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India embraces advanced coal technology

India embraces advanced coal technology

India has committed to exploiting advanced ‘super-critical’ coal technology as the basis for meeting the country’s substantial energy demands, whilst also meeting ambitious climate targets. Energy minister Shri Piyush Goyal hailed the technology as he announced plans to phase out 11,000 MW worth of the oldest power plants over the […]

24-state coalition challenges Obama’s energy legacy

24-state coalition challenges Obama’s energy legacy

It has been reported that, this week, a 24-state strong coalition has urged the incoming Republican administration to withdraw from Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ and take steps to ensure that similar legislation is prevented from taking shape in the future. The bi-partisan letter was penned by the West Virginia and […]

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper speaks at the Labour Party conference on September 25, 2013 in Brighton, England. Party leader Ed Miliband will take part in a question and answer session later on the last day of conference.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Renewed call for UK Carbon Capture investment

The UK Government has said it is to look again at investing in carbon capture and storage. The Government is relooking at the technology after a parliamentary report in September called for the North Sea to be utilised. Speaking today before the Commons’ Business Committee, Energy Secretary Greg Clark told […]

UK jobs at risk after wind power firm collapse

UK jobs at risk after wind power firm collapse

The jobs of 45 workers at two wind power manufacturing firms in the UK have been plunged into doubt after the Canadian owners filed for bankruptcy. Endurance Wind Power (UK) and Endurance Manufacturing (UK), which installed and maintained small wind turbines at sites across the country, have been placed into […]

Trump announces new Energy Secretary

Trump announces new Energy Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry will be his appointee for the cabinet role of Energy Secretary. They will be responsible for implementing Donald Trump’s pledges to remove regulations on shale gas and clean coal which he said would be repealed within 100 days […]

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  A man cycles past a disused power plant in the New Brighton Township on June 24, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The New Brighton Township was established in 1903, making it one of the Eastern Cape's, and South Africa's oldest townships. The Xhosa make up the majority of the people who live in New Brighton and surrounding townships which was originally used to accommodate British soldiers during the Anglo-Boer War. During the years of apartheid it was home to the first cell of the African National Congress's military wing, and home to former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Bloomberg confirms ‘key role’ for coal and gas in alleviating energy poverty

New research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance has confirmed the key role that coal and gas will play in alleviating energy poverty for ‘millions of people’ in the developing world. Bloomberg’s Climatescope project, funded by the UK Department for International Development and USAID, found that 2015 was a record year […]

Deutsche Bank expert blames renewables for impending rise in UK energy costs

Deutsche Bank expert blames renewables for impending rise in UK energy costs

A leading financial expert for Deutsche Bank has warned that the cost of energy in the UK will rise next year because of renewables and upgrades to the network. Deutsche Bank’s Martin Brough said “we expect the UK energy retail market to face upward pricing pressure in 2017 from costs […]

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$2.5bn deal for Dubai clean coal

Hassyan Energy has secured financing from lenders to proceed with the oil-rich Gulf’s first clean coal power plant it was announced today. The 2.4GW project which we have previously reported on is a joint venture between the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (51 per cent) and a consortium including Saudi […]