Vietnam’s energy mix to ‘significantly transform’

The power generation mix in Vietnam is expected to “significantly transform” in the next two decades. That will follow the modernisation of the nation’s agrarian economy to become a more industrialised nation, according to a new report. The country plans to add “substantial” coal-fired capacity and build the first nuclear reactors in southeast Asia as […]

UK and Japan to work together on climate change

The UK and Japan have agreed to collaborate in the areas of energy efficiency, nuclear and renewable energy as well as co-operate in tackling climate change. Both the countries reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring security of supply and reducing carbon emissions during the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit to the UK. In a […]

Energy exporters pledge to increase global natural gas share

Leaders of the world’s largest gas exporting countries (pictured) have pledged to foster the growth of natural gas usage and increase its share in the world’s primary energy mix. They gathered in Moscow earlier this week for the second summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which was set up with the objective of strengthening […]

New solar investment fund seeks to raise £150m

A UK investor group focused on buying solar projects is looking to raise £150 million by launching a new investment fund on the London Stock Exchange. Bluefield Partners announced its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of shares this summer through its Solar Income Fund. The fund will focus on large-scale agricultural and […]

Exclusive Energy Event – “What does the UK’s Future Energy Mix look like?”

Energy Live News in partnership with Haven Power is holding an exclusive one day conference on the future energy mix, “What does the UK’s Future Energy Mix look like?” With a senior energy minister invited, high end representatives of the coal and renewables industry and a leading Ernst & Young expert on hand, we will […]

Ed Davey: Energy Bill will cut consumer bills

Energy Secretary Ed Davey denied claims that consumer bills will rise under new proposals announced today. Mr Davey introduced the much-delayed Energy Bill at a Parliamentary session and said the Bill would see consumers pay less for energy in the long run. He stressed the new legislation will protect consumers, keep the lights on and […]

Government must ‘stop dragging its feet’ & publish Energy Bill

The Government needs to “stop dragging its feet” and must publish the Energy Bill by the end of this month. The UK’s leading business organisation said the Bill is vital for a reliable and affordable energy mix, which will help maintain a competitive energy market in the long term. It made the comment following DECC’s […]

EU launches renewable project in Uganda

The European Union has launched a renewable energy initiative in Uganda in an effort to promote using it. Called the Sustainable Energy Markets Acceleration (SEMA), the €850,000 (£682,000) project, which lasts for four years, is funded by the European Union and Hivos People Unlimited, a development agency. It aims to educate people about the importance […]

Hayes: We should be “less apologetic” about gas

The new Energy Minister believes the UK needs to be “less apologetic” about using gas as part of its energy mix. At the opening of npower’s new gas-fired Pembroke Power Station in Wales yesterday, John Hayes suggested there was no need to make excuses for a source of energy which will be powering millions of […]

Urgent nuclear planning required or risk jobs and security, says report

Government must put in place a “long-term strategic approach” if nuclear power is to play a significant part in the UK energy future. That was the message from a report released yesterday which warns energy security and jobs could be at risk if the correct pathways are not followed. ‘The Future of Nuclear Energy in […]