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Caribbean geothermal plant slated for 2018

02/09/2014

A geothermal power plant on the Caribbean island of St Vincent is set to come online by 2018, the government has said.

Cavendish Fluor takes over decommissioning of 12 UK nuclear sites

02/09/2014

Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) has been formally awarded a multi-billion pound contract to handle the nuclear decommissioning of 12 reactors in the UK.

Brazilian firm to build 700 MW gas plant in Nigeria

02/09/2014

A Brazilian firm is set to build a 700 MW, $900m gas-fired power plant in Nigeria.

UK distributed power sector to suffer investment fall

02/09/2014

Investment in the UK’s distributed power market will significantly fall in the next five years according to new research.

APR clinches Australia plant deal

02/09/2014

Fast-track power company APR Energy has sealed a deal for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

HV transmission systems poised for capital boom

02/09/2014

Global annual revenue from the high-voltage transmission systems sector is forecast to grow from $20.8bn this year to $31bn by 2023.

Nuclear and wind energies

An interesting experiment on LinkedIn

01/09/2014

From time to time it’s interesting to post news of a success story from one industry into a group which caters for a rival industry. You can learn a lot from the cynicism involved.

Nant de Drance storage power plant

Market conditions set to hurt $2.1bn Swiss storage plant

01/09/2014

The 900 MW Nant de Drance storage power plant in Switzerland is set to commence operations in 2018, but its owners fear present conditions in Europe will have negative impact on its profitability.

Gas-fired power dominated UK energy sector in Q2

01/09/2014

A combination of coal-fired power plant outages and falling gas prices saw a surge in gas-fired power in the UK in the second quarter of this year.

United Kingdom

UK fossil fuel power plummeted in Q1

29/08/2014

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has released statistics showing a big decrease in the amount of power being generated by coal and gas in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.

Iceland geothermal power

Iceland almost 100 per cent powered by renewables

29/08/2014

According to a report from Iceland's National Energy Authority, Orkustofnun, the country generated 71 per cent of its electricity from hydropower and 24 percent of it from geothermal energy in 2013.

Vattenfall wind turbines

Vattenfall installs 288 MW of offshore wind capacity

29/08/2014

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Muenchen have taken advantage of favourable weather conditions to install 80 Siemens AG wind turbines in the last four months.

Samoa's first wind farm comes online

29/08/2014

The island nation of Samoa’s first wind farm was inaugurated in a ceremony this week by the Prime Minister.  

Norway's energy firms hacked

29/08/2014

In a major cyberattack on the energy sector, 50 Norwegian companies have been hacked and another 250 have been warned that they are at risk and should check their computer systems.

UAE nuclear

Abu Dhabi’s nuclear plant makes impressive progress

28/08/2014

Over half of Abu Dhabi’s first nuclear power plant is already in place and its rate of progress has impressed the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Gabcikovo hydro

Slovakian government and Enel clash over power plant maintenance

28/08/2014

The Slovakian government is at odds with the Slovakian unit of Enel SpA. The cabinet is deliberating a document asserting that the Italian utility’s Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) business is violating an agreement to carry out maintenance at Gabcikovo hydro power station.

Policy risk to slow renewables development, IEA warns

28/08/2014

Growth in renewable power deployment is projected to slow worldwide over the next five years unless nations’ policy uncertainty can be reduced, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned in a new report.

Jochen Homann

German regulator advocates continuing use of coal power

28/08/2014

The president of Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) says the country must maintain its dependency on coal-fired power in order to guarantee its energy security.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik

Indonesia passes law to open up geothermal power potential

27/08/2014

The Indonesian government has voted in favour of removing a significant obstacle to developing the country’s geothermal power potential.

Mike Winkel of E.ON

E.ON calls for assistance in renewables investment drive

27/08/2014

Germany’s largest utility says it can no longer afford to push large renewable projects on its own and is looking for partnerships in investment to maintain a positive momentum.

Tepco to sell power outside home turf

27/08/2014

In what has been termed a shake-up in Japan’s power market, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has announced plans to sell electricity outside its traditional service area.

Brazilian flag

Attractive prices designated for thermal power in Brazil

27/08/2014

In a bid to diversify its energy mix, the Brazilian electricity regulator has decided to allow allow developers of thermal power to sell energy at higher prices than wind, solar and hydropower plants at an auction at the end of September.

Poles support nuclear in move away from coal

27/08/2014

Over half of Poland’s citizens support the nation’s new nuclear power programme, a government survey has found.

Turkish coal plant attacked, workers kidnapped

26/08/2014

Three Chinese engineers working on a power plant construction site in Turkey have reportedly been kidnapped by suspected militants.

Old Magnox Facility

Chinese planning nuclear plant in Essex

26/08/2014

China General Nuclear Power Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation are considering Bradwell, 60 miles from central London for a new nuclear power plant.

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