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Vattenfall to shut down nuclear reactors ahead of schedule


Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced plans to potentially shut down two of its nuclear reactors early, citing declining profitability and increased operating costs.

Suckut named new managing director at SIPOS Aktorik


Dr Thomas Suckut has been appointed managing director of German actuator manufacturer SIPOS Aktorik.  

CIRCOR buys German valve firm Schroedahl


US-headquartered CIRCOR International has bought fellow valves manufacturer Schroedahl.

About turn for Australia’s AGL with pledge to shut down coal power plants


Australia’s second largest energy firm has declared that it will shut down all its coal-fired power plants by 2050.

Alstom to use local lignite for ultra-efficient Thai coal plant


Alstom has been appointed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to build it the first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired power plant in Asia.

UK wind power industry reacts angrily to Conservative plans


The British wind power industry is up in arms after the ruling Conservative party announced that will end any new public subsidies for wind farms.

Abengoa chief decries impact of ‘dysfunctional’ EU policy on renewables


The head of Abengoa says failure to provide a clear vision of Europe’s energy future is turning clean energy into a zombie industry.

Hinkley delays lead to calls for switch in focus to small nuclear reactors


The delay in progressing with Britain’s nuclear power plant programme is leading to calls for a move towards developing small modular reactors instead.

Eskom vows labour row will not stall Medupi unit


The first of six 800 MW units at Medupi coal-fired power plant has been successfully synchronised to South Africa’s national power grid.

Dutch and Turkish blackouts prompt EU stress tests


Brussels plans stress tests for the European Union’s power sector in 2016, prompted by energy blackouts in the Netherlands and Turkey in recent weeks.

Eskom chairman steps down


Zola Tsotsi, Eskom’s chairman, has resigned his position at the South African utility, following a board meeting on Tuesday.

Weitzmann is new boss at Voith Turbo power division


Cornelius Weitzmann has today taken over as managing director of the power, oil & gas division at Voith Turbo.

Compromise proposed on Australia's renewables target


Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to propose a major compromise on the nation’s renewable energy target.

Scotland’s last coal-fired power plant to close


Scotland’s last operating coal-fired power plant is set to close by March 2016, its operator has announced.  

Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum


The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, according to a government report.

BHP chief says fossil industries must work together on CCS


The chief executive of the world’s largest miner by is calling on fossil fuel companies to work together to develop new carbon capture and storage methods.

E.ON gas-fired power plant set for permanent closure in England


Killingholme combined cycle gas power station in north Lincolnshire, England has stopped contributing to the UK national grid and may have to be shut down for good.

EWEA CEO steps down from association after two years of service


European Wind Energy Association Chief Executive Officer Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service.

Commission extends deadline for GE-Alstom investigation


The European Commission has extended the deadline on its investigation to assess whether GE's acquisition of Alstom is in line with EU merger regulations.

EnBW to cut more costs as power plants continue to suffer


Germany's third-biggest utility will cut costs further in response to low wholesale prices and writedowns on plants, expecting the crisis in the energy sector to reduce profits by up to 5 percent this year.