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Europe takes Germany and UK to task over coal-fired power plant issues


The European Commission is threatening fines over issues connected to coal-fired power plants in both Germany and the UK.

Green light for $2.16bn subsea power link


The deal will enable Britain to benefit from Norwegian hydroelectric power, when the country’s own wind energy runs low.

Hungary to follow Finnish model to satisfy EU on nuclear power deal

26/03/2015 The Hungarian government has accepted recommendations from the European Commission that may enable the Paks II nuclear power pl...

German government planning 4 GW reserve capacity scheme

24/03/2015 A document from the German government proposes the construction of eight new power plants providing around 4 GW in back-up capa...

Nexans to reinforce Belgian grid

24/03/2015 Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), has selected Nexans extra-high voltage cable systems for the major Stevin...

Armenia and Georgia to get $123m transmission link

23/03/2015 A €113m ($123m) electricity transmission line is to be built to connect Armenia and Georgia and close “a missing link in the re...

Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum

23/03/2015 The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, ...

Europe's grid rises to the occasion


Fluctuations in photovoltaic power generation failed to take Europe's grid offline during today's solar eclipse.

ABB wins $900m Nordlink interconnection deal

20/03/2015 ABB has won orders worth around $900m for engineering work on NordLink, the first interconnection between the Norwegian and Ger...

E.ON gas-fired power plant set for permanent closure in England

20/03/2015 Killingholme combined cycle gas power station in north Lincolnshire, England has stopped contributing to the UK national grid a...

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