Regulation & Policy
Though financing from China has helped increase Angola's power generation capacity, over two thirds of the population still has limited or no access to electricity. Main stumbling blocks are the high costs of fossil fuels and electricity distribution as well…
With Gazprom planning to stop gas exports via Ukraine from 2019, the EU energy commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said European buyers are "on the hunt for non-Russian gas". High-level talks are held with a range of alternative supply nations, including…
The latest BDEW list of German power plants, presented at the Hanover Fair 2015, shows that around 53%, or 39 of the power plants planned for construction lack a concrete decision to invest. "If current energy policies continue, Europe's largest…
With electricity demand forecast to grow around 3.1% a year, the Malaysian government is aiming to bring new gas, coal and hydro power plants with a combined capacity of 11,461 MW in the coming six years. The reserve margin was…
Separate reverse auctions for imported gas are on the cards in India this month, as the government implements different subsidy mechanisms to differentiate between the haves and the have nots. Over 14,300 MW has been classified as stranded generating capacity,…
Panda Power Funds and Sunbury Generation, the developers of the Hummel Power Station, have filed an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with the aim to modify an already approved air permit that authorizes the construction of a…
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's minister for economic affairs and energy, has faced fierce criticism for proposing carbon-intensive power plants should pay a new 'climate protection fee'. Several federal states in Germany see lignite coal as a vital domestic and comparatively cheap…
Political risk in Nigeria's lengthy election process has hindered the startup of a new 140 mmscf/day gas pipeline, leaving power stations stranded that were built under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) in the western part of the country. Foreign…
An ownership consortium consisting of E.ON, HSE, Mainova, and N-ERGIE has officially notified the German energy regulator and the network operator TenneT of its plans to shut down Irsching 5 on April 1, 2016.E.ON furthermore asked the regulator to shut…
The Cabinet of India has given permission for supply of more LNG to power producers in a bid to rescue and revive stranded generation assets. Gas supply is limited by regasfication and import capacity, so utilities are asked to participate…
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