India's power equipment and infrastructure firm Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has commissioned a 250 MW coal-fired unit in Bihar that is a part of a joint venture between the state-run electricity firm NTPC and Indian Railways.
Magnus Hall, the chief executive of Vattenfall, has called on the German government to provide a clear date for coal power phase-out and put more emphasis on combined heat and power.
The head of sales at Gazprom-owned wholesaler Wingas, says the German government’s aim of doubling its renewable power capacity by 2030 will not succeed without the use of gas-fired power as back-up.
Eggborough power plant in East Yorkshire is to close, leaving England and Wales with just six coal-fired power plants.
The head of RWE’s UK unit says the fate of gas power in the country is still uncertain despite it currently being the leading source of power generation in the country, with coal’s decline.
A House of Lords parliamentary committee has requested a full study be made on the likely impact of Brexit on both energy supply and prices for the UK.
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Bulgaria, currently holding the floating EU presidency, has appealed to Brussels to relax the rules around using coal-fired power generation.