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News and analysis concerning energy sector regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. Project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution is included.

United Nations Coronavirus

UN: COP26 postponed due to Coronavirus

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19, according to a new release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Coal plant closure

RWE, SSE close last coal plants – only four left in...

UK energy giants SSE and RWE have shut down their last two coal-fired plants - the Fiddler's Ferry power station in Warrington, Sheffield, and the Aberthaw coal-fired station in Wales, after nearly half a century of operation.
Missouri

Ameren Missouri announces a $32 million decrease in consumer energy bills

Ameren Missouri has announced that it will reduce energy bills for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Shanghai Gas

Shanghai Gas deploys blockchain-enabled ‘Energy-as-a-Service’ ecosystem

Shanghai Gas has expanded its partnership with VeChain to optimize the operations of its grid network and to reduce operational costs using blockchain.
Smart cities africa

FUTURE CITIES INTERVIEW: COVID-19, data, and government

Exclusive interview with Anton Cartwright, a researcher at the African Centre for Cities and a featured speaker in the Future Cities track at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November.
Business France

FRENCH PAVILION INTERVIEW: France and SA have strong partnerships

Exclusive interview with Stéfane LENY, Senior Trade Adviser - Energy & Environment, Industry & Cleantech Department, BUSINESS FRANCE – French Embassy Trade Commission.
Grid resilience webinar

Postponed: Grid resilience: Lessons from India, the US and Europe

There are a multitude of threats facing the electric grid and that need to be taken into account when planning for grid resilience. Join our webinar for insights and answers from global experts.
National Grid COVID-19

UK’s National Grid donates £500,000 to aid COVID-19 fight

National Grid has announced a £500,000 donation to support key appeals from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) and the Trussell Trust, which supports the UK’s largest network of food banks.
1 April

Nuclear fusion is a reality says WFC

Nuclear fusion is not only possible – we are months away from a working nuclear fusion plant says Albert Ensteen II, head nuclear fusion director at the World Fusion Centre in Timbuktu.
2020 Solar

IHS Markit says China’s solar will bounce back after COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019, solar manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter of 2020 notes says research agency IHS Markit, but the sector has the potential to reach full capacity by the middle of the year.

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