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SunEdison, JIC Capital set up JV to develop solar projects in China
20 October 2014 Solar developer SunEdison has formed a joint venture (JV) with China’s investment group JIC Capital to facilitate nonrecourse financing and construction of utility-scale solar photovoltaic...

BHEL commissions 600MW thermal power unit in Madhya Pradesh, India
20 October 2014 India’s power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a 600MW unit in a coal-based thermal power project in the state of Madhya...

Investigation into Didcot B power station blaze begins
20 October 2014 Fire investigation officers are probing into the cause of a major fire at the gas-fired Didcot B power station in Oxfordhire, the...

Xergi to develop, operate Willen Biogas’ waste-to-energy facility in London
17 October 2014 Willen Biogas has hired Xergi to develop and operate its new waste-to-energy plant in Enfield, London, the...

Lockheed Martin works on compact nuclear fusion reactor technology
17 October 2014 Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working on a compact fusion reactor (CFR), which would be small enough to fit on the back of a truck, and could be ready for use within a...

JinkoSolar Power to develop 200MW solar plant in China
17 October 2014 JinkoSolar Power, a subsidiary of China-based solar PV company JinkoSolar (JKS), has signed an agreement with the Government of Shicheng County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province of China, to...

NET Power announces completion of agreements for clean energy demonstration plant
16 October 2014 US-based NET Power has announced the funding and completion of major project agreements for its 50MW demonstration power plant in Texas, which will be the world's first natural gas power...

APR Energy receives US patent for portable power plant design
16 October 2014 The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent for proprietary plant design to Florida-based power solution provider APR...

SeaRoc, HSEQ team up to support European offshore wind projects
16 October 2014 Renewable energy consultant and service provider SeaRoc Group has signed a collaboration agreement with German-based HSEQ Experts for construction and operation of offshore wind farms in...

Turkey’s second nuclear power plant to become operational by 2023
15 October 2014 Turkey’s second nuclear power plant, to be developed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHE) and Itochu Corporation in co-ordination with France’s GDF Suez, is expected to be operational by...

Areva to build 150MW biomass power plant in Brazil for BOLT Energias
15 October 2014 French power plant developer Areva has signed a contract with Brazilian utility BOLT Energias for construction of the 150MW Campo Grande biomass facility in Bahia,...

GE supplies four 25MW gas turbines to Mexico
15 October 2014 General Electric Power & Water’s Distributed Power business is supplying four 25MW trailer-mounted TM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines to Mexico, which has been experiencing problems in...

Norway approves licenses for two 1,400MW power interconnectors
14 October 2014 The Norwegian state-owned enterprise Statnett has received approval for two licenses from the the country's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for two 1,400MW power interconnectors - one to...

Ecotricity, Skanska form JV to construct wind power projects in UK
14 October 2014 UK's renewable energy firm Ecotricity has formed a joint venture (JV) with Sweden-based project development and construction company Skanska for construction of 350MW of onshore wind projects...

Onshore wind facilities provide cheaper power than gas, coal or nuclear plants: Study
14 October 2014 Power generation through onshore wind projects is cheaper than gas, coal and nuclear plants, reveals a study conducted by energy consultancy firm...

Scotland approves four offshore wind farm developments with generation capacity of 2.28GW
13 October 2014 The Scottish Government has approved four offshore wind farm developments in the Forth and Tay region, which will have a combined power generation capacity of...

India’s NTPC to build 750MW solar plant in Madhya Pradesh with $815m
13 October 2014 India's public sector power entity National Thermal Power Corporation plans to establish a 750MW solar power facility in the state of Madhya Pradesh with an estimated investment of INR50bn...

Oman plans for $200m wind power project
13 October 2014 Oman plans to set up a 50MW wind power project in Dhofar at an estimated cost of $200m in an effort to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for power...

Three firms team up to commission commercial-scale solar battery project in UK
10 October 2014 UK firms Anesco, Farm Power Apollo and Opus Energy have teamed up to install and commission commercial-scale solar battery scheme in the...

Natural gas powered plant development in Europe at ten-year low: Platts
10 October 2014 Western Europe has less than 4GW of natural gas powered plant under development, reports Platts, a global information provider for industry and...

Canadian Solar to receive $46m loan for construction of Ontario power plant
10 October 2014 Manufacturer's Life Insurance Company (Manulife) has agreed to provide C$51m ($46m) of construction and term loan to solar power firm Canadian Solar for its RayLight solar power plant at...