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India needs to expand the role of renewables and grid reliability to tackle “significant challenges” in the power sector if it aims to achieve its low-carbon growth strategy, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). To do…
The Brazilian government’s Energy Research Office (EPE) expects 20GW of gas-fired capacity to bid into planned energy auctions later this year. The auctions will take place in September and October this year and 36 gas power plants are expected to…
U.S. power plant developer Global Edison is to build a new 1,500 MW gas-fired plant in Anambra State, Nigeria. The plant is expected to cost a total of $2.5 billion and will be fuelled by gas from the Nigeria’s eastern…
The government of Tanzania is keen to implement reforms to increase gas and coal power capacity in a bid to meet increasing shortfall in electricity generation. Grid operator Tanesco said this week that only two independent power producers are currently generating electricity in the country despite pressure…
Israel's Public Utilities Authority (PUA) has issued new guidelines for power generators of how to handle domestic gas supply shortages. In such circumstances, private power producers will take priority as state-owned utility Israel Electric Corp (IEC) can switch to alternative fuels, such as gasoil or fuel oil.
Senate committees in Mexico have backed laws that regulate the opening of state-run oil and gas industries to private investment. The latest bill includes a raft of secondary laws supporting energy reforms, including a hydrocarbons law, which sets out contracts,…
Questioning the government's ability to predict the UK's future power demand and criticising its risk appetite, analysts at Cornwall Energy suggest the 53 GW of de-rated capacity up for grabs in the upcoming capacity auctions would be" larger than necessary"…
The UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has announced that the government will procure a total of 53.3 GW of power generation capacity in upcoming capacity auctions. While the main parameters for the December auctions had…
After relying on shale gas for over a decade, public opinion in the Texan town of Denton has shifted and the city council is considering imposing a ban on fracking as inhabitants want to preserve the livability of their surroundings.
Almost half of Europe's energy consumption is used for industrial processes and to heat and cool building, but policy makers at the European Commission are dragging their feet to assess how heat-related policies could help meet Europe's energy efficiency objectives…
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