Data from BM Reports and Sheffield University shows that British wind farms generated more electricity than coal on over 75 per cent of days in 2017, while solar outperformed coal more than half of the time.
Areva and EDF have signed binding agreements detailing the terms of the sale of New NP, Areva NP’s nuclear reactor operations.
Taiwan is currently “99 per cent dependent upon energy imports”, according to energy ministry officials. However, a new energy policy promulgated by President Tsai Ing Wen’s government aims to sharply reduce this dependence on imported energy - in particular coal, oil, and natural gas - by 2025.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, and Hokuriku Electric Power have announced plans to grant access to each other’s backup power reserves to better handle dips in renewable energy output and other non-emergency situations.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), the leading wind turbine OEM in Spain, where it has installed over 13 GW, has secured an order from Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables for the supply of 22 turbines to two wind turbines being developed in Spain, with a combined capacity of 64 MW.
South Korea has announced that it plans to increase its solar-generated power by five times the current by 2030 to boost use of renewable sources in the country’s energy mix.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan, has said that the country will completely phase out furnace oil-based power generation to mitigate oil’s negative impact on the environment.
The province of Alberta in Canada has selected Capital Power, EDP Renewables Canada, and Enel Green Power North America in the first round of the province’s Renewable Electricity Programme to provide around $1 billion of investment in green power generation.
Hitachi and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy have announced that the UK ABWR has successfully completed the UK Nuclear Regulators’ Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process within the target period of five years.
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the grid operator for New York state’s power grid, has said in a report that the state will have enough electricity after the closure of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021.