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Samoa's first wind farm comes online

29/08/2014

The island nation of Samoa’s first wind farm was inaugurated in a ceremony this week by the Prime Minister.  

Norway's energy firms hacked

29/08/2014

In a major cyberattack on the energy sector, 50 Norwegian companies have been hacked and another 250 have been warned that they are at risk and should check their computer systems.

Mexico enacts energy reform law

Need for nuclear stressed by climate campaigners

Siemens-led consortium wins Petronas cogeneration project

Risk of legal disputes grows for energy firms

Abu Dhabi’s nuclear plant makes impressive progress

28/08/2014

Over half of Abu Dhabi’s first nuclear power plant is already in place and its rate of progress has impressed the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Slovakian government and Enel clash over power plant maintenance

28/08/2014

The Slovakian government is at odds with the Slovakian unit of Enel SpA. The cabinet is deliberating a document asserting that the Italian utility’s Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) business is violating an agreement to carry out maintenance at Gabcikovo hydro power station.

Policy risk to slow renewables development, IEA warns

28/08/2014

Growth in renewable power deployment is projected to slow worldwide over the next five years unless nations’ policy uncertainty can be reduced, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned in a new report.

German regulator advocates continuing use of coal power

28/08/2014

The president of Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) says the country must maintain its dependency on coal-fired power in order to guarantee its energy security.

Indonesia passes law to open up geothermal power potential

27/08/2014

The Indonesian government has voted in favour of removing a significant obstacle to developing the country’s geothermal power potential.

E.ON calls for assistance in renewables investment drive

27/08/2014

Germany’s largest utility says it can no longer afford to push large renewable projects on its own and is looking for partnerships in investment to maintain a positive momentum.

Tepco to sell power outside home turf

27/08/2014

In what has been termed a shake-up in Japan’s power market, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has announced plans to sell electricity outside its traditional service area.

Attractive prices designated for thermal power in Brazil

27/08/2014

In a bid to diversify its energy mix, the Brazilian electricity regulator has decided to allow allow developers of thermal power to sell energy at higher prices than wind, solar and hydropower plants at an auction at the end of September.

Poles support nuclear in move away from coal

27/08/2014

Over half of Poland’s citizens support the nation’s new nuclear power programme, a government survey has found.

Turkish coal plant attacked, workers kidnapped

26/08/2014

Three Chinese engineers working on a power plant construction site in Turkey have reportedly been kidnapped by suspected militants.

Chinese planning nuclear plant in Essex

26/08/2014

China General Nuclear Power Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation are considering Bradwell, 60 miles from central London for a new nuclear power plant.

$1.91bn coal-fired power plant for Tokyo

26/08/2014

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is to build a $1.91bn, 1000 MW coal-fired power plant at the site of Tepco's Yokosuka thermal power facility in Japan.

Sub-Saharan Africa to install 1.8 GW of renewables this year

26/08/2014

Sub-Saharan Africa is to commission around 1.8 GW of renewable power capacity this year, new analysis has found – more than the total amount added in 2000-2013.

Molluscs force German coal-fired power plant to shut down

25/08/2014

The 757 MW Wilhelmshaven hard coal-fired power plant has had to be temporarily shut down after North Sea mussels clogged the facility’s cold water inflow system.

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