015
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UK renewables hit record high in Q2

Renewable energy supplied a record share of the UK's power generation in the second quarter of 2015, while coal hit a new low.

2 October 2015
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Morocco’s shift to gas-to-power and renewables

Morocco is planning to develop a series of combined-cycle gas turbine power plants to meet its rising power demand and provide back-up for its expanding renewable capacity.

30 September 2015
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Vattenfall invites bidders for lignite assets

Swedish power company Vattenfall is inviting potential bidders to state their interest in its German lignite assets.

22 September 2015
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UK announces guarantees for Hinkley C

The UK government announced guarantees on Monday for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.

21 September 2015
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Committee passes bill to lift US oil export ban

The United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill on Thursday to lift the country’s ban on domestic crude oil exports.

11 September 2015
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Welsh wind farms blown away by DECC

Four of six wind farms planned in Wales have been rejected by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change

8 September 2015
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Offshore upswing boosts UK energy production

The UK’s domestic energy production rose by 8.9% to 31.1 mt of oil equivalent in Q2 2015, boosted by increased production on the UK Continental Shelf.

4 September 2015
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London plans to further tighten renewables subsidies

The UK government has proposed to end feed-in tariffs for new small-scale renewable projects in 2016, or reduce the remaining budget available if the scheme is found to be unaffordable after a review.

28 August 2015
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Crude price rally biggest in six years

Crude oil prices firmed on Friday after ending their longest decline since 1986 with the largest rally in six years on Thursday, Reuters reported.

28 August 2015

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