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Magnox to axe up to 1600 employees at 12 nuclear sites as part of restructuring
22 May 2015 Nuclear facility operator Magnox intends to cut its workforce across 12 nuclear power stations by September...

Acciona Windpower plans 800MW wind power installations in North America this year
22 May 2015 Acciona Windpower (AWP), subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure and renewable-energy developer Acciona Group, intends to add 805.5MW of installed wind power capacity in North America this...

MHI Vestas selected preferred turbine supplier for 970MW Navitus Bay project in UK
22 May 2015 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been appointed as preferred wind turbine supplier for Eneco and EDF's 970MW Navitus Bay project in the...

SSE to close ageing coal-fired Ferrybridge Power Station amid rising cost
21 May 2015 UK-based energy firm SSE has decided to close its coal-fired Ferrybridge Power Station by March next...

GE launches Digital Wind Farm technology to make power generation more efficient
21 May 2015 US-based General Electric has launched Digital Wind Farm, a new technology system for the wind power generation industry, which can boost a facility's production capacity by up to...

Cleanergy receives two more orders for GasBox delivery in Sweden and Norway
21 May 2015 Sweden-based sustainable technology provider Cleanergy has received two orders for GasBox, the centrepiece of the firm's complete combined heat and power (CHP) system from closed landfill...

South Africa starts process to build 9,600MW of nuclear power plants
20 May 2015 The South Africa Government intends to initiate a process to build a series of six nuclear plants, which is expected to supply 9,600MW of additional power for the...

Japan regulator grants safety approval for 890MW reactor at Ikata Nuclear Power Plant
20 May 2015 Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) in Japan has given the green light to restart a reactor at the Shikoku Electric Power operated Ikata Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down after the...

Duke Energy unveils $1.1bn plan to convert coal based Asheville power plant to gas
20 May 2015 US-based Duke Energy has announced a $1.1bn plan to shut down its 376MW Asheville coal power plant in North Carolina and replace it with a natural gas based power...

E.ON and GIB to invest more than €2.2bn for UK offshore wind development
19 May 2015 Rampion offshore wind farm in the UK will be developed by German utility firm E.ON with an investment of around...

Germany may relax emission target of coal based power plants
19 May 2015 Germany is planning to soften the 2020 reduction targets for CO2 emissions by coal power plants, after opposition to the...

Invenergy Clean Power starts operations at 600MW Nelson Energy Center in Illinois, US
19 May 2015 US-based Invenergy Clean Power has started commercial operations at the 600MW natural gas-fired Nelson Energy Center in the state of...

Siemens completes first firing at 595MW CCPP Düsseldorf power plant in Germany
18 May 2015 German company Siemens has completed first firing of its H-class gas turbines at 595MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in Lausward,...

Connecticut approves 785MW CPV Towantic Energy Center in US
18 May 2015 Connecticut Siting Council in the US has approved Competitive Power Ventures's (CPV) plan to develop 785MW CPV Towantic Energy Center at Oxford, which will be fuelled by...

Invenergy Wind secures funding for 200MW wind power project in Kansas, US
18 May 2015 US-based Invenergy Wind has completed debt arrangement and tax equity project financing for its under-construction 200MW Buckeye wind energy centre in Ellis County,...

United PV to buy 930MW solar projects from Hareon Solar for $1.42bn
15 May 2015 China-based United Photovoltaics Group (United PV) has acquired 17 solar energy projects in the country with power generation capacity of 930MW from Hareon Solar...

JInkoSolar to supply 1GW solar modules to China Minsheng New Energy
15 May 2015 Chinese solar equipment producer JinkoSolar has entered into a strategy cooperation agreement with China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE) to supply 1GW of solar photovoltaics (PV)...

Colombian State Council suspends sale of government stake in Isagen
15 May 2015 The Colombian State Council has temporarily suspended the government's plan to sell the majority share in Isagen, which operates the largest hydropower...

S&C Electric and partners provide innovative energy technologies to power education in Zambia
14 May 2015 US-based S&C Electric has introduced an innovative power supply system in two primary schools in rural Zambia by combining solar energy with energy storage...

Siemens teams up with Power Analytics and Booz Allen Hamilton for microgrid installation project in New York
14 May 2015 Siemens, Power Analytics (PA) and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) have partnered to conduct a study for the Village of Sherburne in New York, US which will evaluate the feasibility of a...

EnBW offers to buy insolvent renewable company Prokon
14 May 2015 German power firm EnBW has offered to acquire the country-based insolvent wind power company Prokon, which presently generates around 537MW of renewable...


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