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Gas powers UK electricity generation in Q3


The temporary closure of nuclear power units, coal station outages and lower-than-expected gas prices fuelled a surge in gas-fired power generation in the third quarter of the year.

Firms queue up for new Czech nuclear plant


Five companies have expressed their interest in a developing a new nuclear reactor planned by the Czech government.

German energy minister denies plan to shut down coal power plants


German Energy and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel responded to speculation regarding Germany’s coal industry to say that there are no plans to specifically target the sector for plant closures.

Ukrainian energy security exposed as Russia suspends coal supply


Just 12 days after Ukraine’s energy minister admitted his country would have to rely on Russian coal to make it through the winter, it now appears Moscow has cut off the supply without warning.

Top nuclear advocate recommends renewables plus storage


A leading advocate of nuclear power as a means of reducing global emissions has recommended investment in storage so as to make renewables a more viable alternative.

China’s biggest nuclear operator looks to raise $3.16bn


China General Nuclear Power Group is raising up to $3.16 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong.

Nuclear and renewables to benefit in $2trn Chinese anti-pollution drive


The practicalities behind the China-US agreement on emissions last week are coming into focus.

Turkey and US sign wind power deal


Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.

IEA chief advocates reactivation of Japanese nuclear plants


The executive director of the International Energy Agency has warned that Japan’s CO2 emissions will grow significantly without returning to nuclear power.

EDF blames Areva for delay in next generation nuclear plant


Embattled Areva is being blamed for EDF’s decision to postpone its flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant for an additional year.

‘Diffidence’ of investors to power sector set to continue


New analysis of the power market undertaken by top global insurance company Marsh shows that diffidence by the investment community towards funding the sector is set to continue.

Leaked plan shows true extent of Germany’s nuclear waste disposal


A leaked German government document has revealed that the country’s nuclear power industry will have to dispose of almost twice as much waste as had previously been forecast.

Ex-Citroen chief set to take over at Areva


The French government is set to appoint former Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin to become chairman of struggling state-owned nuclear group Areva.

Vietnam to build power plant despite warnings over coal shortage


Vietnam is going ahead with plans to build a new coal-fired power plant despite experts’ warnings over the dangers of depending on imported fuel.

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Saudi Electric eye Hinkley Point stake


Top Saudi Arabian utility, Saudi Electric, is in negotiations with EDF with a view to a stake in the UK’s most important nuclear power project.

Two nuclear power plants for Iran


Russia’s Rosatom has signed an agreement to build two nuclear power plants in Iran.

Mild weather cited by GDF and RWE for poor performances


Two of Europe’s top utilities say that mild weather conditions have played a part in disappointing third quarter results announced this week.

Alstom chief optimistic wind industry can get costs down


The vice president of Alstom Power’s Offshore Wind division believes the wind power industry can reduce its costs by 35 to 40 per cent by 2020, as targeted.

IEA says energy system stresses cannot be ignored


The world’s policymakers must not lose sight of the long-term signs of stress that are emerging in the global energy system, the International Energy Agency warned today at the launch of its annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report in London.