On 11 November last year, a new state-of-the-art 870 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant near the Dutch port city of Rotterdam entered commercial operation.
Electric power has been generated at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire since 1924 when the original coal fired station was commissioned.
What state is the nuclear power industry in as of April 2012? Better, worse — or the same as it was a year earlier?
The ability to 'bottle' energy could smooth out some of the uncertainties of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, improve supply efficiency and keep costs down.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) stands out as one of the most important technological solutions if Europe is to achieve its goals for energy and climate change.
Offshore wind farms are a not uncommon sight from the shoreline of many European countries and their construction is continuing apace.
Global electricity demand is growing at a rate of 2.4 per cent every year, according to the International Energy Agency, and one of the quickest ways to address this demand is embedded generation – ad hoc power plants consisting of engine-driven generating sets.
A little thought can save a lot of wasted effort is a principle formalised in most project-planning methodologies.
The renewables sector is undergoing a period of turbulence with cuts in government subsidies calling into question the development potential of many projects, especially in Europe where cuts in solar feed-in tariffs range from 15 per cent in Germany to 70 per cent in the UK.
Smart Grids are designed to balance out electricity production and consumption, paving the way for us to attain an intelligent power supply.
For some time shale gas has been hailed as a 'game-changer' for the global power market.
As many countries work to make renewable energy a larger percentage of their energy mix, Australia has gone the other way.
Many studies over the years have examined power plants' water usage and losses.
The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March last year left in its wake a revived debate over the country's long-term energy mix, along with enduring power shortages in the hardest-hit Tohoku region and neighbouring Kanto, which includes Tokyo.
Hurry up with your work. That was the message delivered to energy innovators by Arun Majumdar, director of the US government's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) at a gathering in a Washington in November.
Nigeria is a perfect example of years of energy leadership failure — a situation currently being overturned with an ambitious power-sector reform plan.
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Germany is fielding complex new problems as rapid growth in green power changes the structure of its electricity sector.
In mid-June, on the banks of the Rhine, Europe's power industry professionals will gather to attend the 20th POWER-GEN Europe conference and exhibition at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany.
The EU has one of the most ambitious renewable energy programmes anywhere in the world.
The Chinese are said to ask "May we live in interesting times", and for the global power industry the times dont get much more interesting than they are at the moment.
Will the election of François Hollande as Frances president mark the beginning of a major step-change in the French domestic power market – and particularly the nuclear sector?
The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has shortlisted a Russian company and French-Japanese consortium in its final shortlist as it decides on who best to construct the company's first nuclear power plant.
Leading figures within the International Energy Agency (IEA) have highlighted the poor adoption rates of carbon capture and storage technology.
Beleaguered Tokyo Electric Power Co, owner of the Fukushima power plant, will be taken over by the Japanese government after a $12.5bn bailout was approved.
Bolivian president Evo Morales has seized control of Spain's Transportadora de Electricidad (TDE) which runs around three-quarters of Bolivia's grid.
Spanish wind power company Gamesa believes the US offshore wind power market is lagging behind the rest of the world.
Cummins Generator Technologies is taking the lead in supporting forthcoming legislative requirements in the German power grid.
Power and automation technology group ABB has launched its new generation 420 kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), which reduces product volume by up to 33 per cent (width x depth x height) to provide a considerably smaller footprint.