Coal

Jindal selected to build 300MW coal power plant in Botswana

Indian steel company Jindal Steel & Power (JNSP) has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a 300MW coal-fired…

PLN plans to retire coal-fired power plants ahead of schedule

Indonesian state-owned energy utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is in talks with US and European investors to finance its plans…

RWE to phase out coal by 2030, eight years ahead of schedule

German energy company RWE has reached an agreement with the German government to phase out lignite-based electricity generation by 2030. The move…

Energy in 2030 will redraw the global geopolitical map

The world currently consumes 27TWh of energy a year. By 2030, this will rise to 35TWh, of which 56% will…

Ørsted instructed to restart oil and coal-fired power plants

Danish authorities have ordered energy company Ørsted to resume operations at its oil and coal-fired power stations to ensure the…

RWE investors seeks support for split motion ahead of AGM

Investors in German power group RWE are seeking shareholder support for a motion to split with the company’s fossil fuel…

EU sanctions Russian coal and product transport

The EU has agreed to sanction coal imports from Russia, as part of harsher economic sanctions following the invasion of…

Russia’s energy blackmail of Europe has begun

Germany has taken emergency measures to secure its gas supplies as Europe’s stand-off with Vladimir Putin over energy intensifies. In…

Slovakia’s energy supply will continue to depend on nuclear power

GlobalData’s latest report, 'Slovakia Power Market Outlook to 2035, Update 2022 - Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape', discusses the…

Industrial biomass: is it a mass movement?

At the end of January 2022, the Germany-based Koehler Group announced it had developed a new biomass technology that would…

What Europe can learn from Portugal’s accelerated coal exit

At the end of 2021, Portugal became coal-free after shutting down its 628MW Pego coal-fired power plant, privately owned by…

Bosnia plans to invest $2bn in renewable energy projects

The Government of Bosnia plans to invest BAM3.6bn ($2bn) in renewable energy infrastructure over the next five years, Reuters has…

War in Ukraine: Europe surges toward energy independence

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rapidly fuelled a will across Europe to cut Russia out of energy systems. In politics…

Philippines to incorporate nuclear power into energy mix

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly approved an executive order to include nuclear power as an option in the Philippines'…

Fortum halts all new Russian investments over Ukraine attack

Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict Finnish state-owned…