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EDF announces £1.3bn worth of contracts for Hinkley Point

31/07/2015

EDF has announced a number of contracts for the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in southwest England.

Abbott

Fresh blow for wind power in Australia

31/07/2015

Another blow has been dealt to the wind power industry in Australia with the news that a Senate committee has advocated new limits to the subsidisation of the technology.

Semirara Mining & Power

1100 MW of new coal-fired power plants planned for Philippines

31/07/2015

Semirara Mining & Power is looking to expand its generation portfolio through the building of at least two large coal-fired power plants over the next three to four years.

German onshore wind growth slows

30/07/2015

Germany has installed about one-third less onshore wind power capacity so far this year than during the same period in 2014, new analysis shows.

Philippe Knoche

Details emerge on Areva-EDF deal

30/07/2015

Areva has agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor business to EDF.

RWE

RWE acquires Slovakian firm

30/07/2015

Germany’s second largest utility, RWE, has been cleared to take over Slovakian firm VSE.

Biblis NPP

German nuclear decommissioning poses ‘nightmare scenario’ - report

30/07/2015

A report by the German Green Party has warned that the funds set aside for the decommissioning of the country’s nuclear power plants are insufficient.

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Italy’s hot summer good news for gas-fired power operators

29/07/2015

Italy’s warmest weather in 12 years has provided an unexpected and timely boost for the country’s beleaguered gas-fired power operators.

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China’s power consumption and thermal power investment on the rise

29/07/2015

China's power consumption rose 1.3 per cent in the first half of 2015 when compared to the same period for last year while figures also show investment in thermal power infrastructure rose 14.9 per cent.

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Endesa outlines Latin American gas-fired and hydro power plant ambitions

29/07/2015

Endesa Chile has unveiled a plan to develop 36 projects, amounting to 6300 MW of power in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

Ansaldo Energia

Ansaldo Energia set to capitalise thanks to GE-Alstom concession

28/07/2015

Italian power engineering firm Ansaldo Energia is emerging as a potential beneficiary of EU competition law after GE, according to insiders, offered to sell gas-turbine assets to it in an attempt to win approval for its plan to buy most of Alstom SA’s energy business.

Samsung

Samsung wins $1.8bn contract at Qatari gas-fired power plant

28/07/2015

Samsung C&T has announced its participation in the Facility D Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in Qatar.

Kiev

Ukrainian coal-fired power plant struck by shelling

28/07/2015

Donbasenergo's Slovyanska power station was hit by shelling on Monday knocking it out of action.

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Iranian firm building $2.5bn gas-fired power plant in Iraq

28/07/2015

Iran is in the process of building a gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Iraq’s Basra in the country’s biggest engineering services deal to date.

GE Alstom deal

Alstom opt to drive down sale price to ensure GE acquisition

28/07/2015

Alstom is prepared to accept a sizeable hit on the sale of its power unit in a bid to ensure its acquisition by GE.

Siemens wind turbine

Siemens receives three onshore wind orders in UK and Ireland

28/07/2015

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders, which when in place, will be capable of delivering power to over 100,000 households across Britain and Ireland.

EU Commission

EU faces coal aid acid test

28/07/2015

The European Union is working hard to reach a consensus between industry and environmental policy in its attempts to phase out funding the export of coal technology to developing countries.

Areva

French government ponders €5bn rescue for Areva

27/07/2015

A rescue package for troubled French nuclear group Areva could see the French government having to pay up to €5bn.

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BRUSH completes $47m manufacturing facility in Shanghai

27/07/2015

As part of a continuing business investment and development strategy, BRUSH, the largest independent manufacturer of turbogenerators in the world, has announced the completion of a major new $47m manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China to produce European quality turbogenerators for the growing Chinese market.

MAN opens fourth Caribbean island power plant

27/07/2015

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the inauguration of its fourth island power plant for French utility EDF.

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Tidal power set for growth says report

27/07/2015

Tidal power is set for growth in both the near and medium terms, according to new analysis.  

Paul Verrill

Solar power growth impacting on UK electricity sector

27/07/2015

Q2 of 2015 saw a large increase in the generation of electricity from solar PV in the UK, with the growth having a significant impact on electricity market prices and other supply factors.

Yoshio Mochizuki

Japanese minister objects to new coal-fired power plants

27/07/2015

Yoshio Mochizuki, Japan’s environment minister, is planning to submit a letter of objection to the development of two new coal-fired power plants in the country.

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Kenya to spend $2.2bn on solar power

27/07/2015

Kenya has contracted SkyPower, the world's largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, to develop 1 GW of solar power projects to be built in four phases over the next five years.

Ansaldo Energia signs up to gas-fired power plant conversion in Egypt

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