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Westinghouse stops work on South Carolina nuclear plant

Westinghouse stops work on South Carolina nuclear plant

Westinghouse has suspended work on two nuclear reactors in South Carolina. The plant, known as the VC Summer plant, has experienced spiralling costs. This plant and Plant Vogtle in Georgia have caused severe financial problems for Westinghouse, which led the company to file for bankruptcy in March. Analysis has shown […]

US to export coal to Ukraine

US to export coal to Ukraine

The US will begin exporting coal to Ukraine. US company Xcoal Energy & Resources have signed a contract to supply one of the largest power companies in Ukraine, Centrenergo PJSC with over 700,000 tons of steam coal. A spokesperson for Xcoal, Ted O’Brien, said: “It was very much the result […]

WERDER, GERMANY - OCTOBER 30:  Wind turbines stand behind a solar power park on October 30, 2013 near Werder, Germany. The German Social Democrats (SPD) and Christian Democrats (CDU and CSU) are currently in the midst of negotiations to form a new German government and renewable energy policy is among their main points of discussion.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

RET distorts energy markets – Wood Mackenzie

Leading international group Wood Mackenzie has criticised the Australian Renewable Energy Target (RET) for distorting the energy markets. The Study by the group said that the RET created artificial incentives to move toward renewable energy without managing the impact on the grid of the intermittency of renewables. Saul Kavonic, an […]

Shell to become UK electricity supplier

Shell to become UK electricity supplier

Royal Dutch Shell is to launch itself as an electricity utility in the UK. The second largest oil company in the World has applied for a licence to supply power to businesses across the UK. Part of this move is the assumption of power supply to 600 sites that the […]

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 17:  Electricity pylons are seen on October 17, 2013 near Bristol, England. British Gas, who supply energy to almost eight million households in the UK, have announced price increases of at least 8.4% which will come into effect on November 23, 2013.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Energy price review fails to deal with crux of the problems

A review into the cost of energy in the UK does not have the power to recommend tax changes. The UK government announced a review into energy prices on Sunday. The review will be lead by Dieter Helm, an oxford academic. This government announcement comes a week after British Gas […]

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Myanmar turns to China to keep lights on

Rapidly developing Myanmar is turning to China to end the country’s ongoing power shortages and blackouts, according to an exclusive report by Reuters. Government officials have revealed that there are ongoing discussions between the two nations to interconnect their electricity supplies. Myanmar’s major cities continue to suffer regular blackouts and […]

US producing and consuming more coal in 2017

US producing and consuming more coal in 2017

The United States’ production and consumption of coal is growing as the country, new figures show. The Government’s Energy Information Administration new statistics show that production has increased by 7% when compared with 2016 and consumption has increased by 3.2%. The rise comes as the states of Wyoming and Montana […]

Concept: High Energy Costs

1 in 3 people worried about energy prices ahead of winter

A new survey has revealed that one in three people in Britain are concerned about the cost of energy as winter rapidly approaches. The findings by consumer group uSwitch show that more than 50 percent of those surveyed were struggling to pay their bills. uSwitch’s findings come as British Gas, […]