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Cancun agreements mark limited climate progress

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-15)
  • Junior Isles

The international climate conference in Cancún, which concluded this week, has resulted in several important agreements being finalised. Plans to launch a $100 billion Green Climate Fund to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries were completed. A framework for monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) emission reductions, and on principles for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) were other notable success.

Clean coal projects take a hit as Powerfuel enters administration

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-11)
  • Junior Isles

Powerfuel Plc which had hoped to develop the UK’s first commercial scale clean coal plant with carbon capture and storage (CSS) has gone into administration due to the high cost of the project.

Gazprom planning to adjust natural gas contracts

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-09)
  • Junior Isles

Russian energy giant Gazprom has said it will renegotiate its long term natural gas contracts, which have been undercut by spot market prices.

IEA calls for greater cooperation over emissions at Cancun

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-09)
  • Junior Isles

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has called countries worldwide to boost clean energy development under international cooperation, in order to achieve lower emissions as pledged in the Copenhagen Accord.

Europe to be ‘low-carbon’ powered by 2030

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-09)
  • Junior Isles

Low-carbon power sources should account for around 60 per cent of European electricity production by 2030, says the industry association Eurelectric.

Toshiba joins with Shaw to build nuclear plants outside Japan

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-06)
  • Junior Isles

Toshiba Corp. announced it has agreed with US engineering service provider Shaw Group Inc. to jointly construct nuclear power plants outside Japan.

China’s green energy push praised at Cancun

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-03)
  • Junior Isles

“China is responding to climate change on many fronts... [and] its efforts in developing green energy are noteworthy”, according to delegates attending the UN climate change conference in Cancun.

Asian Development Bank boosts support for clean energy development

  • 13 years ago (2010-12-01)
  • Junior Isles

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it will infuse 40 million dollars into two private equity funds that target promising green companies and projects in the region.

Nigeria increases electricity output but still "much to be done"

  • 13 years ago (2010-11-30)
  • Junior Isles

The Nigerian government has said the ongoing rehabilitation works on five power stations across the country will further increase power generation by May 2011. The government confirmed that the expected addition of 978 MW will put the total output at 3978 MW. The five power stations include Kainji, Geregu, Sapele, Delta and Egbin.

India’s largest hydro project exceeds targets

  • 13 years ago (2010-11-27)
  • Junior Isles

he Indian Nathpa-Jhakri hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, the largest in the country, has achieved its power generation target despite closure of its plant for 22 days due to hostile weather, a company official has said.