BP and Petrobras sign exploration MoU

The energy giants have committed to exploring areas of mutual interest in the upstream, downstream, trading and low carbon sectors

Plans considered to convert Vattenfall’s gas plant to hydrogen

Plans to convert Vattenfall’s gas power plant in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered facility are being considered. Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of the conversion of one of the three Magnum units. They are also exploring whether the proposed plant – expected to cut emissions by […]

Knowledge sharing deal goes nuclear

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have signed a deal to advance global nuclear research. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Co-operative Activities aims to better identify global research needs in the sector, taking into consideration the perspectives of utilities, regulators, government organisations and the wider industry. The two […]

Argentina and IEA ink deal to share energy statistics

The Republic of Argentina and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have agreed to increase their co-operation with a new bilateral programme on energy statistics. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week following their meeting during the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. The MoU covers co-operation on G20-related energy issues, statistics webinars, energy data collection […]

New plans to protect consumers if energy supplier goes bust

New plans to ensure consumers continue to receive an uninterrupted supply of energy if a supplier goes bust have been published. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been developed setting out the details of how the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and the Treasury will work together in such an event. […]

UK and Kenya ink renewable energy MoU

The UK and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase co-operation on renewable energy. According to the British High Commission in Nairobi, it will promote opportunities for private sector trade and investment by the UK in the Kenyan green energy sector. The MoU was signed on behalf of the respective governments by […]

CMA inks revised MoUs with Ofgem and Ofwat

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has signed revised Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Ofgem and Ofwat. The agreement with the energy regulator sets out the working arrangements in relation to their competition law powers in the gas and electricity sectors in Britain. It states: “It draws on the legislation which sets out the formal […]

India signs MoUs to boost greener railways

Four agreements have been signed in India to boost the carbon footprint of its railways and cut costs. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed to increase co-operation between the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of Railways (MoR) for electricity and energy conservation. The aim is to share knowledge on developments in the power […]

Gamesa and SunEdison to co-develop wind farms

Gamesa and SunEdison have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop up to 1GW of wind energy projects by 2018. The companies will own 50% of each of their projects – which are likely to be in India and Mexico. SunEdison will buy the wind farms and finance them whilst Gamesa will supply the […]

US accelerates EV technologies

The US has signed an agreement with Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to speed up the deployment of plug-in electric vehicle technologies. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the EEI at the Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. The agreement follows the President’s goal to develop plug-in electric vehicles by 2022 […]