All articles by Sarah Blackman

  1. Glencore-Xstrata deal threatens global power utilities

    The price negotiating power of coal-hungry utilities is likely to weaken if a merger between commodities giant Glencore International and…
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    7 Feb
  2. Power to the population

    The predicted rise in population has been so widely reported that we have almost accepted the words ‘nine billion by…
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    22 Jan
  3. Giant leap for space-based solar

    It’s been a mere 30 years since the first commercial solar plants were built on Earth – a short stint…
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    23 Nov
  4. DuPont starts operations at US Kevlar plant

    DuPont has commenced operations at its new Cooper River Kevlar manufacturing facility in South Carolina, US. The $500m plant will…
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    6 Oct
  5. Essar Power to invest $8bn in thermal power projects

    Indian conglomerate Essar Power has unveiled plans to invest $8bn setting up thermal power projects in India, over the next…
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    5 Oct
  6. Hyundai and Daewoo to construct 225MW power plant in Bangladesh

    South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Daewoo International will sign an agreement with Ashuganj Power Station for the construction of a…
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    4 Oct
  7. NHPC and Dangote partner to buy hydro assets in Nigeria

    India’s hydro power producer, National Hydroelectric Power (NHPC) has partnered with West African firm Dangote Industries, to acquire two hydro…
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    2 Oct
  8. AES to begin $1bn expansion of Phillipine power plant

    US-based power giant AES Corp is one step further to doubling the capacity of its of 600MW Masinloc coal-fired facility…
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    29 Sep
  9. ORIX begins operations at Japanese biomass power plant

    ORIX Corporation has begun operations at the new Agatsuma woodchip biomass power plant in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The plant has…
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    28 Sep
  10. Halifax American Energy to purchase 4MW of biomass electricity

    Halifax American Energy (HAE) is to purchase 4MW of electricity from the planned $80m Concord Steam biomass plant in the…
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    27 Sep
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