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Wind megaprojects boost global clean energy investment
Global clean energy investment in 2017 is likely to rise over levels seen in 2016 thanks to a number of wind ‘megaprojects’.
Scotland bans fracking
The Scottish government has effectively banned fracking in the country by saying that it will not support the development of unconventional oil and gas resources.
EU lawmakers back 40% energy efficiency target for 2030
A committee of the European Parliament has decided to raise the EU’s proposed energy efficiency targets post-2020 to 40%.
‘World energy demand to plateau from 2030’ – DNV GL report
‘The world is approaching a watershed moment as energy demand is set to flatten out from 2030, driven by greater efficiency with the wider application of electricity.
ENTSO-E specs for power data exchange recognised internationally
The ENTSO-E Common Grid Model Exchange Specification has now been adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission.
Siemens and ISA form global security partnership
Siemens and the International Society of Automation have entered into a partnership to foster the awareness for industrial security needs and global standards.
Coal contribution drops to 135 year low in UK
In July the UK’s remaining coal-fired power plants made their smallest contribution to Britain’s electricity supply for 135 years.
Cuadrilla begins UK drilling operations
Oil and gas firm Cuadrilla has started exploration activities at a fracking site in Lancashire, north-west England.
UK independent energy review announced
An independent energy review has been announced by the UK Business and Energy secretary. It is intended to deliver on the government’s commitment to keeping energy costs as low as possible.
‘Innovative energy’ competition announced
The Carbon Trust will be running the new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator competition, launched in January by the UK's Department for Business, Energy, and...
Shake-up of UK electricity supply industry
UK Business secretary Greg Clark has published a revised electricity supply policy designed to encourage consumer take up of renewables generation, demand side management,...
Tanzania wins geothermal funding
Tanzania is aiming to expand its geothermal energy sector after being awarded $21.7 million of funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
Hackers threaten UK networks
A leaked document from a UK intelligence agency suggests that the country’s energy sector may have been compromised by cyber attacks.
IEA sees global gas demand rising to 2022
The global natural gas market is undergoing a major transformation, driven by new supplies coming from the USA to meet growing demand in developing economies, and the increase...
‘The oceans are warming rapidly’ – new study
A new analyusis confirms that although there is some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that taken as a whole the oceans are heating up rapidly.
Synthetic natural gas ‘could be carbon neutral’
The discovery of a catalyst that makes it possible to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas could make carbon neutral ‘fossil’ fuel a viable option.
Global access to electricity has increased significantly in recent years
The US Energy Information Administration’s reports that an examination of the general increase in global access to electricity during the past two decades shows a significant rise...
Norway has key role in global energy security – IEA
The IEA’s latest analysis of Norway’s energy market has concluded that the country plays a key role in global energy security thanks to its significant hydrocarbon reserves and...
India aims at 'all-electric car fleet by 2030'
The Indian government wants to entirely eliminate oil derivative fuelled cars in favour of electric vehicles.
Proposal to investigate deep geothermal in Iceland announced
Researchers will study the possibility of producing, for the first time, geothermal energy directly from the magma.