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Employee shareholders warn EDF on Hinkley Point

An association of employee shareholders of EDF, has warned the French power giant that its project to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in the UK is "a financial catastrophe foretold".

13 November 2015

Coal consumption drops in key countries

Coal demand is on the way down in key consuming countries, according to a recent report by Greenpeace.

11 November 2015

IEA’s World Energy Outlook goes green ahead of COP21

The International Energy Agency has suggested global gas consumption could grow by 50% by 2040, according to its latest World Energy Outlook.

10 November 2015

Solar power developers under pressure in Egypt

Companies have only days to commit to developing solar power facilities at Benban, despite some uncertainty over the terms of the agreement.

10 November 2015

US nuclear capacity to increase by 2020

United States nuclear capacity is set to increase by 2020, the US Energy Information Administration said in a 2 November report.

9 November 2015

Abengoa gets five-year solar plant extension

Spain’s Abengoa has been granted a five-year extension to its contract to operate and maintain the 472 MW solar/gas hybrid plant in Morocco.

5 November 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Crude oil

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

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

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

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

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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