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South African energy minister denies stalled nuclear reports

South Africa’s Department of Energy has denied reports that the country’s nuclear procurement process has been stalled indefinitely.

7 April 2016
Nuclear

Brussels adopts joint framework on hybrid threats

The European Commission and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini adopted a joint framework on Wednesday to counter "hybrid threats".

7 April 2016
Hydropower

Blind faith not enough for Venezuela

The latest El Niño has been particularly harsh, but it is a fig leaf for years of poor energy policy in Venezuela.

7 April 2016
Nuclear

Europe needs up to €500 bln for nuclear power – EC

Up to €500 billion may be needed to secure investment in Europe’s nuclear power sector between 2015 and 2050, according to a report released by the EU this week.

6 April 2016
Coal

Combined-cycle gas capacity beats coal steam in US power mix

The average capacity of combined-cycle gas power plants in the United States has exceeded that of coal steam plants for the first time on record.

5 April 2016
Hydropower

Gas cannot rescue desperate Venezuela

Venezuela faces the prospect of rolling blackouts this week caused by El Niño-related drought – and gas-to-power cannot fill the breach, experts tell Natural Gas Daily.

5 April 2016
Electric

Tesla launches new electric car for mainstream market

Tesla launched its Model 3 electric car in California on Thursday at a price that could revolutionise the market.

1 April 2016
Coal

European gas prices near fuel-switching levels

European gas prices continue to fall towards fuel-switching levels, potentially boosting gas demand in power generation, analysts say.

31 March 2016
Nuclear

Japan’s LNG demand shows no signs of recovery

Japan’s LNG demand has continued to decline in 2016, but the slow pace of nuclear restarts suggests this is driven by energy efficiency and renewables.

31 March 2016
Solar

Renewable energy races ahead in the United States

Wind, gas and solar power were the largest contributors to new electricity generation in the United States last year, the Energy Information Administration has said.

24 March 2016
Coal

No price recovery in sight for gas generation

The conditions for conventional electricity generation in Europe are becoming increasingly critical as a result of a slump in the hard coal and gas markets.

18 March 2016
Coal

Alxa plans to connect its energy resources

China’s Alxa prefecture plans to build ‘energy channels’ to use the plentiful coal, gas, solar and wind resources in the border region.

16 March 2016
Solar

US utility-scale solar capacity on the rise

Utility-scale solar capacity in the United States grew by 4.2 GW in 2015, and power utilities have plans for more than 19.8 GW of additional projects.

14 March 2016
Nuclear

Hinkley C or not – that is the $26 bln question

EDF’s Chris Bakken has publicly defended the economic viability of the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, but doubters claim it must never be built.

11 March 2016
Wind

Dutch wind power generation up by 20%

Wind turbines in the Netherlands generated 20% more power in 2015 than they did in 2014, according to Statistics Netherlands.

11 March 2016
Coal

Gas to beat coal in US power generation in 2016

Gas is expected to generate more electricity in the United States than coal in 2016, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said.

9 March 2016
Nuclear

Japanese court issues injunction against Takahama nuclear plant

The Otsu District Court in Japan has issued an injunction against the Kansai Electric Power-operated Takahama nuclear power plant, forcing it to take its reactors offline.

9 March 2016
Nuclear

EDF CFO resigns over Hinkley Point C dispute

French utility EDF has confirmed the resignation of CFO Thomas Piquemal over a dispute concerning the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

7 March 2016
Hydropower

Brazil bailed out by El Niño rains

Brazil spent 50% less per month on LNG imports in the first two months of 2016 compared with the previous three years as rains replenished critical reservoirs.

7 March 2016
Crude oil

Russian oil output hits record high

Revised CDU TEK figures show Russia produced a record 46.14 mt of oil in January 2016.

2 March 2016

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