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Global offshore wind to grow fivefold says report

16/09/2014

The global offshore wind market is expected to increase more than fivefold from 7.1 GW in 2013 to 39.9 GW by 2020, according to a new report.

Alstom wins $16m hydro deal in Vietnam

16/09/2014

Alstom has won a contract worth around €13m ($16.8m) from Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to carry out an extension project to Thac Mo hydropower plant in Vietnam.

China tops renewables investment poll but UK slips down

16/09/2014

China is now the top destination for renewables investment in the world according to an influential poll published today.

40 MW biomass plant begins operation in Brazil

15/09/2014

Brazil's National Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel), the country's energy market watchdog, has allowed operator Usina Santo Angelo to start commercial operation of a 40 MW biomass-fired power plant.

Bolivia to invest almost $2.9bn in power production

15/09/2014

Bolivia's minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Juan José Sosa, has said that his country will invest $2885m in a bid to produce 2010 MW for home power supply by 2020.  

Actis to invest $250m in Mexican energy platform

15/09/2014

Private equity firm Actis will invest $250m to develop an energy platform in Mexico expected to reach 500 MW of installed capacity.

France could face power shortage due to reactor closures, says TSO

15/09/2014

France could face a winter power shortage as soon as next year due to the planned closure of two of its nuclear reactors, the nation’s grid operator has warned.

Gaza diesel plant repaired and awaiting fuel

15/09/2014

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant has been repaired after shelling in late July took it offline.

250 MW awarded in Guatemalan energy tender

12/09/2014

Guatemala's National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE) has awarded 250 MW in an energy tender.  

Brazilian wind developer requests power price increase

12/09/2014

Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia has asked the nation's Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel) for an increase in wind power prices.

Bolivia and Argentina to negotiate energy link

12/09/2014

The governments of Bolivia and Argentina will be holding a meeting within the first fortnight of September to reaffirm the energy interconnection between both countries.

Is public acceptance a business risk for the nuclear industry?

12/09/2014

Having spent a day at the World Nuclear Association’s (WNA) annual Symposium in London, this reporter came away with the view that the nuclear sector’s key focus at present centres on two issues: security of fuel supply and public acceptance of nuclear power.

Latin America's biomass potential

12/09/2014

Dependence on traditional power sources such as coal or oil-fired plants is still a reality in several Latin American countries. While nations rich in natural resources place their bets on wind, solar and hydropower by stimulating investment in such projects, other must import fossil fuels to be able to generate electricity.

Alstom begins construction on 90 MW Polish wind farm

12/09/2014

One of Poland's largest wind power projects, and the first for Alstom in the country, began construction this week.

Pakistan's third private hydro project underway

12/09/2014

Pakistan’s third privately-developed hydropower project is underway with the award of a contract for owner’s engineer.

“Sustainability is about more than CO2 – it’s about economic growth”

11/09/2014

The boss of a Malaysian power firm today said that “sustainability is about more than CO2 – it’s about economic growth”.

Malaysia makes renewables progress to hit ambitious green target

11/09/2014

Malaysia’s progress in delivering renewables into its power mix were highlighted here at POWER-GEN Asia in Kuala Lumpur yesterday by the country’s deputy energy minister.

Asia urged to avoid “coal is cheap, let’s pollute” mentality

11/09/2014

The Asian Development Bank’s head of energy has urged Asia not to tackle its rocketing electricity demand by adopting the attitude that “coal is cheap – let’s pollute”.

Malaysia coal use to hit 40m tonnes a year

11/09/2014

Malaysia is set to use 40 million tonnes of coal a year by 2020 to meet its energy demands.

Indonesian villagers in Japan coal plant protest

10/09/2014

Two Indonesian villlages have sent representatives to Japan to convey their objections to a planned 2000 MW, $4bn coal-fired power plant, Greenpeace Indonesia has announced.

Rouhani inaugurates second unit at Tajik hydro plant

10/09/2014

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a second turbine at an Iranian-financed hydropower plant in Tajikistan this week.

Novel molten salt CSP demonstrator commissioned

10/09/2014

Novatec Solar and chemicals firm BASF have commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt (DMS).

Causes of wind turbine blade failure revealed

10/09/2014

New analysis from specialist renewable energy insurance company GCube Underwriting Ltd reveals the major causes of wind turbine blade failure as part of a strategy for proactive mitigation measures to counter this risk.

Sidelined Ghanaian hydro plant blamed for energy shortfall

10/09/2014

A Ghanaian hydropower plant which has been shut down for maintenance is being blamed for the nation’s current energy supply shortfall.  

Russia set to build new Iranian power plants

10/09/2014

Russia's energy minister has said Russia is interested in building new power plants in Iran as well as refurbishing the nation’s older plants.

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