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US secures position as energy exporter

US secures position as energy exporter

Growing demand for shale gas, oil and coal has ensured the US has achieved its goal of becoming a net export of energy, according to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report. While there have been a number of examples of countries switching from being a net energy exporter to […]

UK coal powering France

UK coal powering France

France is importing coal power from Britain as temperatures plummet. There are currently 19 nuclear reactors offline in France, partly due to safety checks taking place across the system. One of the largest power stations in France, Tricastin, was recently closed by the French regulator to address flood risks, accounting […]

Centrica proposes shifting £5bn in green energy costs out of bills

Centrica proposes shifting £5bn in green energy costs out of bills

The group chief executive of Centrica, Iain Conn, has called for fairer funding of green energy costs and has set out plans to reform the energy market. The proposals look at how to make funding for cleaner power generation and energy efficiency fairer by removing it from energy bills, which […]

German coalition negotiations collapse amidst energy, migration disputes

German coalition negotiations collapse amidst energy, migration disputes

Discussions to form a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the four parties involved have failed to resolve issues over energy and migration. Leader of the Free Democrats (FDP), Christian Lindner, said: “The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of […]

First shipment of US coal arriving in Poland

First shipment of US coal arriving in Poland

Weglokoks, Poland’s state coal trader, is about to receive its first shipment of US coal with another three expected over the next seven months. The shipment follows a burgeoning friendship between Poland and the United States as both nations seek to guarantee jobs and energy security through coal power. On […]

Energy leaders concerned over closing storage facilities

Energy leaders concerned over closing storage facilities

The UK’s largest energy users have written to the government to address energy security following the closure of the biggest storage site in the country. In a letter to energy secretary, Greg Clark, leaders of trade associations asked the government to reassess its energy supply crunching due to the risk […]

Over-reliance on renewables threatens UK energy security

Over-reliance on renewables threatens UK energy security

According to a new study, the energy system in the UK will become increasingly susceptible to British weather as a result of the rise of wind and solar power. The study by Bloomberg News Energy Finance (BNEF) projects that half of all electricity will come from wind and solar by […]

US grid regulator could reward coal power plants

US grid regulator could reward coal power plants

The top US grid regulator wants to assist coal and nuclear while it determines whether it provides vital services to the grid, which could take up to two years. Acting head of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Neil Chatterjee, said the plan would allow power plants to recuperate costs through […]