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European ocean energy to make targets despite setbacks


Policy and Operations Director of Ocean Energy Europe Remi Gruet believes that despite recent setbacks to the industry, wave and tidal energy will still make its 100 GW target for Europe by 2050.

Energy investors call for sustainable business strategies


Investors worldwide have registered concerns over the sustainability of energy sector business strategies, according to a newly published report.

RWE chief says company won’t split


The chief executive of RWE Power Generation, Matthias Hartung, says that the company will not be dividing in two in an attempt to cope with the market conditions that have dogged European utilities in recent years.

Confidence in new nuclear grows in UK but women remain sceptical


Support for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK has grown by more than 10 per cent over the past decade, but there remains a noticeable gap in attitudes between men and women towards the sector.

De Rivaz confident on Hinkley despite Areva problems


Vincent De Rivaz, chief executive of EDF, Reassured the audience at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference that the UK’s flagship nuclear new build project will not be derailed.

E.ON chief open to nuclear ‘bad bank’ idea


The chief executive of E.ON says the German utility is not opposed to the possibility of a public foundation being formed for the purposes of funding the decommissioning of the country’s nuclear power plants.

Vattenfall chief eager to sell German lignite plants


The chief executive of Swedish utility Vattenfall has reiterated his company’s desire to offload its lignite power plants in the Lusatia region of Germany.

Walmart in new on-site solar plans


American retail giant Walmart has revealed plans to install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the US over the next four years as part of its global commitment to drive the production or procurement of 7 TWh of energy from renewable sources by the end of 2020 and its goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy.

UK energy skills gap is ‘critical’ warns Siemens


Siemens has said that a widening skills gap in the UK energy market is becoming “strategically critical”.

Ex-Citroen chief set to take over at Areva


The French government is set to appoint former Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin to become chairman of struggling state-owned nuclear group Areva.

Mexico's energy reform ends its regulatory stage


The energy reform carried out in Mexico has reached the final stage of its regulatory period.

Alstom chief optimistic wind industry can get costs down


The vice president of Alstom Power’s Offshore Wind division believes the wind power industry can reduce its costs by 35 to 40 per cent by 2020, as targeted.

RWE awaits results of Dutch cartel investigation


Top German utility, RWE, says it will pursue compensation if evidence proves a cartel defrauded it during the building of a power plant in the Netherlands between 2008 and 2010.

German government to step in on Vattenfall sale


A document has emerged, indicating Germany’s intention to persuade Swedish utility Vattenfall not to sell its lignite power plant portfolio.

Babcock & Wilcox opt to spin off power division


Babcock & Wilcox have decided to separate their power generation and nuclear businesses in a major reorganisation.

Diesel gensets to provide power for Peruvian island city


A Peruvian power plant supplying the city of Iquitos is to run on diesel engines from engine and turbomachinery maker MAN Diesel & Turbo.

UK Green Bank backs Citibank CCP project


The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is providing investment for energy efficient initiative being undertaken by Citibank.

Temporary power plant bolsters Estonian energy security


A new 250 MW emergency reserve power plant was inaugurated in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Friday.

Vattenfall plans sale of German coal-fired plant fleet


Swedish state-owned utility is planning to sell its German coal-fired power plant assets.

Swiss firm claims power storage breakthrough


A Swiss company is to invest in a $1bn plant in the US after claiming a major step forward in developing power storage technology.