US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced that his department will provide $154 million to boost a carbon capture and storage facility in Thompsons, Texas.
US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed an agreement with Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), Poland's largest power company, to collaborate on a plan to build nuclear power plants in Poland.
European carbon emissions futures have risen following the return of very cold weather, boosting demand for electricity generation and thereby carbon permits.
South African utility Eskom has said that the country will have a power surplus during this year’s football World Cup, but that supply will be very tight from 2013 to 2014, and the country will have to save energy to avoid blackouts.
Despite reassurances by the Philippine government, power shortages in Luzon and Mindanao have worsened as energy supply deficits continue to grow.
The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group has announced new coal prices for electricity generation.
Reuters has reported that BHP Billiton (BHPB) wants to build a $3.5 billion 2500MW hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo to support its proposed aluminium smelter.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has received permission from the government for its planned capital restructuring that will see the Government cede some of its shareholding in the utility.