Germany’s Federal Cabinet has adopted a national renewable energy action plan presented by the country’s Environment Minister, Norbert Röttgen.
The French power company GDF-Suez has announced that it plans to make a significant investment in a series of energy projects in Chile and Peru.
In Maharashtra state, India, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has granted an extension to the tariff fixed for bagasse-based cogeneration projects up until March 2011.
It has been reported that about $80 billion worth of investment is needed in Saudi Arabia by 2018 to meet rising power demands in the country.
Brazil’s state-controlled power company Eletrobras plans to invest up to $500 million in transmission projects in the USA starting in 2011, according to Eletrobras CEO Jose Antonio Muniz Lopez.
The UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne presented the UK’s first ever Annual Energy Statement to Parliament on 28 July, in which he outlined a 32-point action plan for the next 40 years.
Ethiopia has announced the completion of construction of electricity transmission lines to enable the country to supply electricity to neighbouring countries.
After a brief respite following rainy weather reducing power demand, Pakistan is once again in the grip of a major shortfall of power supply compared to demand, the shortfall now standing at over 2600 MW.
UK’s Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said in an interview yesterday that he favours harnessing both offshore and onshore wind power, and that the UK will not subsidise a new generation of nuclear power stations.
In the USA, Senate Democrats have abandoned plans to pass a broad energy bill this summer.