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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.

UK shadow energy secretary in vow to 'democratise' power


The UK’s new shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy used her inaugural speech today to say that she wants to “democratise energy”.

Mytrah commissions Rajasthan wind farm


Indian renewables company Mytrah Energy has commissioned the first phase of a wind farm in Rajasthan.

Asia-Pacific to see five-fold rise in solar PV capacity


The installed capacity of solar photovoltaics in the Asia-Pacific will increase five-fold in the next decade, according to a new report.

Moody’s highlights rise in renewables refinancing


Analysts at Moody's Investors Service say that rising investor interest in the European renewable energy sector is leading to refinancings, which could result in lower credit risk.

Siemens wins switchgear deal for Indonesia geothermal plant


Siemens has won an order from Hyundai Engineering and Construction for the delivery of three generator switchgear for what will be the largest geothermal plant in Indonesia.

Masdar honoured by UN for sustainable energy leadership


Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has received a special recognition award from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs for its leadership in sustainable energy.

Senvion installs 2000th wind turbine in Germany


Windpower company Senvion has installed its 2000th onshore wind turbine in Germany.


Policy tinkering sees financial lure of UK renewables sector plummet


The UK’s attractiveness for renewables investment has plummeted in the last few months thanks to “policy-making in a vacuum”, according to a new report.

US leapfrogs China to top renewables investment table


The US has leapfrogged China to the top slot in a highly-regarded annual analysis of the best countries in the world for renewable energy investment.

Mauritania must exploit renewables potential to meet demand says report


Mauritania is poised to tackle its electricity access problems with a clean energy drive according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

How to unlock MENA power investment


The power sector investment opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa are huge, but so too is the challenge in releasing that finance. So what is the solution?, asks Kelvin Ross

UK climate campaigner advocates shale gas


Bryony Worthington, the UK’s shadow energy minister and a former campaigner for environmental group Friends of the Earth, has advocated the use of shale gas in Britain.

Regulatory uncertainty voted biggest barrier to new power plants in Asia


The biggest challenge to adding power generation capacity in Asia is regulatory and policy uncertainty.

POWER-GEN Asia: The ‘tension and challenges of keeping renewables alive’


The investor landscape in southeast Asia has changed rapidly in recent years, with local banks and institutions entering a market that they had previously left well alone.

Fury at UK plans to cut or scrap renewable feed-in tariffs


The UK government has today unveiled plans to radically reduce the financial support given to renewables under its feed-in tariff scheme.

Hydropower to lead renewables surge in Canada


Hydropower is predicted to provide half of all Canada’s cumulative installed power generation capacity by 2025.

Emerson automates China hydropower project


Emerson Process Management is automating the Shehong Liushu hydropower project in China’s Sichuan province. 

Islamic leaders issue climate challenge to oil producers


Islamic leaders today issued a rallying call to combat climate change.

‘Uneconomic’ Longannet coal plant in UK to close early


The last coal-fired power plant in Scotland, Longannet, is to close next year.