Regulation & Policy
A recent US Supreme Court ruling is set to accelerate demand response (DR) schemes, notably during peak-load, to cover up to 60% of electricity supply across the United States. EIA figures show that industrial offtakes delivered more than half of…
Econometric modelling of the wider economic impact of energy reforms in non-OECD Asia, carried out by the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, shows a tension between the policy goals of economic growth and consumer welfare. “Variables that are associated with…
The ‘gas for electricity deal’ between Iran and Armenia is expanding and the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) eyes a fivefold increase in gas exports to Armenia, provided that the northern neighbour will build a new power interconnector to…
Decentralized power generation is high on the agenda to in Tanzania, with the Rural Energy Agency (REA) pleading support for individuals or companies that intend to supply ‘mini-grid electricity’. This helps to close Tanzania's 1,290 MW power deficit and give…
India’s Supreme Court has permitted Gas Authority of India (GAIL) to build the controversial Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline, paving the way for more LNG imports to fuel idled, or underutilized gas-fired power plants in southern India.
Rebuking warnings of a looming gap in Britain’s power supply, the UK energy secretary Amber Rudd has clarified the government was taking long-term decisions “to tackle a legacy of under-investment.” She fell short, though, of specifying these decisions and their…
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy minister is seeking to set up a round table on the future of coal. Major utilities, notably RWE, claimed there would be no need for such a debate. Falling gas prices have, as of late, turned…
Producing more to consume more is accepted, but limits to capital as well as technical innovations for clean energy sources restricts aspired energy transformations. Hence, Frost & Sullivan’s Rajalingam Chinnasamy suggests “the energy landscape in 2030 may very well resemble…
Most operators of UK coal power stations have decided to keep their units in the EU’s limited life derogation (LLD) scheme, which restricts runtime hours. Rather than enforcing a unilateral closure of unabated coal generation in the UK by 2025,…
Turkey is at the brink of a gas supply shortage, exacerbated by the risk of a cut in Russian supplies. To avoid emergencies, the energy ministry can implement a ‘curtailment procedure’ that requests operators of major CCGTs to halve their…
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