US communications giant AT&T has become the largest non-utility user of Bloom Energy’s fuel cells with a new order for 9.6 MW of capacity.
Energy generation from coal was up nearly 60% in the UK during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest statistics from the government, which also reveal a 6.5% boost in renewables generation.
Plans for a new 880 MW gas-fired power station outside Manchester could be the beginning of a major expansion of gas capacity in the UK.
Energy company RWE npower has confirmed that its Didcot and Fawley power stations in the south of England are to close under new European regulations.
The US House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that would remove much of the regulation of the coal industry, threatening the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to curb emissions from power plants.
The European Union and China have signed an agreement promising to work together on reducing China’s greenhouse gas emissions and moving toward a low-carbon economy.
Exploiting the UK’s shale gas reserves is no ‘silver bullet’ for the country’s future energy security but will bring economic benefits, said the Institution of Mechanical Engineers yesterday.
UK energy strategists are in China this week to help the country’s government tackle climate change and secure its future energy supply.
The Committee on Climate Change has written to the UK government warning that moving towards extensive use of unabated gas-fired capacity would be in breach of legally binding carbon budgets.
UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hit out at the “myths” surrounding the government’s flagship Energy Bill, which is due to go before Parliament this year.