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A major blackout has hit large parts of Amsterdam as well as the wider province of North Holland this morning, forcing Schiphol airport to cancel all flights to and from the city. About 90 minutes after the outage struck, Dutch power…
Blaming growth in renewable energy for the closure of its Southdown gas-fired power station, New Zealand's utility Mighty River Power confirmed it will shut down the 140 MW gas-fired station at the end of this year. The utility has been…
German utility E.ON will no longer make the any capacity of the two units at its Killingholme gas power plant in in North Lincolnshire available to the UK wholesale power market. The 900 MW plant has been at risk of…
Utilities throughout the United States are prepared to meet the new level of Clean Air Act enforcement the EPA is planning to implement. "We have not met a utility company yet, or an unregulated power company, that is afraid of…
Gas plays a vital role in Japan's power mix amid uncertainty about the timeline and scale of nuclear restarts, so all eyes are on future gas prices. Tetsuo Morikawa, manager of the gas group at the Institute for Energy Economics…
Coal has been the fuel of choice in Asia since 2010, even in the gas-centric power markets of South-East Asia. Though coal may well remain the most economical option for generating electricity, downward pressure on gas prices and public urge…
Though U.S. households were hit by 3.1% rise in average residential power price in 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast that the pace of prices rises will slow down this year. Low fuel costs for gas-fired plants are set…
On Friday, March 20, the moon will pass in front of the sun, hindering over 74% of light to reach Europe. Critics have warned of a sudden drop of solar-generated power in Germany, given its increasing dependency on renewables. However,…
Siemens and the Egyptian government have sealed agreements at an investment conference in Sharm Al-Sheikh on Saturday to build a 4.4 GW combined-cycle power plant in southern Egypt, and install 2 GW of wind power capacity.  "We've proved again and…
A 'retirement tsunami' of power plants, built in the post-WWII era, is anticipated to wash across the United States but David Crane, head of the utility giant NRG made it clear that the future lies in what he calls 'millennial…
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