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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (right) joins NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez  (left) on a tour of the Petra Nova carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery system on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston. Petra Nova, a 50-50 joint venture by NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, captures more than 90 percent of CO2 from a 240 MW equivalent slipstream of flue gas off an existing coal-fueled electrical generating unit at the WA Parish power plant and uses it to increase oil production at a mature oil field owned by Petra Nova and Hilcorp Energy.

US energy secretary orders study on impact of renewables on the US electric grid

US Secretary of State for energy, Rick Perry, has ordered the department of energy to conduct a study into the effect of renewable energy on the United States’ electricity grid. The study will examine whether federal environmental policies have jeopardised the grid’s capacity to generate baseload power. Perry’s has also […]

Theresa May calls election for June 8

Theresa May calls election for June 8

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has addressed the media and said that she will seek Parliament’s approval for an election to be held on June 8. What are the major energy issues this election? One area is the price of energy and the impacts of Government decisions on […]

UK to scrap key renewable energy target after Brexit

UK to scrap key renewable energy target after Brexit

The UK Government has confirmed that it will scrap a major renewable energy target following Brexit. Government sources told the Telegraph that the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, which requires EU member states to generate 20 percent of their energy from renewables, is likely to be part of a bonfire of […]

UK to scrap key renewable energy target after Brexit

UK to scrap key renewable energy target after Brexit

The UK Government has confirmed that it will scrap a major renewable energy target following Brexit. Government sources told the Telegraph that the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, which requires EU member states to generate 20 percent of their energy from renewables, is likely to be part of a bonfire of […]

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Brexit concerns over UK energy security

The UK’s exit from the European Union has raised serious questions about the security of energy supply. The UK currently relies on natural gas to power the economy. The UK’s North sea supplies are rapidly declining and attempts to replicate a US style fracking ‘revolution’ have been unsuccessful. In the […]

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UK electricity costs soar 32% in just a year

Electricity providers are facing higher costs in order to supply power to customers due to a smaller gap between supply and demand as well as green taxes. Wholesale electricity prices which are determined based on trading amongst the generators, suppliers and networks have soared by 32% in just 12 months. […]

CCS global value will top $8 billion by 2025

CCS global value will top $8 billion by 2025

The market value of global carbon capture and storage will exceed $8.75 billion by 2025, a report by a leading research body, Grand View Research, has found. A combination of the growth in awareness of the potential of carbon capture technology and growing commitment to reducing emissions will fuel the […]

UK government to intervene in energy market after price hikes

UK government to intervene in energy market after price hikes

The UK government is set to announce a price cap on energy bills after EDF revealed it plans to raise its tariffs for the second time since the start of the year. Despite raising prices by 8.4 per cent in March, the French energy giant will push through a second […]