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Australia – new government, new policy

As Australia’s newly formed government sets out its agenda, there is much at stake for the country’s energy policy.

4 September 2018
Solar farm, USA Solar

Challenges for gas in California

California has been heavily dependent on gas for power generation in recent decades, but this could be set to change as the state looks likely to move towards having 100% renewable power.

4 September 2018
Artist’s impression of the wall of the tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay Hydropower

The UK tidal lagoon – making a costly mistake?

The UK government will not support a proposed tidal lagoon project. Critics say it is a missed opportunity, but Westminster is clear it will not fund the project.

3 July 2018
Abengoa employees doing construction work on a transmission tower in Chile. Coal

Renewables going from strength to strength in Chile

Chile’s improving electricity distribution infrastructure and the government’s emphasis on clean power will boost the country’s development of renewables and CCS.

3 July 2018
Bird's eye view of Świnoujście LNG terminal Coal

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.

4 June 2018
Main dam body - Neelum Jhelum Hydropower plant, Pakistan. Coal

Pakistan needs new power capacity

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

9 May 2018
Mount Owen coal complex, Australia Coal

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.

6 March 2018
Koeberg nuclear power plant, South Africa Nuclear

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.

6 March 2018
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. Coal

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.

5 February 2018
Industrial emissions. Solar

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.

8 January 2018
Coal mine in Shanxi, China Coal

Coal prices driven by tight supply and Asian demand

Reports of coal's demise look to be premature as prices have angled upwards in Asia, with supply bottlenecks and increasing demand in Asia being the main causes.

21 October 2016
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant Nuclear

Is the UK's energy policy still technology neutral?

The UK’s decision to approve the construction of a new nuclear plant puts a question mark over whether the government’s policy is still impartial.

22 September 2016

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