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UK Government launches new nuclear waste disposal plan
28 July 2014 The UK Government has launched a new long-term plan to permanently dispose of the radioactive waste in the...

Dalkia to build 40MW biomass power plant in Canada
28 July 2014 Dalkia, together with Fengate Capital Management, will build a 40MW biomass power plant in...

Reliance CleanGen signs MoU to acquire Jaiprakash's hydropower business
28 July 2014 Reliance CleanGen, a 100% subsidiary of Reliance Power, has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purchase of entire hydro power portfolio of the Jaiprakash Power...

UK to award £200m in first renewable energy auction
25 July 2014 The UK Government will award more than £200m annually for renewable energy projects as part of its first auction of contracts in building low-carbon electricity...

SNC-Lavalin wins contract for Jimmie Creek hydro project
25 July 2014 Plutonic Upper Toba Holdings, a subsidiary of Alterra Power, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to SNC-Lavalin for the Jimmie Creek hydro project...

Taqa pulls out of $1.6bn deal to acquire two Indian hydropower plants
25 July 2014 United Arab Emirates-based Abu Dhabi National Energy (Taqa) has reportedly withdrawn from a $1.6bn agreement to acquire two hydropower plants from India's Jaiprakash Power Ventures, a part of...

B&W Vølund wins $80m contract to build 280MW biomass power plant in Denmark
24 July 2014 Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has won a contract to build a biomass boiler system for the Skærbækværket power...

MHPS, HCH to jointly supply H-25 gas turbine for thermal power plant in China
24 July 2014 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) (HCH), a unit of Hitachi, have jointly received a contract to supply a gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng thermal power (NKTP)....

Europe's installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020, says EWEA report
24 July 2014 The European Union’s (EU) installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 when compared to 2013 levels, according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association...

FGE Power, Starwood partner to build two CCGT facilities in US
23 July 2014 FGE Power, a Houston-based energy and infrastructure development firm, and its wholly owned subsidiary FGE Texas, have signed an agreement with an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global...

CEFC invests over $900m to improve energy productivity
23 July 2014 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested more than $900m in the 2013-14 financial year in projects worth more than $3bn in total...

Nordex wins wind turbine contracts for 64.2MW in Turkey
23 July 2014 Nordex has secured three contracts totaling 64.2MW to install its N117/2400 and the N117/3000 turbines in...

Siemens installs fourth HVDC offshore platform in North Sea for TenneT
22 July 2014 Siemens has completed installation of a fourth high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore platform in the North Sea, marking a step ahead for grid connections of sea-based wind farms....

Alstom wins €320m contract to supply wind turbines in Brazil
22 July 2014 Alstom has secured a contract from Renova Energia to supply turbines for the Umburanas wind farm complex in Bahia State,...

Construction begins on Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit
22 July 2014 Construction has started on Commonwealth’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near...

Gamesa to supply 220MW of wind turbines in India
21 July 2014 Spain-based Gamesa has received new contracts to deliver 220MW of its turbines for five wind farms in...

USDA and DOE invest $12.6m to support bioenergy feedstock development
21 July 2014 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have awarded $12.6m in funding to ten projects, which aim to improve plant feedstocks for bioenergy...

ABB to upgrade 350MW Madawaska HVDC transmission link in Canada
21 July 2014 Hydro-Québec has awarded a contract to ABB to upgrade the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission...

KHLP begins construction of Keeyask generating station in Manitoba
18 July 2014 Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) has begun construction of the 695MW Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba....

Toshiba to supply equipment for coal-fired power project in Vietnam
18 July 2014 Toshiba has won a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (Doosan) of Korea and Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan for a coal-fired power generation project in...

UK approves development of Rampion offshore wind farm
18 July 2014 The UK Government has approved development of E.ON’s Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex...