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UK distributed power sector to suffer investment fall


Investment in the UK’s distributed power market will significantly fall in the next five years according to new research.

HV transmission systems poised for capital boom


Global annual revenue from the high-voltage transmission systems sector is forecast to grow from $20.8bn this year to $31bn by 2023.

An interesting experiment on LinkedIn


From time to time it’s interesting to post news of a success story from one industry into a group which caters for a rival industry. You can learn a lot from the cynicism involved.

Gas-fired power dominated UK energy sector in Q2


A combination of coal-fired power plant outages and falling gas prices saw a surge in gas-fired power in the UK in the second quarter of this year.

UK fossil fuel power plummeted in Q1


The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has released statistics showing a big decrease in the amount of power being generated by coal and gas in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the previous year.

Vattenfall installs 288 MW of offshore wind capacity


Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Muenchen have taken advantage of favourable weather conditions to install 80 Siemens AG wind turbines in the last four months.

Samoa's first wind farm comes online


The island nation of Samoa’s first wind farm was inaugurated in a ceremony this week by the Prime Minister.  

Policy risk to slow renewables development, IEA warns


Growth in renewable power deployment is projected to slow worldwide over the next five years unless nations’ policy uncertainty can be reduced, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned in a new report.

Project Update


A landfill gas-fueled power plant believed to be the most powerful in France has been inaugurated in Plessis-Gassot.

Sub-Saharan Africa to install 1.8 GW of renewables this year


Sub-Saharan Africa is to commission around 1.8 GW of renewable power capacity this year, new analysis has found – more than the total amount added in 2000-2013.

$1.4bn investment in renewables in Thailand


Energy Absolute is to invest over $1.4bn over the next three years to boost generation capacity from renewable energy.

World’s most powerful subsea power cable system launched


ABB has launched what it says is the world´s most powerful underground and subsea power transmission cable system.

Fears of flight of renewable investment in Australia


Australia’s A$20bn clean energy industry is under threat of being undermined as the country’s government deliberates on whether to abolish or significantly reduce its renewable energy target.

Ofgem stance sees RWE withdraw survey application


RWE has decided to pull an application to survey land for onshore works for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm as the UK’s energy regulator’s ruling on rights of entry to private land begin to have an impact.

UK sees surge in gas power generation


Coal power plant outages and falling gas prices triggered a surge in gas-fired power generation in the second quarter of the year.

Celsia expands Central American reach


Colombia’s fourth largest power producer is expanding its sphere of interest in Central America, buying stakes in seven power plants in Panama and Costa Rica.

Terium confirms plant shutdowns and warns on energy security


The Chief Executive of RWE, Peter Terium has confirmed that the company is to mothball 1000 MW of power plants and delivered a strong warning to the German government that the country’s energy security was potentially in jeopardy.

Vattenfall in new German offshore wind project


Swedish power company Vattenfall and German utility Stadtwerke München are to jointly invest €1.2bn ($1.6bn) in an offshore wind farm off Germany’s North Sea coast.

UK offshore wind plans hit new snag


Plans to build a new generation of offshore wind turbines off the UK coast have suffered a setback after the country’s energy regulator refused to approve a request to allow “compulsory rights of entry” for wind farm companies to lay cables across private land.

Court of appeal deals blow to Drax on subsidy


A decision just two weeks ago by the UK High Court, which requested that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reconsider its decision to exclude a unit at Drax power plant from the renewable subsidies scheme, has been reversed by the Court of Appeal.