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First Turbine for DanTysk Offshore Windfarm

...Germany might be reigning in its support for renewable energy but it is full steam ahead at the DanTysk offshore windfarm where the first of 80 turbines has just been installed....
FREE       Friday, April 18, 2014 Power

Glencore Xstrata Buys Oil and Gas Group Caracal for $1.35 Billion

...The world's largest commodities trader, Glencore Xstrata, has acquired oil producer Caracal Energy for $1.35 billion in cash. Caracal's business is focused on the African nation Chad...
FREE       Friday, April 18, 2014 Production

Ireland Cancels U.K. Wind Energy Deal

...Ireland's hopes of becoming a major exporter of wind energy to the U.K. are dead in the water after the country's energy minister admitted that a deal between the two countries is not possible....
FREE       Thursday, April 17, 2014 Power

Eurozone Industrial Production Expands 0.2% in February 2014

...The Eurozone's industrial production rose slightly in February, after it unexpectedly declined in January following a drop in energy production. Data indicates that the recovery is progressing...
FREE       Thursday, April 17, 2014 Industrial Manufacturing

GE, Aramco Launch $200,000 Prize Challenge to Improve Desalination Energy Efficiency

...Aramco Entrepreneurship and GE ecomagination (NYSE:GE) are offering a $200,000 challenge for ideas to improve energy efficiency in the seawater desalination process...
FREE       Thursday, April 17, 2014 Power

Ireland Fires Up Waste-to-Energy Plant

...Ireland's state-owned heating and energy group, Bord na Móna (Newbridge, Kildare) has flicked the switch on a new waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in County Kildare, in the east of the country....
FREE       Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Power

EDF Takes Tricastin Nuclear Power Unit Offline for Maintenance

...French state utility Electricité de France SA (EDF) (EPA: EDF) (Paris) has started a 42-day scheduled maintenance shutdown at the second 915-megawatt (MW) reactor at...
FREE       Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Power

WTO Expects Global Trade to Grow 4.7% in 2014, After 2.1% Expansion in 2013

...The World Trade Organization (WTO) expects that global trade will expand 4.7% this year because of positive developments in the eurozone and the U.S. The WTO said that it did not expect...
FREE       Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Industrial Manufacturing

Court Orders Germany to Repay $3 Billion in Taxes to Nuclear Operators

...A Hamburg court ordered Germany to repay power utility firms a combined $3 billion in nuclear-fuel taxes after they mounted a legal challenge to the charges introduced in 2011...
FREE       Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Power

Corporate Funding Flows into Global Solar Power Sector in 2014

...In the first quarter of 2014, about $7 billion worth of funding from global corporate sources was committed to the solar energy sector. The sources included venture capital and private equity...
FREE       Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Power

Czech Nuclear Project Scrapped

...Czech energy major CEZ AS (PRG:BAACEZ) (Prague) has cancelled a €7.2 billion ($10 billion) tender for two new nuclear reactors....
FREE       Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Power

Europe to Stop Financing Renewable Energy

...The European Commission (E.C.) is planning to end financial subsidies for renewable energy after 2020....
FREE       Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Power

France to Commission Country's First Community Funded Windfarm

...French renewable energy developer Site A Watts SARL (Bretagne, France) is set to commission a 8.2-megawatt (MW) community-funded windfarm at Beganne commune in the Brittany region in North West France. The windfarm will be the first...
FREE       Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Power

German Energy Reform Approved

...A major overhaul of Germany's renewable energy support system has been passed by parliament in an effort to cut the cost of subsiding renewable energy and put a halt to the country's spiralling electricity prices....
FREE       Monday, April 14, 2014 Power

World Steel Association: Steel Growth Disappoints in 2013, Slow Growth Expected through 2014-15

...Defying all forecasts, the world steel market never came close to recovery in the past year, according to the World Steel Association Outlook for 2014-15...
FREE       Monday, April 14, 2014 Metals & Minerals






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