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Poland pushes renewables, but coal is embedded

It will be difficult for Poland to move away from its overwhelming dependence on coal, but the country is making moves to do so by diversifying its energy mix.

By Peter Stewart 4 June 2018
TCM plant at Mongstad. (Gassnova)

Norway’s FEED decision may boost CCS prospects

By Peter Stewart

Carbon capture and storage has made little progress in Europe, but Norway’s decision to move ahead with a FEED study for a full-scale demo project is a positive step.

Main dam body - Neelum Jhelum Hydropower plant, Pakistan.

Pakistan needs new power capacity

By Catriona Scott

Power shortages are blighting Pakistan. Ambitious government plans to improve output have been hit by delays in bringing new capacity online.

Factory emissions

Europe: carbon pricing in the power mix

By Catriona Scott

Carbon prices in Europe have risen and a region-wide price floor has been proposed. The changing dynamics could alter Europe’s power mix.

Analysis. Insight.

Published monthly, Power Fuels Tracker provides insight into power demand and generation trends. Covering all sources of power generation, PFT gives a forward view of supply and demand, and analysis of the issues affecting sources of generation.

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Downtown Kuwait City

Gas will consolidate position in Kuwait’s power sector

The popularity of gas in the Kuwaiti power sector is set to grow over the coming years, but the use of oil products will continue and the evolution of renewables will be slow.

Koeberg nuclear power plant, South Africa

Nuclear facing challenges in South Africa

South Africa’s power supply position has improved, but a drought affecting Cape Town is forcing change at the nuclear plant that supplies much of the city’s electricity.

Bongkot South production platform, Thailand

Thailand’s power mix – gas under threat

Gas dominates Thailand’s generation mix. However, government plans to limit gas generation and push renewables could weaken its position.

Industrial emissions.

German power’s emission challenge

Germany is under pressure to move forward with its coal policy and get on track to meet its emission reduction targets.

Opinion

Mount Owen coal complex, Australia

Coal growth may continue despite bullish LNG talk

Shell has predicted strong growth in the LNG market over the next decade, but underinvestment in liquefaction capacity could boost prices and lead to a coal resurgence.

Demonstrators erect a seven meter high 'fracking rig' as they call for a ban on exploration and development of shale gas in the UK, outside the Houses of Parliament, London.

UK demand outlook may stymie shale development

A recent research note from Global Gas Analytics suggests UK gas demand will fall to 2030 while overall European demand is unlikely to grow significantly. This makes large-scale development of UK shale unlikely.

Ferrybridge coal-fired power stations

UK to set emissions limit to force coal phase-out

The UK government has introduced an emissions limit for power producers that it hopes will see coal phased out of the country’s energy mix by 2025.