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Electric vehicles charging in Paris Electric

EU parliament vote gives boost to electric vehicles

The European Parliament has voted for stricter limits on CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in a move that could speed up the electrification of Europe’s transport sector.

4 October 2018
Nuclear

Belgian power supply improves amid concerns

The tense power supply situation in Belgium has improved, but concerns remain over shortages this winter.

3 October 2018
The Mongstad CCS facility in Norway Hydrogen

TSOs call on Brussels to spur investment in clean gas

The European gas industry is calling on the EU and national policymakers to help support investment in clean gas technologies.

1 October 2018
Wind

Brussels OKs Belgium’s €3.5 bln support for 700 MW offshore wind project

The European Commission has approved state support for three wind farms to be built in Belgium’s section of the North Sea.

27 September 2018
Coal

Satellite images suggest China building ‘cancelled’ coal plants

New satellite images suggest coal plants in China that the central government ordered to be suspended or cancelled are still being built.

27 September 2018
Enea’s Kozienice coal-fired power plant Coal

Poland steams ahead with controversial coal plant

Poland is going ahead with plans to build a new 1 GW coal-fired plant despite higher CO2 prices and the EU’s clampdown on national capacity payments.

27 September 2018
Coal

Renewables climb above 30% share of EU power mix

Renewables such as hydro, wind and solar are steadily gaining market share in the EU’s power mix.

26 September 2018
German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier. Coal

Germany bets on gas to fuel energy transition

Berlin has signalled strong support for piped gas and LNG as a way of helping it move to a low-carbon energy mix.

20 September 2018
Coal

Marubeni plans to cut out coal power investments

Japan’s Marubeni has announced it will stop investing in new coal-fired power plants and cut its stakes in existing facilities in half by 2030

19 September 2018
Nuclear

Malaysian PM rules out nuclear power from energy mix

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has ruled out nuclear power from Malaysia’s future energy mix

19 September 2018
Coal

UK sees sudden rise in coal-fired power output

High gas prices have boosted coal-fired power output in the UK despite the cost of EU carbon allowances.

19 September 2018
Coal

China pushes to convert to low-carbon coal

A total of 658 GW of China's coal-fired power capacity was ranked as low-carbon last year

18 September 2018
MEP Miriam Dalli in the ENVI committee. Electric

MEPs bolster ambition on CO2 standards for cars

MEPs have put pressure on the EU to adopt more ambitious CO2 targets for cars and vans following a key vote in Strasbourg on Monday night.

11 September 2018
A flare at Shell’s Corrib field Coal

Brexit supply cut threat boosts interest in Shannon LNG

With Brexit becoming a real threat to Ireland's gas supplies from the UK, US company New Fortress Energy has spotted an opportunity for LNG.

11 September 2018
nuclear reactors under construction in South Korea Nuclear

Is gas to blame for stalling investment in nuclear power?

Nuclear reactors will need to overcome their huge capital costs and long lead times to become a viable alternative to gas-fired plants.

6 September 2018
Crude oil

Iran to make Gulf of Oman port its main oil terminal

Iran plans to make its export facility at Bandar-e-Jask into its main oil shipping facility, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

5 September 2018
Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand Coal

Opposition to coal offers boost for gas in Thailand

Public opposition to new coal-fired power capacity in Thailand could push the country towards a greater reliance on gas and renewables.

3 September 2018
Hydrogen

China to build a ‘hydrogen city’ in Shandong province

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has launched a project to build a ‘hydrogen city’ in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province

31 August 2018
South Africa's Lethaba coal-fired power station Coal

South Africa’s new energy plan good news for gas

Gas and renewables are the big winners in South Africa’s updated IRP, but a procurement process will need to start immediately to bring gas plants online by 2026.

30 August 2018
Coal

Indonesia coal power project construction halted over scandal

A corruption scandal in Indonesia has seen nine people arrested in relation to contracts awarded for a $900 million coal-fired power plant

29 August 2018

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