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EDF clarifies position on Italian assets


EDF chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy says Italy will remain a key country for the French state-owned utility.

German energy minister cries halt to bashing of energy giants


German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has caused some surprise by declaring the need for the country’s major utilities to be supported.

Engie and MHI sign power sector collaboration MoU


France's Engie and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on energy technology and on projects throughout the power sector value chain.

UK government passes energy policy power to new commission


There is some confusion as to the role of the department of energy and climate change following a reorganisation announced by the UK’s chancellor for the exchequer George Osborne this week.

Onshore wind “fully competitive” with coal and gas says report


Onshore wind is “fully competitive” with coal- and gas-fired power in some world regions, while solar power is “closing the gap”, according to a report released this week.

Europe needs 100+ new nuclear reactors by 2050 says trade group


Europe will need to commission over 100 nuclear reactors by 2050 in order to achieve its energy objectives, nuclear trade association Foratom has said.

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.

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.

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 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”.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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 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.

Hollande in U-turn on Fessenheim nuclear plant


French president Francois Hollande has said that the country’s oldest nuclear power plant will not be closed by next year, despite pledging that it would shut during his election campaign.

UK energy trends indicate renewables growth


The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its latest data on the state of the UK’s energy scene and it shows renewable power generation continues to grow its share.

Fortum in further Fukushima purification deal


Finnish company Fortum has won another order from US waste company EnergySolutions for ion exchange materials to purify radioactive waters at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.