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Mixed reaction to EU climate change agreement

24/10/2014

There has been a mixed reaction to the last night’s European Union agreement on climate change targets.

ICIS outlines winter challenges to UK wholesale market

24/10/2014

Market information provider, ICIS, is reporting a consistent influence on the UK wholesale energy market from factors such as the ongoing Ukraine conflict and legislation such as the Large Combustion Plant Directive.

Last ditch compromises help deliver world’s most ambitious climate target

24/10/2014

European Commission President Jose Barroso told a press conference last night that other nations must “step up to the plate,” as the European Union reached a deal among its 28 member states to deliver the most-ambitious carbon emissions goals of any major economy.

EU energy interconnector goal set to be shelved

23/10/2014

An ongoing disagreement between Spain, Portugal and France has meant the European Union will be unable to go ahead with plans to increase electricity interconnectivity.

War of words at UK department of energy

23/10/2014

The UK’s energy secretary, Ed Davey, has berated the Conservative Party for their pledge to end wind subsidies.

Masdar to build GCC’s first large scale wind farm

22/10/2014

Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar today signed a deal to build a $125m large-scale wind farm in Oman – the first such project in the Gulf Co-operation Council.

China wind sector to post record growth

22/10/2014

China’s wind sector is set to post record growth this year despite persistent challenges, new analysis has found.

Power Engineering International Newscast

22/10/2014

Kelvin Ross presents this week's newscast - a round-up of the latest headlines being discussed in power industry circles.

Vestas plans new inroads in Chinese wind market

21/10/2014

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is strategizing to increase its market penetration in China, where it currently lags behind domestic producers.

Return of high winds set to boost UK capacity margin

20/10/2014

The fire that saw half of the Didcot B power plant taken off the grid this week will not threaten the UK’s energy security as high winds have contributed to a healthier capacity margin.

Vattenfall sells Dutch power assets

17/10/2014

Swedish utility Vattenfall’s subsidiary Nuon Energy has agreed to sell its thermal power assets in the Netherlands to Dutch energy firm Eneco.

Chile to encourage joint energy investments by companies and communities

17/10/2014

Chile's energy ministry is to send a draft law to Congress designed to encourage association between the nation's utilities and the communities that own the land on which energy projects are being carried out.

RES Offshore completes Met Mast project

16/10/2014

RES Offshore has successfully completed its first Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the design and installation of a Met Mast for the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

Gamesa overtakes Vestas to win Brazilian wind contract

16/10/2014

Denmark's Vestas, a major wind turbine manufacturer, has lost a contract in Brazil with CPFL Renováveis, a subsidiary of CPFL Energia.

China to phase out solar and wind subsidies by 2020

15/10/2014

China is set to dramatically reduce its subsidy support for solar and wind power, the nation’s 13th five-year energy plan (2016-2020) shows.

Onshore wind is cheapest power source says EU report

15/10/2014

Onshore wind is a cheaper source of power than gas, coal and nuclear when ‘external’ factors such as air quality, human toxicity and climate change are considered, a new EU report has found.

Project Update

14/10/2014

Abu Dhabi renewables company Masdar has taken a £525m ($860m) stake in a UK offshore wind farm.

Jordan ready to reap tri-fuel plant benefits

13/10/2014

The world's largest internal combustion engine power plant is poised to enter commercial operation this month in Jordan.

A bad week for UK wind power

10/10/2014

Wind power proved unpopular in the UK this week, with protests over several projects generating debate at the local and parliamentary levels and obstacles arising for other planned projects.

DNV GL comes out on top in E.ON wind forecasting competition

10/10/2014

A competition run by E.ON to test accuracy in wind power computer modelling has been won by DNV GL.