Japan’s plans to develop smart cities will see gas find a future in small-scale CHP, as a back-up fuel and as a means to produce hydrogen.
22 March 2018
With a planned cap on nuclear generation on the drawing board, gas-to-power could stand to gain in France but faces significant hurdles.
28 July 2015
The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change is holding a consultation on plans to cut renewable energy subsidies for biomass projects and solar PV installations.
22 July 2015
The first of Japan’s nuclear power plants slated to restart following the Fukushima disaster is nearly ready to come back online.
21 July 2015
The reforms to the EU’s Emissions Trading System proposed this week by the European Commission do not go far enough to restore credibility to the system, critics say.
16 July 2015
Iran has agreed to a deal that limits its nuclear activity, and in return the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany will lift economic sanctions against it.
14 July 2015
Saudi Arabia may consume more crude oil if output from two of the country’s gas fields is delayed, Jadwa Investment has said in a research note.
10 July 2015
Gas will increasingly replace coal in Europe's power generation mix up to 2025, according to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity.
8 July 2015
Renewable electricity generation hit a record 21.1 TWh in Q1 2015, an increase of 15% on the same period a year earlier.
3 July 2015
Battery systems will complement LNG as a power source for ships as tougher emissions limits kick in, but the technologies could find it hard to secure funding.
3 July 2015
Belgium may need to import more electricity than it is physically able to in September, if a worst-case scenario of maintenance work and low renewables production materialises.
29 June 2015
Businesses in Osaka have called on the government to speed up the process of restarting Japan’s idle nuclear power plants to reduce the burden of rising power costs.
24 June 2015
Japan posted a trade surplus for the first time since 2012 in February – the same month LNG became the country’s principal import commodity above crude oil.
18 June 2015
A number of EU countries may find it challenging to reach their legally binding 2020 renewables targets despite being on track to meet their interim national targets.
17 June 2015
Asia Pacific was only responsible for 20% of global consumption in 2014, despite its huge energy demand.
11 June 2015
OPEC is maintaining its global oil demand forecast in 2015 at 92.5 million barrels per day, and expects consumption will increase in the second half of the year.
10 June 2015
The Czech government has approved a long-term energy strategy that envisages a stronger role for nuclear by 2040 – but gas could still play a part.
8 June 2015
Yanbu and Jubail are Saudi Arabia’s most important hubs for the hydrocarbon industry, but will also pioneer a shift into manufacturing renewable energy components.
5 June 2015
Japan’s Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy has endorsed the government’s proposal for nuclear energy to cover 20-22% of Japan’s energy needs by 2030.
2 June 2015
Gas demand for power generation in the UK will be lower this summer on an annual basis if fuel prices continue to favour coal over gas, according to National Grid.
27 May 2015
Three Belgian nuclear reactors face legal and technical hurdles that mean they are unlikely to be restarted before winter – leaving the country undersupplied.
22 May 2015