Iberdrola is selling all its indirect shareholding in four Guatemalan utilities to the Columbian company Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for $326.45m as it tightens its focus on Mexico and Brazil.

 Traditionally, bottom ash has been handled in a wet condition via established technologies such as impounded hoppers or submerged scrapper conveyors. A more modern approach has been to develop dry techniques that offer the following advantages, including increased thermal efficiency and reduction of unburned carbon, the removal of water systems and treatment and an improvement in ash quality. 

Italian company Enel has formed a joint venture with French company EDF to build and operate at least four nuclear reactors in Italy.

UK energy watchdog Ofgem has launched a formal investigation into RWE npower and the methods the UK’s fourth-biggest gas and electricity group uses to sign up customers.

French nuclear energy firm Areva has raised its bid for Repower to €140 ($186) per share, beating India’s Suzlon Energy’s bid and securing a 30 per cent stake in the German wind turbine maker.