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Leaked document shows EU states falling short of efficiency target

22/07/2014

A leaked European Commission document shows that the bloc’s member states are not on target to reach the EU’s 20 per cent energy efficiency target by 2020.

‘Dirty 30’ list fingers Europe’s most polluting coal plants

22/07/2014

A list of Europe’s most polluting coal-fired power plants, termed the ‘Dirty 30’, has been released by a coalition of green groups. 

UK chancellor defeated in attempt to water down carbon targets

22/07/2014

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has not been successful in an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming.

Alstom in $431m wind turbine deal

22/07/2014

Alstom is to supply and install 127 wind turbines in Brazil after winning a $431m contract at the 355.5 MW Umburanas wind complex in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Mexico to tender $2.8bn for power plants and infrastructure

22/07/2014

Mexico’s national power company is to tender $2.8bn for power plant, infrastructure and gas pipeline projects. 

Germany’s biggest builder wins Austrian hydropower tunnel project

22/07/2014

Hochtief has won a $179m contract to construct the "Triebwasserweg Maria Stein" tunnel in Prutz, Austria. Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Inn hydroelectric power plant

Study reveals Germany as world’s most energy efficient nation

21/07/2014

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published a study ranking the world’s 16 major economies according to which countries had done the most to gain energy efficiency.

Iberdrola adds impetus to plan to generate power from nuclear waste

21/07/2014

A plan to generate power from the UK’s nuclear waste has received a boost with the news that Iberdrola has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Hitachi to participate in the PRISM project.

Market uncertainty scuttles Australian renewables investment

21/07/2014

Australia’s investment in renewable energy has dropped precipitously, according to the latest numbers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 

Philippines reconnects power plants after typhoon

21/07/2014

The Philippines’ grid operator said on Sunday night that it is working to reconnect power plants cut off from the grid by Typhoon Glenda. 

European thermal power sector ‘uninvestable’ says IEA’s Birol

18/07/2014

The European thermal power plant market is “almost uninvestable” at the moment according to Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency.

Combating the emerging cyber threat to power infrastructure

18/07/2014

Earlier this month Power Engineering International reported on the news of the detection of a cybercrime operation that poses a serious potential threat to power plant operations in Europe and America.

Nexans debuts new overhead conductor in Brazil

18/07/2014

A new power transmission line in Brazil, developed by Nexans, is set to deliver power to 300,000 people in the Sao Paolo region.

Power executive pleads guilty to bribery

18/07/2014

William Pomponi, a former vice president of Alstom US has pleaded guilty to a role in a scheme to bribe government officials in Indonesia.

South Africa joins world solar top 10

18/07/2014

South Africa has joined the world’s top-ranked nations for installed utility-scale solar capacity, a new report has found. 

GE Forum explains benefits of FlexEfficiency to gas power interests

17/07/2014

Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, was the venue last week for General Electric Power and Water’s FlexEfficiency Forum, aimed at getting the most out of gas turbine technology.

China Nuclear Group seeks to raise $2bn

17/07/2014

The biggest producer of nuclear is seeking to raise $2bn through an initial public offering (IPO).

Abbott government abolishes carbon tax in Australia

17/07/2014

The government justified the move on the basis of providing relief to consumers and businesses but it now leaves Australia without an approved mechanism for tackling emissions.

Sembcorp increases stake in Indian coal plant JV

17/07/2014

Energy, water and marine conglomerate Sembcorp Industries has invested an additional $84m in an Indian coal-fired power plant project.  

Zimbabwean coal mining firm to build 600 MW power plant

17/07/2014

Zimbabwe’s largest coal mining company has announced plans to build a 600 MW coal-fired power plant. 

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