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Renewable’s share of energy mix falls in UK

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-26)
  • David Flin

The UK Government has announced a drop of nearly 7 per cent in the share of electricity generated from renewable sources. Despite a year-on-year increase of nearly a third of onshore wind power generation, the total amount supplied in the first quarter of 2010 as part of all sources fell by 6.6 per cent.

MIT report on natural gas growth

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-25)
  • David Flin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published the findings of a two year study into the use of natural gas in the USA. The study proposes greater use of natural gas in the generation of electricity, claiming that this could reduce the country’s CO2 emissions levels by over 10 per cent.

PEPCO rejects report over energy savers’ purchase

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-23)
  • David Flin

Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has rejected a report from Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) regarding expected losses to the company in the purchase of energy saver bulbs.

Set-Aside announced for UK wind farms

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-22)
  • David Flin

Major UK wind energy producers will receive Government-backed incentives to shut down production at wind farms during strong wind gusts at periods of low power demand.

PHCN targets 6000 MW by end of 2010

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-21)
  • David Flin

The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) reached a capacity of 3800 MW in June 2010, and is trying to achieve a capacity of 6000 MW by the end of 2010.

Sweden’s nuclear ban overruled

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-18)
  • David Flin

The Swedish parliament has voted by the narrow margin of 174-172 to overturn a 30-year-old ban on the construction of new nuclear reactors and to allow the replacement of the country’s existing fleet of 10 reactors.

Nuclear can meet 25 per cent of global electricity by 2050

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-17)
  • David Flin

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report that claims that almost one quarter of global electricity could be generated from nuclear power by 2050.

Indonesian government announces plans for power price increases

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-15)

The Indonesian Government has approved electricity tariff increases of up to 18 per cent from July 1. Commercial, industrial and wealthy domestic consumers will be charged a higher rate, whereas less wealthy households (around 75 per cent of all domestic consumers) will be exempt.

Green levy to cause Irish prices to rise

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-15)
  • David Flin

Experts have said that a proposal to pay for green energy incentives and supports for peat-fired power plants could add €40 a year to Irish consumers’ electricity bills and significantly increase industries’ costs.

Pepco ordered to recover Rs 150 billion arrears

  • 8 years ago (2010-06-14)
  • David Flin

Pakistan’s Water and Power Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has instructed the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) and Chief Executive Officers of all distribution companies across the country to expedite recovery of over Rs 150 billion ($1.7 billion) arrears from defaulters “without any discrimination.”