China warns coal companies against dual contracts, keep prices stable

Chimneys of coal-fired power plant are seen next to residential houses at night in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, Sept 15 (Reuters) – China’s state economic planner on Thursday warned coal companies operating at ports in the Bohai Bay region … Read more

PKN Orlen invests in high-tech wind turbine and infrastructure inspection companies

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register GDANSK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Poland’s biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen (PKN.WA) has invested in two companies that make systems that improve wind turbine efficiency and carry out automated infrastructure inspections. The investments are in Eologix Sensor Technology and Invert Robotics Group and were made through … Read more

US power use to reach record high in 2022 as economy grows -EIA

Power lines are shown as California consumers prepare for more possible outages following weekend outages to reduce system strain during a brutal heat wave amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Carlsbad, California, US, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 7 (Reuters) – US power … Read more

India to start economic partnership talks with Bangladesh

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NEW DELHI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – India will start talks on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) with Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, aiming to finalize it when the South Asian nation graduates to become a developing country by. 2026. Bangladesh is … Read more

China coal shares soar as investors bet economics trump emissions

Imported coal is seen lifted by cranes from a coal cargo ship at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SHANGHAI, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Investors are snapping up China’s coal stocks, betting the country’s urgency to revive economic growth will override … Read more

Australia needs new power generation to avoid blackouts – market operator

MELBOURNE, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Two Australian states face blackout risks within two years as coal-fired power plants shut, electricity demand increases and transmission projects get delayed, the country’s energy market operator warned on Wednesday. South Australia, the state most reliant on wind and solar power, faces electricity shortages from the second half of 2023 … Read more

Massive renewable energy needed to power Australia to net zero economy by 2050 – study

Solar system installer Thomas Bywater adjusts new solar panels on the roof of a house in Sydney August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MELBOURNE, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Australia will have to invest in renewable energy and carbon capture and storage at unprecedented speed and scale … Read more

Octopus Energy buys stake in solar and battery business Exagen

Aug 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Octopus Energy Group has bought a 24% stake in large-scale battery developer and solar power company Exagen through a new renewables fund, it said on Wednesday. The Exagen stake is the debut investment for the Octopus Energy Development Partnership (OEDP), which is managed by Octopus Energy Generation and has earmarked … Read more

As Mexico stalls major solar projects, companies turn to smaller workarounds

Workers install solar panels on the roof of the Central de Abastos wholesale market as part of a roof-top solar project run by the local government to become the world’s biggest urban solar farm, in Mexico City, Mexico July 27, 2022.REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MEXICO CITY, Aug … Read more

German economy minister rules out keeping nuclear plants running to save gas

German Economy and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck speaks during a news conference on the future use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), in Berlin, Germany August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Economy minister says nuclear plants save minimal gas May have to keep plant running in … Read more