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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.

Mixed reaction to EU climate change agreement


There has been a mixed reaction to the last night’s European Union agreement on climate change targets.

Amber Rudd confirmed as keynote speaker for Heat 2014


The UK’S energy minister Amber Rudd will address the vital issue of heat in the nation's energy economy at the Heat 2014 conference on 5 November.

Vestas plans new inroads in Chinese wind market


Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is strategizing to increase its market penetration in China, where it currently lags behind domestic producers.

Areva chief Oursel steps down


The chief executive of Areva has stepped down ahead of a management reorganisation at the nuclear group.

Tidal lagoon could generate 8 per cent of UK’s electricity


One of Britain’s largest insurers has announced its intention to invest over £1bn ($1.6bn) in the construction of a tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay, Wales.

Czechs consider new reactor in existing nuclear power plant


The junior partner in the current Czech coalition government says adding a new reactor at the Dukovany nuclear power plant is “a logical step” in the country’s energy strategy.

Siemens to cut further jobs at power unit


Siemens is cutting around 1200 jobs in its German energy operations according to local radio reports in Bavaria, southern Germany.

EU gas power sector look to summit for change of fortune


The beleaguered European gas-fired power sector is hoping legislation to be announced later this month and beyond will help arrest a serious decline in fortunes that has threatened the very survival of the industry.

EDF chief attacks Energiewende


The chairman of France’s biggest utility has blasted Germany’s energy policy, referring to it as a disaster.

Alstom awarded wind farm contracts in Brazil


Votalia Energia do Brasil has handed Alstom a $17.8m contract to provide electrical balance of plant systems at two wind farms in north-east Brazil totalling 201MW.

Gas chillers for NY container terminal


The New York Container Terminal (NYCT) facility in Staten Island, New York is to be the site of six new natural gas-fired air-cooled chillers from Tecogen Inc.

Unrest continues to impact on Ukrainian power plants


The Ukraine’s coal-fired power plants are being severely disrupted as a result of the conflict in the east of the country.

EWEA chooses Siemens chief as new chairman


The European Wind Energy Association has elected Dr. Markus Tacke, chief executive officer of Siemens Wind Power, as its new chairman.

Siemens chief: Economies to rely on fossil fuels for next 20 years


The chief executive of Siemens infrastructure group says that the world’s economies will continue to be powered by fossil fuels over at least the next two decades.

24 MW solar park underway in Honduras


Construction work is underway on Honduras's largest solar power plant.  

Scottish tidal energy firm signs $82m PPA


Scottish tidal energy firm MeyGen has signed a 10-year, £50m ($82m) power purchase agreement with independent energy company SmartestEnergy, the firms announced yesterday.