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Double decker buses in London Policy & Regulation

Europe’s drive to reduce emissions

Europe is moving to bring down emissions via ambitious new targets and developments in the region’s power sector will become increasingly critical to meeting them.

14 January 2019
Industrial emissions EU Energy Policy

EU ETS reform keep carbon prices high

With EU carbon allowances above €20/t, many countries around the world will be watching whether this prompts a switch away from coal in the power mix. The stakes are high.

3 October 2018
Artist’s impression of the wall of the tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay Alternative Fuels

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
Bird's eye view of Świnoujście LNG terminal Policy & Regulation

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
TCM plant at Mongstad. (Gassnova) Policy & Regulation

Norway’s FEED decision may boost CCS prospects

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.

4 June 2018
Factory emissions Policy & Regulation

Europe: carbon pricing in the power mix

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

3 April 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. Exploration & Production

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. Policy & Regulation

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
Ferrybridge coal-fired power stations Policy & Regulation

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.

8 January 2018
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant Alternative Fuels

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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