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E.ON reduces size of British wind farm


The Rampion wind farm off the coast of Brighton, southern England is to be reduced in size, following concerns about visual impact on the local environment.

Coal to remain dominant despite decline says report


A study by consultancy Frost & Sullivan predicts coal is set to generate nearly 34 per cent of global electricity in 2030, with investment driven by China and India.

Nuclear and renewables to benefit in $2trn Chinese anti-pollution drive


The practicalities behind the China-US agreement on emissions last week are coming into focus.

Turkey and US sign wind power deal


Turkey and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to increase their co-operation on wind power.

Global wind power expansion for GE


General Electric is looking to build its global portfolio of wind power projects, and plans to have a presence in 35 countries next year.

Securing the future of offshore wind: steps to reducing the cost of energy


Offshore wind as a source of energy is still unknown in many parts of the world. In other parts it is still a distant dream and only a small amount of the global population understand the enormous potential this technology has, and how it can impact the world and our efforts to achieve a low carbon future.

China Three Gorges prepares for diversified future


The China Three Gorges Group are planning to diversify its engineering activities, as it prepares for the prospect of less opportunities in the hydroelectric power space.

Brazil to leapfrog US as world’s biggest biopower market


Brazil is poised to overtake the US as the world’s leading biopower market according to new research.

Brazil holds renewable energy auctions


Brazil has held several renewable energy auctions over the past several weeks. One of the most important, the nation's first solar auction, awarded 500 MW in projects.

Brazilian wind and biogas projects to encourage foreign investment


Brazil's Ministry of Energy has included a 29.5 MW biogas plant and a further 54 MW of wind power in the government's Regime for Infrastructure Development (REIDI).

Alstom chief optimistic wind industry can get costs down


The vice president of Alstom Power’s Offshore Wind division believes the wind power industry can reduce its costs by 35 to 40 per cent by 2020, as targeted.

IEA says energy system stresses cannot be ignored


The world’s policymakers must not lose sight of the long-term signs of stress that are emerging in the global energy system, the International Energy Agency warned today at the launch of its annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report in London.

Power and utility M&A deals hit $38bn in Q3


The European power and utilities market is attracting increasing numbers of foreign investors, especially from China, as the value of global merger and acquisition activity in the third quarter of this year hit $38.6bn.

Tablets maximising use of on-site renewables


Residents in Scottish eco-village Findhorn can download ‘renewable energy forecasts’ via their tablet computer to tell them when locally-produced renewable power is available.

Siemens energy division profits tumble


Faulty wind turbines were instrumental in disappointing profit results for Siemens energy announced mid-week.

Work commences on Africa’s largest wind power project


The $780m Lake Turkana wind power (LTWP) development in northern Kenya has commenced construction.

Vestas to provide 20 turbines for Turkish project


Vestas has received an order for 20 wind turbines from Steag for the Suloglu wind power plant in Edirne, Western Turkey.

DNV GL modelling shows potential to reduce wind power costs


DNV GL were recent winners of an E.ON-organised competition to test accuracy in wind power computer modelling.

Power Engineering International Newscast


This week's Power Engineering International Newscast features stories from Europe, China, India, North Africa and North America.

Gamesa to invest $127m in Indian wind power market


Gamesa’s Executive Chairman, Ignacio Martin has told Indian journalists that the company wishes to invest €100m in India over the next five years, making it one of the leading export markets for the wind power company.