Power generation
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence
Singapore shuffles its energy make-up
11 September 2017
The city state has no indigenous oil and gas output, so is diversifying its energy mix and beefing up its trading efforts
Energy storage gains momentum in Australia
7 September 2017
Canberra is ahead of the game when it comes to the biggest challenge for new energies
Times of change in Mexico
7 September 2017
Mexico's energy sector has undergone a radical transformation since far-reaching reforms were enacted four years ago. Jaime Hernández, CEO of the country's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) who is also the new president of the World Energy Council’s Mexico chapter, outlines the impact of these changes
Europe's black and green stuff
4 September 2017
Europe's energy supply mix is changing again. It won’t be good news for the climate targets
Do we really need big power plants any more?
8 December 2016
Governments obsess about baseload energy. This is an outdated approach
Canada steps up coal phase-out plan
23 November 2016
The country plans to eliminate coal-fired electricity generation by 2030 and start to rely on clean energy for power
Turkey - stuck in the twentieth century
22 November 2016
Turkey enters 2017 with an energy strategy that looks increasingly anachronistic
UK - weak power
16 November 2016
The retirement of coal-fired power stations is tightening the UK's electricity supply-and the government doesn't seem to have a plan to cope
Japan reacts and evolves
27 July 2016
Japan’s energy economy is pulsating – under the weight of its past, imprisoned by imports, and a desire to innovate
Power play
13 April 2016
Cheap natural gas is bringing coal’s long reign as the fuel of choice in US generation to an end
The next China?
22 February 2016
Strong GDP growth, coupled with some reforms at home, could make India a new engine of global energy demand
UK to close coal power stations by 2025 says energy minister
18 November 2015
The UK Conservative government is to consult on phasing out coal completely by 2025 – but only if new gas capacity is advancing fast enough
Demand for naphtha decreases as gas based chemicals increase
26 June 2015
A rapid swing in chemicals feedstock use is set to upturn refinery operations worldwide
Downstream projects suffer as Gulf spending tightened
26 February 2015
Several new developments are about to come on stream. New proposed ones will be delayed by the weak oil price
Iraq’s lingering power crisis costing $40 billion a year
22 April 2014
It will take longer than the government hopes to fix the country’s electricity problem
Iraq’s draft electricity law inadequate for task
14 April 2014
The government wants to expand power generation capacity rapidly, but proposed new legislation is inadequate for the task, say Luay Al-Khatteeb and Harry Istepanian
Kepco pioneers new smart grid business model
5 December 2013
South Korea will raise electricity prices to fund $25 billion investment in smart grids that carefully monitor the supply and demand for electricity to eliminate waste
Gas shortages force Chinese long term shale action
25 November 2013
Residential gas demand could rise up to tenfold in some cities this winter, but results from shale aren't expected until 2020
Governments need to be smarter with energy policy
17 October 2013
Power generation spend needs to double in 20 years to meet surge in electricity demand
Russia plays on Europe’s gas-cut fears
6 February 2012
Gazprom reduces gas supply to Europe amid freezing temperatures
A new reality for Gazprom amid low gas demand
25 January 2012
Hurting customers and low gas demand, mean Gazprom must accept changes to its contract terms
Chipping away at Gazprom’s contracts amid falling demand
19 January 2012
With demand in its largest market declining, Gazprom is making price concessions to its big European gas customers. Will its passion for oil-indexed prices be next to succumb, asks Kwok W Wan