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UK acts to encourage investment in power generation
20 December, 2013
The UK Energy Bill designed to help unlock the "up to £110 billion" of private investment estimated to be needed to replace current generating capacity in the UK and upgrade the grid has finally become law.

TEPCO to decommission Fukushima 5 and 6
20 December, 2013
Plant operator TEPCO has decided to decommission the two undamaged reactors - units 5&6 - at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan, ending hopes that they might restart in due course.

Areva-Siemens to cut staff at Olkiluoto 3 site
20 December, 2013
French-German consortium Areva-Siemens plans to reduce the number of workers and subcontractors on the construction site of Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor.

Fortum sells Finnish grid assets
20 December, 2013
Fortum has sold its electricity network assets in Finland following a strategic assessment of its distribution business.

Very Long Blade Project moves to prototype phase
20 December, 2013
Blade Dynamics has announced that the design phase of its Very Long Blade Project for the ETI has successfully concluded and that the prototyping phase will now begin.

Mainstream aims for capital access
20 December, 2013
Mainstream Renewable Power is aiming to overcome the barriers to accessing project capital by launching a new business venture.

Enel Green Power builds 100 MW in Mexico
20 December, 2013
Enel Green Power is adding to its portfolio of power plants in Mexico by investing $196 million in the construction of a 100 MW wind farm.

Chu joins board of CCS firm
20 December, 2013
Inventys Thermal Technologies has announced that former US Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu has joined its board of directors.

Ex-Im Bank approves $45 m export finance
20 December, 2013
The Ex-Im Bank is to guarantee a $44.8 million loan extended by GE International Inc. to Mashav Initiating and Development.

French court orders dismantling of two wind farms
13 December, 2013
A French court has ordered La Compagnie du Vent (part of the GDF Suez Group) to dismantle the Tambours and Bourbers-sur-Canches wind farms in the north of France,

UK parliament votes on coal firing future
13 December, 2013
The House of Lords, the upper house of the UK parliament, has voted to eliminate, or force the modification of, Britain's coal-fired power plants more quickly than expected

Beijing aims to cut coal
13 December, 2013
The Beijing government has announced details of a plan to remove coal-fired power plants from the city by 2017.

Dong divests UK power plant
13 December, 2013
Dong Energy has signed an agreement with a consortium of investors for the sale of its 832 MW gas fired power plant in South Wales.

White Rose CCS awarded funding
13 December, 2013
The UK's Energy and Climate Change secretary Edward Davey has announced that the government will be awarding funding to further the White Rose CCS project.

IRENA launches cost analysis portal
13 December, 2013
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is aiming to improve the transparency of renewable energy costs through a new web portal.

European parliament approves backloading
13 December, 2013
Plans to boost Europe's ailing emissions trading scheme (ETS) by temporarily removing emission allowances have cleared their final hurdle.

Global steam turbine market set for steady growth
13 December, 2013
The global steam turbine market is forecast to grow at a steady but sustained rate, climbing from $14.1 billion in 2013 to $19 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Areva signs new agreements with its Chinese partners
13 December, 2013
French nuclear company Areva has signed a series of major agreements with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) for the development of a Franco-Chinese partnership in both civil nuclear and renewable energy.

Brussels to investigate UK nuclear aid
06 December, 2013
Europe's competition authorities are to investigate the UK's offer of state guarantees to help finance new nuclear power plants.

Nuclear generation fell 5% in 2012
06 December, 2013
The amount of nuclear-generated electricity in the OECD area declined by 5.2% between 2011 and 2012, according to the Brown Book of nuclear energy data published by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

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