Czech-based coal mining and energy group EPH has announced that it has signed a deal to buy the French assets of the German energy company Uniper, without disclosing the value of the deal.
Figures from the US Department of Energy indicate that a new milestone was set for the country in April when more electricity was generated via renewable sources than from coal.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has established MHPS (Philippines) Plant Services Corporation as a new company to provide services for thermal power generation facilities in the Philippines.
According to data released by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewables installed capacity equalled 21.56 per cent of the country’s total generation capacity in April, compared with coal-fired capacity of 21.55 per cent.
Chile has announced that it will close eight coal-fired power stations over the next five years as part of a plan to switch entirely to renewable energy by 2040.
Xcel Energy, one of the largest utilities in the USA, has announced that it will close its remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest a decade ahead of schedule, and add 3000 MW of new solar capacity by 2030.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), subsidiary of OGE, has received approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) for acquiring two power plants in the US state.
French utility ENGIE has announced that it is selling its shares in coal-fired power stations in the Netherlands and Germany.
Emissions of CO2 in Ireland fell sharply last year, the decline outpacing that of the wider EU, in a period that included the closure of ESB’s coal-fired Moneypoint Power Plant.
Standard Bank has announced that it will not provide funding for two new independent coal-fired power stations in South Africa.