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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.

New Areva chief outlines new approach


Areva will no longer be concerned with working across the entire nuclear power sector and will focus on supplying nuclear reactor components.

Fortum disposes of Swedish electricity grid business for $6.9bn


Fortum has followed up the sale of its Finnish grid business two years ago by offloading it Swedish grid business to a group of Swedish pension funds and Canada’s Borealis.

Eskom suspends CEO


The board of Eskom suspended its chief executive, Tshediso Matona and three other senior officials on Thursday as it launched an independent inquiry into ongoing poor performance.

GE plans to sell 500 H-class gas turbines by 2030


A top executive at General Electric says the company intends to sell 500 of its new gas turbines by 2030.

Offshore wind to receive brunt of RWE’s $1.05bn renewables investment


RWE has responded to last week’s disappointing results by announcing a plan to invest around $1.05bn in renewable energy over the next three years.

New initiatives to drive risk and cost reduction in wind sector


DNV GL has announced three Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) which are aimed at developing recommended practices for the global wind industry to further develop industrial accepted design practices and methods, lower risks and reduce costs.

Biggest ever annual loss confirmed at E.ON


Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, has announced its biggest ever annual loss, yet its chief financial officer says the company is ‘generally satisfied’ with its 2014 results.

Gamesa and Areva sign up to new joint venture targeting offshore wind power


Gamesa and Areva have signed final agreements to create Adwen, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind.

RWE announces 45 per cent decline in full-year profit


The Energiewende continues to impact on Germany’s traditional electricity generators, with RWE announcing a 45 percent decline in full-year profit following a slump in power prices.

EDF shares dip as minister fuels Areva speculation


Comments by the French energy minister have led to a 4.2 per cent drop in shares for EDF.