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Greece plans renewables auctions
Greece’s government has announced details of the country’s first renewable energy auctions.
HSBC abandons tar sands projects
HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has announced that it will no longer provide project finance for new tar sands projects, including the construction of any tar sands pipelines.
Fossil fuels being left behind by falling renewables costs
The latest assessment by Bloomberg New Energy Finance of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year.
Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017
Global energy demand rose by 2.1% in 2017, more than twice the previous year's rate, boosted by strong global economic growth.
New opportunities seen in new Irish market
New analysis of Ireland’s planned new single electricity market shows that it will encourage a shift towards a greener and more flexible energy system.
New York City takes on Big Oil in the courts
The New York City government is suing the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies, seeking to hold them responsible for present and future damage to the city from climate change.
Death toll from explosion at coal plant rises
Thirty-six people have died as the result of an explosion at a coal-fired power plant in northern India.
Energy access targets within reach, says IEA
Universal energy access is now within reach for the billions of people around the world that lack basic energy services, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
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,...