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Bayer lauds ‘perfect suitability’ of CHP for its chemical operations

German pharmaceutical, chemical and life science giant, Bayer, greatly appreciates the role combined heat and power is playing in facilitating its operations.

Could utilities have adapted quicker to the global clean energy transition?

In an interview not long before the end of his presidency, Barack Obama was asked why it was proving so difficult to make the kind of radical changes people expected of his term in office.

World’s largest chemical producer ‘convinced’ on merits of combined heat and...

BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer has put its faith in combined heat and power plants (CHP), as a means of efficiently serving its facilities energy needs.

EU fast tracks $1.1bn Ireland-France power link ahead of Brexit

The European Union is fast-tracking a $1.1bn power interconnection project between Ireland and France as part of an overall effort to improve the bloc’s security of supply.

‘Energiewende has made things worse for climate’ says report

As Bonn this week hosts the COP23 climate talks, a new report claims that Germany’s Energiewende programme “has made things worse for the climate”.

Germany’s ‘Jamaica Coalition’ moves closer as greens agree compromise

Germany’s Green Party has agreed to compromise its initial position on coal power and fossil-powered cars in a bid to help form the country’s government with two other parties.

Is gas power about to supersede coal in Germany?

Germany has long been lauded for its Energiewende policy, but its achievement in facilitating renewables has been somewhat tainted by a continuing reliance on coal-fired power. With the German General Election coming up on the 24th September, there are some soundings that the relationship with coal is about to change, but not everyone is convinced.

Positive forecast for CHP in post-election Germany

Germany will stage its general election on the 24th September and there is debate about the potential impact on the country’s energy policy, once the victors are known.

Energy association chief says Germany ought to favour gas over coal

The head of Germany’s biggest energy industry associations, BDEW, or Federal Association of Energy and Water Management says the government ought to be using gas-fired power to backbone the Energiewende, or energy transition.

EU coal lobby threatens legal action over regulations

The European coal power lobby is consulting its members about a potential lawsuit, after new European Commission regulations introduced stricter measures on the industry’s emissions.

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