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Group of six utilities call for stronger ETS

Six major energy companies have come together to call on the European Union to develop a more effective emissions trading system or ETS.

EPH bid for Rybnik coal-fired power plant

EPH has reportedly placed a bid to take over EDF's Rybnik coal-fired power plant in Poland, according to local media.

Vattenfall receives one binding offer for German coal fleet

Vattenfall has received a binding offer for its lignite assets in Germany, but the company's general difficulty in offloading its coal-fired power fleet in Germany is greatly troubling the states affected.

Difficulty in offloading lignite assets may force Vattenfall re-think

Swedish utility Vattenfall may have to change tactics in order to successfully sell its German lignite coal-fired power assets.

Czech Vattenfall deal may falter on government’s strategy

CEZ's bid to acquire Vattenfall's lignite coal-fired power plants hinge on the German government's ultimate plans for the fuel source's phase-out.

Steag linked with bid for Vattenfall coal power assets

Steag, the hard coal-fired power generation plant operator, is said to be expressing an interest in Vattenfall's lignite power assets in Germany.

Greenpeace makes move on Vattenfall German coal assets

Greenpeace appears to be backing up its rhetoric by making a formal bid for Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.

Vattenfall’s German coal plants targeted by Czech interests

EPH and PPF, two privately owned Czech energy companies along with the country's chief investment group PPF, are to bid for a portfolio of German lignite and hydroelectric power stations being sold by Sweden's Vattenfall.

Vattenfall coal-fired power plants sale back on the table

Swedish utility Vattenfall's long-delayed sale of its German lignite assets has been revived, thanks to a beneficial change in Germany's policy towards coal.

Limitations of battery storage demonstrated in French project

The Nice Grid, a major pilot project designed to improve the integration of renewables on to the grid, has provided some telling data so far on the limitations of the technology.