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A wind farm in Germany.

Germany’s onshore wind decline opens door for gas

The declining rate of expansion in German wind farms seen in H1 may signal opportunities for gas to expand its share of the energy mix.

4 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

Gas replaces nuclear in UK power mix in Q2

Gas-fired power generation helped replace lower output from nuclear plants in the UK in the second quarter of the year, government data shows.

30 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
The Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat.

Gas faces uphill battle in Indian power sector

India appears to be favouring coal over gas as a partner to its expanding renewable energy capacity.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Germany's Datteln coal-fired power plant

Europe sees steady decline in hard coal consumption

The fall seen in the past few years is partly the result of the expansion of renewables and a switch from coal to gas in power generation.

28 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels
The Drax power station in the UK

Brexit fears jitter EU carbon market

Prices for EU carbon allowances have fallen in recent weeks over fears of a hard Brexit and a global recession, but further gains are possible even if the UK drops out of the ETS.

23 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

German utilities switch to gas in H1

Carbon prices and fuel costs have seen Germany’s power generators switching away from coal, H1 company results confirm.

19 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels
A coal power plant in Germany.

Uniper determined to complete Germany’s last new coal plant

The company’s commitment to commission Datteln 4 by next summer shows Germany’s coal phase-out will take time despite encouraging levels of fuel-switching from coal to gas in recent months.

16 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Peterhead gas-fired power plant in the UK

UK presses on with capacity auctions

The UK is planning to hold its next capacity auction for power generators in January 2020 in the hope that the suspension imposed by the EU Court of Justice will be lifted by then.

15 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
An artist's impression of operations at the Tortue field between Senegal and Mauritania

Senegal unveils tentative midstream plans

The government is pushing ahead with studies on national gas-to-power infrastructure despite fresh doubts over the finances of state power firm Senelec.

15 August 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Clapham Junction station in darkness

UK blackout highlights role of interconnectors

The recent outage has flagged the growing need for electricity imports when shortages occur, but it also raises broader questions about the future of gas-fired power in Northwest Europe.

13 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
The Drax power station in the UK

Capacity payments may do little to prevent UK coal exit

RWE is shutting the last of its coal-fired power plants in the UK, with closures at other plants looking likely ahead of the country’s 2025 deadline for phasing out coal.

2 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines signals transition to cleaner alternatives to coal

President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated a turnaround in the country’s energy policy by pledging to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power and increase the share of renewables and gas.

29 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
A hydrogen generating plant in the UK

Germany aims to boost hydrogen investment

Germany has scaled up its ambition on power-to-gas projects by pledging more financial support for pilot schemes, but doubts linger over cost-efficiency and technological barriers for large-scale deployment.

25 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A Polish coal-fired power station

Poland eyes nuclear and renewables to shift away from coal

Poland has set out ambitious plans for investments in nuclear and renewables that could potentially limit the scope for gas to replace coal in its power sector.

18 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
People in Bangladesh carrying baskets of coal.

Bangladesh’s energy transition tilts towards coal

The country is aiming to triple its generation capacity by 2040, with apparently few concessions to its climate commitments.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
The Datteln 4 coal power plant

Europe’s coal phase-out requires ETS rethink

The phase-out of coal power across Europe risks undesired consequences for gas and clean power unless action is taken to cancel a corresponding number of EU carbon allowances when plants retire.

11 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
One of Karpowership's floating power plants

Karpowership aims to meet Africa’s power needs

The large-scale floating powership company is targeting long-term installations in Africa, but sourcing gas feedstock remains a challenge

11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power
A coal mine in Serbia

No end in sight for Western Balkan coal subsidies

Coal subsidies remain plentiful in the region and are blocking a faster switch to gas and renewables.

9 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Revithoussa LNG terminal in Greece

Coal subsidies may slow Greek energy transition

Greece is trying to pressure Brussels into approving its national capacity market, which would keep coal in the country’s electricity mix for years to come.

4 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Gannawarra Energy Storage System, Australia

Battery storage – moving forward in 2019

Falling costs and government policies are expected to help support substantial battery storage capacity expansions this year.

4 July 2019 World / Pipelines, Storage & Power

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