General Electric announces plans to stop building new coal plants

The US conglomerate said the exit from the new build coal power market may involve divestitures, site closings and job cuts

Renewables ‘beat even cheapest coal competitors on cost’

The average cost of building new solar photovoltaic power is more than a fifth cheaper than the cheapest fossil-fuel competitor, according to a new report

Eni launches wind energy production in Kazakhstan

The 198GWh Badamsha wind farm is expected to save 172,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year

Wärtsilä to operate El Salvador’s ‘largest power plant’

The power plant will provide approximately one-third of the country’s electricity supply with clean power

America supercharges its share of the global power generation market

Large numbers of professionals working in power generation in the UK and Europe are being enticed across the pond.

Coronavirus cuts China’s CO2 emissions by 100 million metric tonnes

A new report claims electricity demand and industrial output remain ‘far below their usual levels’ after the epidemic outbreak

EU approves RWE’s buyout of E.ON’s power generation assets

The acquisition is part of a complex asset swap deal between the two companies

Bas Lansdorp’s ‘crazy idea’ to produce solar panel parts on Mars

  The head of Mars One is aiming high with the hope of eventually producing parts of solar panels on the second smallest planet. Bas Lansdorp is the man behind the project that aims to establish a permanent habitable settlement on Mars, with the first mission set for 2032. He told ELN while the long […]

UK coal continues to drop off with 135-year low

Last month, coal power made its lowest contribution to the UK’s electricity grid in 135 years. That’s according to new data from Aurora Research, which suggests the carbon-intensive fuel contributed only 2% to the total energy mix during July. Meanwhile, gas-fired power made up 40% of Britain’s energy, with nuclear power accounting for 32% and […]

UK to see first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution

The UK is set to run a full day without coal since the start of the Industrial Revolution. According to National Grid, today is likely to be the first ever working day in Britain without coal. There have been periods with zero coal before but never for a full 24 hours. Yesterday, the UK went […]