World Regions

All news, project announcements, reports, trends and whitepapers concerning the power generation sector across all world regions.

Ed’s note: Energy transition causing big change on small islands

Besides the fact that islands are most at risk of rising sea levels caused by climate change, their remote position makes them vulnerable in terms of energy security. Interesting initiatives are developing to stimulate an energy transition, writes Pamela Largue.
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MHPS maintains leadership in global heavy-duty gas turbines market

MHPS continues to lead the power generation industry in global market share year-to-date for heavy duty gas turbines (100MW and above).
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Climate laws and declining prices to expand global gas industry post-pandemic

The global gas use is set to fall by around 4% in 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic reduces energy consumption across the global economies.

Offshore wind to reach over 234GW by 2030 led by Asia-Pacific

GWEC has released the second edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the offshore wind sector globally with the latest data and analysis.

Ed’s note: Green is the new black for BP

Don’t under-estimate the importance of BP’s news this week that it will radically reduce its oil and gas activities in favour of a surge of investment in renewables, hydrogen and electric vehicles.

BP announces ambitious net zero strategy after record second-quarter losses

bp's new strategy will reshape its business from being an oil company to an integrated energy company focused on delivering solutions for customers.

Compensation vital for coal phase-out and just energy transition

Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early, a new paper published in Nature Climate Change today recommends.

Ed’s note: Let’s break convention and stop saying ‘conventional’

For decades 'conventional' meant coal and gas-fired power, nuclear and probably hydropower. In turn that meant all renewables were therefore ‘unconventional’.

Hydrogen Council adds new members including Microsoft and Baker Hughes

The global coalition pushing for a power generation transition to zero carbon hydrogen has added a list of big corporate names to its membership.

More advanced wind turbines leading to greater fire risk

The wind turbine industry should expect 1-2 catastrophic fire incidents at an average wind farm during the lifecycle of a wind turbine.

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