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Greenpeace mulls purchasing Vattenfall’s coal-fired power plants


Greenpeace is considering the purchase of more than 8,000 MW of lignite coal-fired power plant capacity, along with coal mines in Germany.


Modi and Merkel make deal on clean energy ahead of COP21


India and Germany have struck a deal to promote clean energy as part of an overall strategy to make it easier to do business.

Horst Seehofer and Merkel

German consumers face $8.9bn power transmission bill


Angela Merkel’s German government says the cost of expanding the country’s power transmission lines underground will amount to around $8.9bn.

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Masdar pushes ahead with CCS project


UAE clean energy company Masdar is developing a carbon capture project in association with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.  

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Chromalloy unveils Middle East gas turbine partnership


Chromalloy has formed a new joint venture to provide the Middle East with life-cycle gas turbine engine solutions.

EY's Matthew Rennie

Is energy reform worth it if value is lost?

Parli coal-fired power plant in India

India coal-fired plant shut down due to water shortage


A coal-fired power plant in India's Maharashtra state has been shut down due to water shortages, while the commissioning of a new unit at the plant has been postponed.

Gas-fired Dedisa peaking power plant

South African independent gas-fired power project begins operation


South Africa's first large-scale independent power project originated by the country’s Department of Energy has come online.  

Nuclear power sector not ready for cyber-attacks

Nuclear sector not ready for cyber-attacks says report


The nuclear power industry must improve its readiness for cyber-attacks in the face of growing risk, a new report has found.

Shaheen Chohan of Industrial Info Resources

Global power project spending hits $6.5 trillion


The scale of investment in power generation projects around the world was put into numbers yesterday – and they are massive numbers.

UAE energy minister on POWER-GEN Middle East exhibition floor

UAE minister stresses need to embrace ‘eco-energies’


The United Arab Emirates' energy minister today highlighted his vision for how he plans to alter his nation’s power mix from fossil fuels to “eco-energies”.

Renewables to lead global power capacity growth says IEA

Renewables to lead world power market growth to 2020 says IEA


Renewables will be the world’s fastest-growing energy market segment to 2020, the International Energy Agency said today.  

Fuel cell backup power for India's telecom towers

Fuel cell backup power for India's telecom towers


A British firm is to supply over 27,400 hydrogen fuel cell-based backup power systems for telecom towers in India.  

EDF Energy's gas-fired Sutton Bridge power plant

EDF granted planning permission for UK gas-fired power plant


Utility EDF Energy has received planning consent from the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to build a 1.8 GW gas-fired power station in the east of the country.

India pledges to expand renewable capacity

India pledges to expand renewable capacity to 40 per cent by 2030


India has submitted its 2030 climate action plan to the United Nations in advance of December’s Paris climate talks.

Abengoa's KaXu Solar One solar thermal power plant

Abengoa secures $660m finance for South Africa solar thermal plant


Solar power developer Abengoa has secured $660m project financing for a new solar thermal power plant in South Africa.

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Japan’s renewable capacity to double in next decade says report


Japan’s renewable installed capacity is predicted to more than double in the next decade according to a new report.

The travelling wave nuclear reactor

MoU signed for development of world-first nuclear reactor


China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based nuclear technology firm TerraPower for development of what will be the world’s first travelling wave nuclear reactor.  

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Engie adjusts profit forecast after Belgian nuclear outages


French power giant Engie has adjusted its profit forecast for this year after taking into account the financial effects of ongoing outages at two Belgian nuclear power plants on a subsidiary company.

Power systems must prepare for more extreme weather events

Power systems must prepare for more extreme weather events says report


Power producers around the world need new strategies to manage and finance their installations in the face of increased risk from extreme weather events, a report released this week says.

Coal-fired power here to stay says Piyush Goyal

Coal power here to stay says India energy minister


India's energy minister has said coal-fired power will continue to be a “mainstay” of his country’s generation mix, and that environmental issues will not be compromised.

Tina Joemat-Pettersson, South Africa Energy Minister

South Africa may boost plans for gas power, says minister


South Africa's energy minister has said the country may increase the amount of gas-fired power capacity in its generation mix from the amount that is currently planned. 

GE unveils transformational Digital Power Plant


GE yesterday unveiled a digital initiative that it claims will revolutionise the power industry and save plant operators billions of dollars.

China nuclear power

China study paves the way for nuclear programme restart


China could be set to restart its inland nuclear power programme after a study this week confirmed the feasibility of 31 proposed sites.

UK shadow energy secretary in vow to 'democratise' power


The UK’s new shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy used her inaugural speech today to say that she wants to “democratise energy”.

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