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Dong Energy hits 3000 MW offshore wind milestone

22/05/2015

Dong Energy is hailing a wind power milestone as it has today installed 3000 MW of offshore wind capacity.

Alain Castro

Ener-Core’s ‘elegant’ solution to the carbon emissions problem

22/05/2015

While there is no shortage of players involved in the destruction of carbon emissions, a California-based company is beginning to get recognition for its capability in emissions utilisation.

Steve Holliday

UK National Grid chief says access to EU energy market vital

22/05/2015

Chief Executive Steve Holliday says that National Grid is to perform analysis on the value it exchanges with other EU countries ahead of a British referendum in 2017 on whether to remain in the European Union.

MHPS wins turbine order for Korean LNG-fired power plant

22/05/2015

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems together with Marubeni Corporation has won an order for two gas turbines and a steam turbine for a new 950 MW LNG-fired combined cycle power plant in Korea.

Tony Hayward

Glencore chief says solar ‘not the answer’ for industrialising countries

22/05/2015

The chairman of Glencore has told a gathering of power executives in Paris that renewable power is not currently capable of replacing coal in industrialising countries.

Gérard Mestrallet

Engie not open to full acquisition of Areva

22/05/2015

The head of Engie says the company are not interested in fully acquiring struggling Areva, but would prefer working with them on particular lines.

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1600 jobs to go at Magnox nuclear power stations

21/05/2015

UK nuclear power group Magnox has announced that it is to shed 1600 jobs.

Mestrallet

CEZ pledges to be a zero-emissions company by 2050

21/05/2015

The head of one of Europe’s largest power companies has revealed that the business is aiming to halt all carbon emissions within 35 years.

Coal plant

Turkey plans doubling of coal-fired power capacity by 2020

21/05/2015

The Turkish government is planning to double its coal power capacity over the next four years, making it the country with the world’s third largest investment in the fossil fuel.

Statkraft

RES Offshore signs partnership agreement with Statkraft

21/05/2015

RES has signed a five-year framework agreement with Statkraft to provide engineering and project management support to its portfolio of projects.

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The Ideal Future Power Generation Mix – Nuclear Power Perspective

20/05/2015

The latest PEi Google Hangout features a conversation with David Hess of the World Nuclear Association on how the world's future power mix might look if emissions are to be reduced while security and affordability of supply are maintained.

Groundbreaking begins at 500 MW lignite plant in Poland

20/05/2015

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place in Poland on the site of a €800m lignite power plant in Turów.

Vortex bladeless

First steps for bladeless wind power

20/05/2015

Vortex Bladeless, an energy start-up has developed a new type of turbine, which it believes has the potential to be cheaper and more reliable.

Ferrybridge

UK loses another coal-fired power plant as Ferrybridge to close

20/05/2015

The move to sustainable energy and stronger environmental legislation is to account for the closure of yet another coal plant in the UK.

Brazil and Chile lead South America renewables drive

20/05/2015

Brazil is predicted to spearhead new renewable energy growth in South America between now and 2017.

Merkel and Hollande

Germany and France announce full decarbonisation ambition

20/05/2015

Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound transformation” of the global economy this century.

Hydropower market could hit 2000 GW says World Energy Council

19/05/2015

The global hydroelectric power market, which already represents 76 per cent of all renewable global energy, has the potential to double to its capacity to 2000 GW by 2050 according to a World Energy Council report.

Alstom wins steam turbine order for UK biomass plant

19/05/2015

Alstom has signed its third contract this year with Denmark’s Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) for a geared reaction steam turbine at a proposed biomass project in the UK.

JB Levy

EDF to make offer on Areva ‘within days’

19/05/2015

Jean-Bernard Lévy, chief executive of EDF, says a formal bid will be made for Areva this week.

Tony Cocker

UK green bank takes stake in E.ON wind farm

19/05/2015

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has bought a £236m stake in a joint venture with E.ON to build and own the Rampion offshore wind farm.

Reichstag

German government moderates power plant emissions plan

19/05/2015

The German government has decided to compromise on its plans to force coal power plant operators to reduce their emissions, following protests from the coal lobby.

Clean Coal Awards honour two coal-fired power plants in India

18/05/2015

For the first time, two coal-fired power stations in India have been honoured in the Peabody Energy Advanced Energy for Life Clean Coal (AEFL) Awards, which was staged at last week’s POWER-GEN India & Central Asia Conference & Exhibition in New Delhi.

Siemens CCGT Lausward

Lausward gas-fired power plant hits milestone

18/05/2015

The 595 MW Lausward combined cycle power plant in Germany has achieved first firing, as it edges closer to full operations later this year.

NuGen

Consultation begins for what would be ‘EU’s largest nuclear power site’

18/05/2015

Ten weeks of consultations commenced at the weekend into the development of a new nuclear power plant near Sellafield in England.

Ewan Lloyd-Baker

Positive indications for Hayward Tyler as Modi’s power plan clicks into gear

15/05/2015

Narendra Modi’s determination to resolve India’s electricity problems represent good news for specialist engineering group Hayward Tyler, who this week announced being awarded a contract at NTPC’s super thermal plant in Korba, Chhattisgarh State.

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