Government lowers target capacity for delayed T-1 auction

It has been reduced from 4.6GW to 2.7GW

Google and WattTime need space to track power plant emissions

The project intends to use the data to hold polluting plants accountable to environmental standards and enable advanced new emissions reduction technologies

MEPs back new rules to make power market ‘cleaner’ and prevent blackouts

They have adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market under the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

EU appeals against court’s Capacity Market ruling

The European Commission has not yet opened an in-depth investigation into the UK’s power auction scheme

GE’s accounting practices under investigation

General Electric (GE) is under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its accounting practices. The company said the securities watchdog is looking at the way it valued long term maintenance deals for power plants, jet engines and other industrial equipment. The investigation also focuses on a $15 billion (£10.6bn) charge linked […]

Siemens to modernise four power plants in Iraq

Siemens has inked a deal with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to modernise four power plants in the country. With 15,700MW of available power generating capacity, the government is working towards improving the availability and reliability of power supply while minimising losses. Siemens said the multi-million euro service contracts will see the company enhance the efficiency […]

Centrica to sell two gas power plants for £318m

Centrica is to sell two operational combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations for £318 million. It is part of its strategy to invest more in the growing home services market and flexible generation. The Langage and South Humber Bank CCGT plants, which have a combined capacity of 2.3GW, are being sold to EP UK […]

EU nations ‘must back new coal plant standards’

A wind energy advocacy group has called on EU Member States to push through new standards for fossil fuel plants. Today, European nations are due to vote whether to accept an updated set of environmental rules for coal and lignite-fired power plants. WindEurope claims some governments seek to protect these industrial sectors by demanding a weakening of the proposed emissions limits. It’s calling on EU Member States to […]

US power plants emissions fell by 6.2% in 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in the US fell by 6.2% in 2015. They emitted around two billion metric tons, accounting for 30% of the country’s GHG pollution, new data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed. The data gathered is from more than 8,000 large facilities in the country, out of which […]

Siemens and Iraq ink energy deal

Siemens is to help Iraq modernise its energy infrastructure and the oil and gas sector. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government of the Republic of Iraq to strengthen collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Oil & Gas. The technology giant will develop an enhanced energy concept […]