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.
hk electric

Hong Kong utility selects Landis+Gyr for grid optimisation

HK Electric has partnered with Landis+Gyr to optimize the operations of its grid network.
Israel

US, Israeli fund seeks innovative renewables, efficiency and natural gas tech...

Israel - US: BIRD Energy seeks to provide up to $1 million in funding to renewable energy, efficiency and natural gas technologies projects.
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.
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.

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