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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.

Wind sector takes another hit as Celtic Array cancelled


What would have been Europe’s largest wind farm, off the north Wales coast, was cancelled yesterday, leaving the wind industry in the UK reeling.

Siemens’ earnings higher than forecast


There is positive news for Europe’s largest engineering company after Siemens reported higher earnings than expected today.

Setback for Germany’s green energy distribution network


Germany’s plans to build a network to distribute its green energy has suffered a blow, with a network of pylons in the Halle region forced to be dropped due to a public outcry.

GE wind chief says governments noting wind’s increasing competitiveness


12 years after entering the wind power market, GE says that the industry is rapidly innovating to the extent that governments are showing a growing appreciation of wind’s competitiveness as an energy option.

Brazilian state to buy unwanted solar power


The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has announced that it will buy the electricity from solar projects resulting from its first solar auction, having failed to find buyers for the power.

Wind power trade body cuts EU installation forecast


Europe’s wind power trade body has cut its forecast for installations through 2020.

Centrica chief prescribes a halt to offshore wind power for UK


The chief executive of Centrica says the UK government ought to desist from building offshore wind farms and save £96bn in the process.

Wind power wins in Denmark


The Danish Energy Association (DEA) has released analysis showing that wind power has overtaken all other fuel sources as the cheapest new form of electricity in the country.