A rig in the Khazzan gas field. Phase 1 of the project will boost Oman’s gas output by 30%. (BP plc) Alternative Fuels

Oman plans to import LNG and coal at Duqm

The rapidly developing industrial zone at Oman’s Duqm port may prompt the country to start importing LNG and coal.

By Verity Ratcliffe 16 May 2017
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Engie Brasil expects bids for 1.2 GW of coal power capacity

Engie’s Brazilian unit is expecting to receive bids for 1.2 GW of coal-fired power capacity, Chief Executive Maurício Bahr.

7 April 2017
Datteln coal-fired power plant in Germany. Future investment in coal-fired power in the country is uncertain. (E.On) Alternative Fuels

Eurelectric’s coal pledge sparks controversy

A pledge by European power companies not to build new coal-fired plants after 2020 comes as a surprise, but its real impact seems hard to measure without further details.

6 April 2017
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Hebei to close 4 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2020

Hebei, home to six of China’s 10 smoggiest cities in the first two months of 2017, plans to close 4 GW of coal-fired power capacity by 2020.

5 April 2017
Alternative Fuels

European power companies pledge no new coal plants after 2020

European power industry association Eurelectric has said its members do not plan to build new coal-fired power plants after 2020.

5 April 2017
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Eni to sell Belgian gas and power retail operations to Eneco

Eni is continuing its divestment plan by selling its gas and power retail operations in Belgium to Dutch energy company Eneco.

3 April 2017
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India becomes net power exporter

India has become a net exporter of electricity for the first time in decades, according to local media.

31 March 2017
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Coal demand declining in India and China

Coal demand in India and China faces a bleak future because of the falling cost of renewable energy and lower LNG prices.

31 March 2017
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Japanese firms look abroad for renewable energy opportunities

Japanese banks and utilities are investing in more renewable energy projects overseas.

30 March 2017
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US crude oil exports up by 12% in 2016

United States crude oil exports averaged 520,000 barrels per day in 2016, 55,000 b/d – or 12% – above the 2015 level, despite a year-on-year decline in domestic crude production.

29 March 2017
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South Korea buys US coal

South Korea’s utilities have purchased 1.5 mt of coal from the United States as Seoul seeks to reduce its trade surplus with the US.

29 March 2017
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Takahama nuclear plant injuncton lifted

The high court of Japan’s Osaka prefecture has lifted the injunction against the operation of reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant

29 March 2017
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Global wind power grows by 20% in 2015

A total of 64 GW of wind power was installed worldwide in 2015, around 20% more than the year before.

29 March 2017
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TonenGeneral and Kansai Electric scrap plans for coal power plant

Japan’s TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK and Kansai Electric Power have scrapped plans to build a 1 GW coal-fired power station near Tokyo.

28 March 2017
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Finland’s Wärtsilä to build 15 MW PV solar plant in Burkina Faso

Finnish energy manufacturer Wärtsilä will build a 15 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Burkina Faso that will be used to supply electricity to a gold mine.

27 March 2017
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Statkraft signs first deal under new French renewables scheme

Statkraft has signed its first power-purchase agreement under the new French support mechanism, which replaced the feed-in tariff scheme in January 2016.

27 March 2017
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Gas surpasses coal in UK power market

Gas overtook coal as the UK’s main source of electricity generation in 2016.

27 March 2017
A hydrogen-powered vehicle. The new process produces hydrogen pure enough to use directly in a hydrogen fuel cell. (Toyota) Alternative Fuels

Researchers see the light on hydrogen fuel

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technology to produce pure hydrogen fuel from biomass using sunlight instead of heat. Interfax Natural Gas Daily finds out more.

27 March 2017
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Beijing caps coal consumption at 7 mt in 2017

Beijing will cap its coal consumption at 7 mt this year, down from around 10 mt in 2016, the municipal government said on Thursday.

24 March 2017
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Russia and China hold talks to cooperate on nuclear energy

Russia and China have held talks on cooperation in nuclear energy, according to Russian state nuclear company Rosatom.

24 March 2017
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Edison launches new smart home service

Italian energy company Edison has launched new technology to provide customers with ways to manage their domestic energy consumption.

24 March 2017

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