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Mexico to cut CO2 emissions by 2012

  • 7 years ago (2010-09-03)

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said that his country will reduce the carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions by 50 million tons by the end of 2012, thus becoming the first developing country to achieve this goal.

CERC asked to approve Indian renewable energy certificate contracts

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-30)
  • David Flin

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India (PXI), both involved in day-ahead energy trading, have approached India’s central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) asking for the introduction of renewable energy certificate (REC) contracts.

Vietnam to build another hydropower plant in Laos

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-28)
  • David Flin

The V&H Corporation of Vietnam has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Laos Government to build the Lower Sekong Hydropower Plant, with a design capacity of 80 MW.

Statoil to build world’s first commercial floating wind farm in Scottish waters

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-27)
  • David Flin

The Scottish Government has announced that it has accepted a proposal from Statoil, Norway’s largest energy company, to commercially test its Hywind floating wind turbines in deep water either off the coast of Lewis or Aberdeenshire.

Reliance Power to invest $5 billion in South Sumatra coal

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-25)
  • David Flin

India’s Reliance Power has announced that it will invest $5 billion to develop three coal mines and a railway in Indonesia’s South Sumatra, to help support the company’s ambitious domestic programme to boost electricity programme.

Nigerian government approves sale of 11 power distribution firms

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-24)
  • David Flin

The Nigerian government has announced the approval of steps for the sale of 11 power firms, in a bid to solve the power supply situation.

Nigeria begins discussions on IPP tariffs

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-23)
  • David Flin

Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) has started consultations with IPPs to determine an appropriate level of tariff. This follows the Federal Government’s directive to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to review electricity subsidy to ensure that the tariffs reflect the cost of power supply.

Turkey to start privatisation of electricity generation

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-21)
  • David Flin

Ahmet Aksu, Vice President of the Turkish Privatisation Authority, has said that the country will soon start to privatise electricity generation.

Yukon blackout caused by employee error

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-20)
  • David Flin

Employee error caused the grid that serves the southern Yukon in Canada to suddenly switch off on 19 August, leaving approximately 14,000 customers without power.

Kenyan Government to reduce stake in KenGen

  • 7 years ago (2010-08-19)
  • David Flin

Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen), Kenya’s largest power producer, has said that it has appointed an adviser to help it find a buyer for 19 per cent of the Kenyan government’s stake, reducing the government’s holding from 70 per cent to 51 per cent.