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 Reuters.com 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

Czech minister wants power price limits for industry as part of broader aid

Czech Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura takes part in a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The Czech government will look at putting a limit on industrial electricity bills at the same time as it … Read more

Supply constraints delaying US solar sector’s boom from new climate law – market report

An aerial view shows solar panels made by First Solar, during a tour of the Overland Park Solar Array in Toledo, Ohio, US, October 5, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Picture taken October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Dane Rhys/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 8 (Reuters) – US solar energy … Read more

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

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com 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 Reuters.com Register Sept 7 (Reuters) – US power … Read more

Italy’s industry lobby warns of “economic earthquake” from energy prices

Docks are seen during sunset at the Industrial port of Marghera in the lagoon of Venice, northern Italy, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Italy must respond to an “economic earthquake” from rising energy costs, the head of the country’s business lobby … Read more

EU sets sights on energy market reform as prices soar

High-voltage power lines and electricity pylons stand near an array of solar panels from a solar energy park in Saelices, Spain, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Susana Vera Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Countries await EU proposal to curb energy prices EU ministers to hold emergency talks on Sept 9 Support grows among … 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

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

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 Reuters.com Register Economy minister says nuclear plants save minimal gas May have to keep plant running in … Read more