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Report: Cost of offshore wind energy has fallen since 2011


A report on the UK’s offshore wind industry has shown that the technology has come down 11 per cent in cost over the last three years.

South Korea nuclear power plant to return to operation


South Korea’s nuclear regulator announced today that it has given the nation’s second-oldest nuclear power plant a new lease on life, renewing its operating license until 2022.

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Coal chief takes aim at EU energy policy


The secretary-general of Euracoal, the European Association for Coal and Lignite, Brian Ricketts says Europe’s energy policy and its ongoing campaign to reduce coal power capacity is counter-productive.

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UK government targets renewables in £315m investment announcement


The British government wants contracts awarded to renewable energy projects to generate over 1.1 GW of power for the country, once operational.

Paul Verrill

Statistic reveals five-year power generation trend for UK


Fossil fuel power has been on the wane in the UK over the last five years, while output from wind power has more than trebled.

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The politics of energy, UK-style


In the runup to the UK’s general election in May, Conservative MP Matthew Hancock, minister of state for energy, business and enterprise, laid out his party’s energy vision.  

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Italy’s sale of share in Enel predicted to reap $2.5bn


The Italian government has commenced selling a 5.74 percent stake in state-controlled utility Enel in a deal that could earn it around $2.5bn.


Iberdrola launches US expansion with $3bn purchase


Spanish utility Iberdrola is to buy UIL Holdings Corp for in the region of $3bn to create a new listed power and electric utility and expand in the United States.


Alstom eligible to compete for hydropower projects after bar lifted


Alstom Hydro France can compete once more for projects financed by the World Bank.

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Statkraft acquires majority stake in Chilean hydropower company


Statkraft has signed an agreement to buy a majority stake in the listed Chilean hydropower company Empresa Eléctrica Pilmaiquén.

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German government tensions over Energiewende progress


The junior partner in the German government, the Social Democrats, says that the country’s energy transition cannot be held up while the other governmental parties resolve their internal differences on power transmission.

The modern solution for every girth gear drive


Why soft starters are gaining market share over variable frequency drives.

How remotely operated aerial vehicles are changing the view of power and utility inspections


Remotely operated aerial vehicles are increasingly being adopted as a site inspection tool.

Why the UK needs a 'system architect' to re-engineer its grid for decarbonisation


Why the UK needs a 'smarter power system' in its quest for decarbonization of its energy sector.

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Utilities Unbundled: new perspectives on power and utilities


The power and utilities sector is in a period of immense transformation. Infrastructure investment, big data and analytics, market and policy reforms, evolving regulatory frameworks, new market entrants and empowered customers are changing the way power and utilities think and operate.

Wind turbine blade design shift up a gear


Designing new wind turbine blades involves considering changing industry conditions as well as addressing past problems.

The joined-up thinking of piping in power plants


Which pipe-joining methods are used during piping system installation can significantly impact the running costs and efficiency of a power plant.

What is the future for large frame gas turbines?


We asked two of the biggest players in the sector what the next five years hold for this technology in a changing energy landscape.

Top tips for switching a coal-fired power plant to biomass


Why generators are the unsung heroes of power plant efficiency


How generators' already high efficiency is being improved even more by technological advances.

EU directive heralds sweeping changes in thermal power plant emissions monitoring


As international emissions standards become ever more stringent, companies are responding with new technology developments.

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