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Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has warned against a prevalence of smaller power plants bidding into the upcoming capacity auctions. “Almost 4 GW of diesel gen as the low-CAPEX option seems to be preferred by capacity markets. However, these…
Targets for 2030 set out by the EU to tackle climate change need to combine policy with consideration of technology to achieve success, delegates at the Gas to Power UK Forum in London heard. “Technology is not more important than…
In Britain's upcoming first-ever capacity auction, UK Power Reserve will be trying to place 1.8 GW of new-build distributed power projects – the single largest decentralised generation strategy of any independent provider. "We have multiple sites which can generate 20 MW…
Though the UK's first ever capacity auction will be held in December, some developers warn it fails to achieve its aim of guaranteeing long-term supply security as it favours existing gas and even coal power plants, but does not sufficiently…
Emission reductions in the United States, promised as part of a climate deal with China, cannot be solely achieved from fossil-fuel power plants but it will take a broader effort from the entire hydrocarbon sector, according to Environmental Protection Agency…
To tackle Europe's biggest strategic weaknesses – dependence on Russian gas and uncompetitive power prices – the new EU energy commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, has called on member states to smoothen disparities in electricity tax rates, network tariffs and related…
"Alongside securing supply, delivering shale is my top energy priority," Britain's energy minister Matthew Hancock has stressed, warning that leaving shale gas in the ground means missing out on the potential for up to £10 billion in economic return and…
Time is of the essence for Canadian LNG projects to come to fruition, but the latest Russia-China deal for a second gas pipeline is threatening to reduce the potential of North American gas exports to China – Asia's fasted growing…
The North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) has identified new challenges for grid reliability raised by increased renewable resources, power plant retirements and distributed generation power. The changes were announced in the organisation's latest long-term reliability assessment, a 10-year forecast…
SSE, one of the Big Six energy suppliers in Britain, has said the outcome of the country's first capacity market auction, scheduled for December 16, will determine whether it will make any final investment decision (FID) on thermal generation plants,…
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