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Moorburg coal-fired power plant

Europe takes Germany and UK to task over coal-fired power plant issues


The European Commission is threatening fines over issues connected to coal-fired power plants in both Germany and the UK.

NSN interconnector

Green light for $2.16bn subsea power link


The deal will enable Britain to benefit from Norwegian hydroelectric power, when the country’s own wind energy runs low.

GE Propak

Helping power plants meet the challenge of water preservation


By 2035, the world’s energy consumption will increase by 35 per cent, which in turn will increase water use by 15 per cent, according to the International Energy Agency.


Hungary to follow Finnish model to satisfy EU on nuclear power deal


The Hungarian government has accepted recommendations from the European Commission that may enable the Paks II nuclear power plant development to go ahead.

Australia renewables target compromise proposed

Compromise proposed on Australia's renewables target


Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to propose a major compromise on the nation’s renewable energy target.

Gas-fired power plant India

India’s gas-fired power plants given new lease on life


India’s government this week approved measures to increase fuel supply to gas-fired power plants which have been idle or running below optimal loads.

Matthew Rennie EY

Japan’s experience highlights complexities of energy reform


Of all the investment opportunities presented by reforming energy markets, those on offer in Japan are the most significant in the world right now, writes EY's Matthew Rennie.

Gas-fired power plant inaugurated in Nigeria

First phase of Nigerian gas-fired power plant inaugurated


Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has inaugurated the 540 MW first phase of the nation’s 1074 MW combined cycle Alaoji gas-fired power plant.

Coal-fired power project to go ahead in Indonesia says president

Indonesian coal power project back on track says president


An Indonesian coal-fired power plant project that has suffered repeated delays could begin construction in April.  

Nuclear power deal for Jordan and Russia

Jordan and Russia in $10bn nuclear power deal


Jordan and Russia signed a $10bn deal this week to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.  

Ex-CEO of RWE Jürgen Grossmann

Court throws out case for damages against RWE


A court has dismissed a case made by Russia's Sintez against Germany’s second largest utility, RWE.


German government planning 4 GW reserve capacity scheme


A document from the German government proposes the construction of eight new power plants providing around 4 GW in back-up capacity.

Nexans cable

Nexans to reinforce Belgian grid


Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), has selected Nexans extra-high voltage cable systems for the major Stevin project to reinforce Belgium’s high voltage power grid.


Beijing schedules closure of final coal-fired power plants


China’s capital city is replacing its remaining coal-fired power plants with four gas-fired power stations.

Longannet coal-fired power plant

Scotland’s last coal-fired power plant to close


Scotland’s last operating coal-fired power plant is set to close by March 2016, its operator has announced.  

Armenia and Georgia to get $123m transmission link


A €113m ($123m) electricity transmission line is to be built to connect Armenia and Georgia and close a missing link in the regional power network”.


Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum


The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, according to a government report.

India offshore wind

India takes first steps toward offshore wind


India has begun the process of evaluating offshore wind potential off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu states.

Andrew Mackenzie

BHP chief says fossil industries must work together on CCS


The chief executive of the world’s largest miner by is calling on fossil fuel companies to work together to develop new carbon capture and storage methods.

Europe's grid survives solar eclipse

Europe's grid rises to the occasion


Fluctuations in photovoltaic power generation failed to take Europe's grid offline during today's solar eclipse.

MHPS in control systems deal for India supercritical coal plant


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has won an order for control systems for a supercritical coal-fired power plant being built in India.

ABB wins $900m Nordlink interconnection deal


ABB has won orders worth around $900m for engineering work on NordLink, the first interconnection between the Norwegian and German power grids.

Tony Cocker of E.ON

E.ON gas-fired power plant set for permanent closure in England


Killingholme combined cycle gas power station in north Lincolnshire, England has stopped contributing to the UK national grid and may have to be shut down for good.


Gazprom begins construction of gas-fired power plant in Russian Arctic


Gazprom Neft has begun construction of a 96 MW projected-capacity gas-fired power plant, capable of being scaled up to a total capacity of 144MW, in Northern Russia.


AfDB says western nations ‘hypocritical’ in decision to rule out funding coal power


The head of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) is defending his decision to continue financing coal-fired power plants, despite pressure from environmental groups and UN officials to shift more funds towards cleaner energy.

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