Energy Policy & Regulation

Energy regulation and deregulation have become normal within the power industry due to the scarcity of energy resources and the environmental impact of power generation.  Governments have given incentives or added tariffs to expand renewable energy production away from fossil fuel consumption.

Policy & Regulation News

Moorburg coal-fired power plant

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

27/03/2015

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

Australia renewables target compromise proposed

Compromise proposed on Australia's renewables target

26/03/2015 Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to propose a major compromise on the nation’s ...
Gas-fired power plant India

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

26/03/2015 India’s government this week approved measures to increase fuel supply to gas-fired power plants which have been idle or runnin...
Nuclear power deal for Jordan and Russia

Jordan and Russia in $10bn nuclear power deal

25/03/2015

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

24/03/2015

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

Reichstag

German government planning 4 GW reserve capacity scheme

24/03/2015 A document from the German government proposes the construction of eight new power plants providing around 4 GW in back-up capa...
Nexans cable

Nexans to reinforce Belgian grid

24/03/2015 Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), has selected Nexans extra-high voltage cable systems for the major Stevin...
Longannet coal-fired power plant

Scotland’s last coal-fired power plant to close

23/03/2015

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

23/03/2015 A €113m ($123m) electricity transmission line is to be built to connect Armenia and Georgia and close “a missing link in the re...
Merkel

Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum

23/03/2015 The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, ...

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From the Wires

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Electric Vehicles in Canada: Surprising Gains or Missed Opportunity? New WWF Report Shows Both

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More Than $20.5 Billion in Planned Projects to Kick Off in U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region in 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

More Than $20.5 Billion in Planned Projects to Kick Off in U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region in 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

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