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15 10 2021 | 14:46

EU outlines short and long-term answer to global energy price surge

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (13 October) a “toolbox” of measures  EU countries will be able to draw from when responding to rising energy prices in the short term, while pointing to…

11 10 2021 | 13:03

India’s new gas infrastructure investment must be part of a balancing act

Vital fiscal and environmental queries in optimising role of gas in transition to clean energy for cooking and mobility India’s strategy to cover unmet energy requirements by creating dual…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

UK electricity to be powered by clean energy sources from 2035, Boris Johnson says

Ambition set out in run-up to crucial COP26 summit in November All electricity in the UK should be produced from clean sources by 2035, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced.

01 10 2021 | 12:25

European glass-glass PV modules particularly climate-friendly

Researchers at the Fraunhofer ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the EU produce 40 per cent less CO2 emissions than modules manufactured in China. See here why that…

24 09 2021 | 14:31

AEP to close both units at 2,600MW Rockport coal plant by end of 2028

American Electric Power Co. Inc. could shut down both units at its massive Rockport coal plant in Indiana before the end of 2028 after reaching a settlement agreement with numerous parties, including…

16 09 2021 | 15:10

Biden unveils plan for solar power to produce 45% of US electricity by 2050

Solar power could reach 40 per cent by 2035 by doubling the installation of solar energy annually, according to new study. The Biden administration has issued a plan to increase the country’s…

16 09 2021 | 12:44

DNV warns ‘green’ electrification will not be enough to reach net zero target by 2050

The DNV report states the world would still not achieve the Paris Agreement goals, even if all electricity is ‘green’ from now on, due to the slow scaling of alternative green energy resources. DNV’…

10 09 2021 | 13:11

Hi-tech wooden flooring can turn footsteps into electricity

Swiss scientists develop prototype ‘nanogenerator’ that produces renewable energy when trodden on Scientists have developed technology that can turn footsteps into electricity. By tapping into an…

27 08 2021 | 12:43

Ethiopia plans 71 power projects worth $40 billion over next decade

Ethiopian Electric Power stated that the country has planned to build 71 power projects demanding over 40 billion USD over the next 10 years. Ethiopian Electric CEO, Andualem Siae said the project…

12 07 2021 | 12:15

Australia: ESB reform of electricity system needs to plan for a zero emissions future

IEEFA's submission to the ESB post 2025 electricity market design options Australia has a huge opportunity to become one of the first countries to fully transition to a zero-emissions electricity…

15 06 2021 | 14:52

Ramaphosa Cuts Red Tape to Ease Blackouts Hobbling South Africa

South Africa’s government will allow private investors to build their own power plants with up to 100 megawatts of generating capacity without requiring a license, in a bid to address the nation’s…

02 06 2021 | 11:10

Mozambique launches build of new $1bn power projects.

Temane initiative is a regional game-changer, says developer. Maputo  — Mozambique on Monday began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern…

26 05 2021 | 07:46

Ed’s note: Is renewable energy breaking the electricity network?

A decade has passed since the inception of South Africa’s renowned renewable energy auction programme – the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). In reality,…

25 05 2021 | 13:27

Zero-emission, all-electric flight is closer than you think.

Canada-based seaplane airline Harbour Air aims to offer zero-emission, all-electric commercial flights by 2022. “There is a big revolution on the way,” CEO and founder Greg McDougall tells Energy…

15 05 2021 | 12:46

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour.

A carbon-neutral tour off Húsavík, in north Iceland, makes for a greener, more peaceful experience for visitors and sea creatures ‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50…

11 05 2021 | 09:56

U.K. Grid Installs New Kit to Stop Green Power Going to Waste.

National Grid Plc is installing new technology on the U.K. network that will remove bottlenecks of renewable power and free up enough power to supply a million homes that would otherwise be wasted.…

06 05 2021 | 16:44

Consultants poised to make more than $1 billion from bankrupt Puerto Rico utility.

Huge consulting fees highlight systemic problems with reform of island utility. April 29, 2021 (IEEFA) ⎼ The transformation and financial restructuring of Puerto Rico’s bankrupt electric power…

06 05 2021 | 16:13

Costly electricity bars Kenya from becoming energy-secure country.

Expensive pricing has hit Kenya’s transition into an energy-secure country over the past decade, a new index shows, despite improvements in customer connections, uptake of renewable energy and high…

03 05 2021 | 07:57

State to save Kenya Power from KenGen direct sales.

Loss-making Kenya Power got a huge reprieve after the Ministry of Energy announced it will restrict Kenya Electricity Generating Company  KenGen) plans to sell power directly to consumers. State-…

03 05 2021 | 07:34

Electricity is infrastructure: Why the grid matters more than ever.

The American Jobs Plan and other government measures could spark a reinvention of the power grid. What counts as infrastructure these days?