The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production in Ireland from renewable sources.
South Korea has announced that it intends to increase its offshore wind power capacity to 12 GW by 2030.
EDF has opened a new engineering design centre in Bristol, UK, to support the next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Brazil’s Ibitu Energia, owned by US-based asset manager Castlelake LP, plans to invest roughly $840 million in renewable energy assets in the coming five years, according to a statement from Gustavo Ribeiro, Chief Executive of Ibitu Energia.
The Bangladesh Power and Energy Ministry said that the country’s state-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) have signed an agreement to form Bangladesh-China Power Company Renewable.
The US Department of Energy has announced $11.5 million in funding for 12 projects as part of Phase 1 of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy’s (ARPA-E) Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) programme.
RWE has selected the preferred suppliers for the HVDC electrical transmission system for its 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Japan has said that it will tighten its rules on investment in foreign coal-fired power stations on environmental grounds, but it stopped short of completely ending government funding for such projects.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has issued an alert level one, urging users to reduce electricity supply due to a constrained system.
Kariba, Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant, is operating at near full capacity for the first time since it was upgraded two years ago, enabling Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to generate more electricity.