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Urgency for new gas plant in Malta after blackout

The Maltese government has promised that a new gas-fired power plant will be added to the country's grid soon after power blackouts on Tuesday left the public frustrated.

Wärtsilä and Shanghai Electric in gas engine deal for Malta power plant

Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has signed a deal with China's Shanghai Electric Power to convert a heavy fuel oil plant in Malta to run on natural gas.

Malta-Sicily interconnector reaches testing phase

The 120 kilometre Malta-Sicily subsea interconnector has reached testing phase after a year-long delay.

Malta seeking EU funding for offshore wind farm project

The Maltese government is part of an international consortium that has recently submitted a proposal to the European Commission to be eligible for the funding of a €30m research project dealing with deep offshore wind farms under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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Leading figures within the International Energy Agency (IEA) have highlighted the poor adoption rates of carbon capture and storage technology.

Getting connected: Establishing Europe’s supergrid

Just a year ago, Günther Oettinger, the European Union's (EU)commissioner for Energy, was pressing member states to increase interconnectivity of electricity grids more rapidly than previously. His call was in response to that of developers of low-carbon generation for a steer on Europe's drive towards a single electricity market. Unsurprisingly, the initiative has suffered setbacks in light of the economic gridlock that has all but paralysed investment.

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The European Commission has earmarked €1.25bn ($1.63bn) for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, €500m for offshore wind projects and €1.75bn for gas and electricity interconnection projects from leftover funds.

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