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

Thai Minister says coal-fired plant critical to meet demand

01/10/2014 Thailand's Ministry of Energy Areepong Bhoocha-oom says the government will press ahead to build the 800 MW Krabi coal-fired po...

European nominee for energy commissioner faces protest

30/09/2014 Europe's controversial nominee for Energy and Climate Action commissioner, the Spanish politician Miguel Cañete, is facing prot...
Koeberg NPP

Westinghouse continues to challenge Eskom on nuclear contract decision

30/09/2014 Toshiba-owned Westinghouse has decided to maintain its legal challenge against Eskom for the South African state utility for it...

IEA calls for solar policy clarity to deliver huge gains

29/09/2014 Solar technologies could provide more power generation than fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear by 2050 if policymakers provi...
Austrian Environment Minister Andrae Rupprechter

Austrian environment minister backs blocking UK nuclear plan

26/09/2014 An Austrian minister is calling on the European Court of Justice to prevent the UK from pursuing its plan to pay a guaranteed p...

Trump says wind farm policy lost Scottish independence vote for SNP

26/09/2014 US billionaire Donald Trump believes that the Scottish National Party lost last week’s vote for independence because of its ene...

24 MW solar park underway in Honduras

26/09/2014

Construction work is underway on Honduras's largest solar power plant.  

Biomass to make up 60 per cent of global renewables use by 2030 - report

25/09/2014 Biomass could make up 60 per cent of the world’s renewable energy use by 2030, according to new analysis, as well as providing ...

Alstom's 6 MW offshore wind turbine generates first kWh

25/09/2014

Alstom’s 6 MW offshore wind turbine, the Haliade 150, has produced its first kWh of power, the company has announced.

UK to phase out older coal plants, government says

25/09/2014 Existing coal-fired power plants in the UK are to be phased out within 10-15 years and new-build plants will be required to ins...

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From the Wires

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

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

Blue Earth Resources, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Mansfield Spider Drilling Lease

Blue Earth Resources, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Mansfield Spider Drilling Lease

Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Company Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Certification

Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Company Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Certifica...

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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