Saudi Arabia is due to establish a civil nuclear and renewable energy centre to help meet demand for power as it pushes forward with economic expansion plans.
Czech net electricity demand in March rose by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, while the country’s gross power production for the month rose by 2.1 per cent year-on-year, according to the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERU).
A Danish hotel, the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, is pioneering a pedal-power electricity generation scheme by installing two exercise bicycles hooked up to generators.
The Canadian federal government has reported to the United Nations that the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in 2008 because of slower economic activity and reduced reliance on coal-fired power.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Bangladesh to boost electricity generation through public-private partnerships to spur the overall economy.
NTPC, Tata Power, JSW Energy and Sterlite Energy are among over 200 companies that have sent in proposals to set up solar power projects in Rajasthan, India.
While the rainy season has started in southern Venezuela and “the volume of water at Guri dam is gradually rising,” recovery to optimum levels “will take a long time, perhaps a couple of years,” Igor Gavidia, President of Venezuela’s electricity utility Edelca, said.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest exporter of oil, will seek to produce more electricity from fossil fuels, a top government official has announced.
The Welsh Assembly Government’s new energy policy statement is more “idealistic than realistic”, according to wind energy developer West Coast Energy.
The Hanoi Power Company of Vietnam has announced that it will turn off 50 per cent of street lamps from now to June 2010 to save energy for the upcoming summer.