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China coal supply to stay tight this year

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-29)
  • David Flin

China’s thermal coal supply is likely to remain relatively tight for the rest of the year as demand is expected to grow and supply constraints remain, according to the China Electricity Council.

Alice Springs Airport goes solar

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-27)
  • David Flin

SolFocus has announced that the developer Ingenero will install a 235kW power station using SolFocus solar arrays to provide power at Alice Springs Airport in the Northern Territory of Australia.

UK offshore wind industry reaches 1GW landmark

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-26)
  • David Flin

The landmark of the first GW of installed offshore UK wind energy capacity has been reached as two wind farms off the coast of Britain began generating electricity: Robin Rigg, operated by EON; and Gunfleet Sands, operated by Dong Energy.

Zesco proposes 36 per cent tariff increase

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-23)
  • David Flin

ZESCO (Zambia Electricity Supply Company) has asked for permission to increase its electricity tariff’s for 2010/11 by 36 per cent, in line with its roadmap to become self-supporting, according to ZESCO’s Acting Managing Director, Ernest Mupwaya.

NEPRA seeks details of KESC’s investment plans

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-22)
  • David Flin

Pakistan’s National Electric Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has asked the present management of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to formally submit the details of increase in power generation capacity, auxiliary load of new power plants, and investment plans to turnaround the utility.

Costa Rica to double power generation within 6 years

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-20)
  • David Flin

According to Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), under its Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, it will operate an additional 14 more power plants by 2016.

Saudi Arabia to set up civil nuclear energy centre

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-19)
  • David Flin

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 electricity demand and generation rise more than 2 per cent

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-17)
  • David Flin

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).

Hotel offers “cycle for your dinner” deal

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-15)
  • David Flin

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.

Canada reports drop in greenhouse gas emissions

  • 9 years ago (2010-04-14)
  • David Flin

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.