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Record coal plant retirements offset by China coal plant boom, new report says 06 April 2021

According to a new report by led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM), a steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015. In total, China was home to 85% of the 87.4 gigawatts (GW) of proposed new coal plants in 2020....

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EDF to close its sole remaining coal-fired power station 23 March 2021

EDF has announced that it will close its sole remaining coal-fired power station, West Burton A. The energy company said the station will move into decommissioning by 30 September 2022, two years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline for all UK coal generation to be closed by 2024....

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Internet outage caused by data centre fire, says Russia – but Google disagrees 15 March 2021

Russian authorities have claimed that a destructive data centre fire in Strasbourg on March 10 was responsible for the disruption of access to a large number of websites, including Google and YouTube....

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Explosion on board bulk carrier injures four offshore Gibraltar 23 February 2021

An explosion on a bulk carrier vessel, the CSSC Cape Town, injured four people on February 19. The blast happened while the ship was in Gibraltar's territorial waters. Two of the injured were flown to hospital by helicopter after they suffered severe burns....

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Norwegian company fined £2 million for 2019 hydrogen fuel station explosion 22 February 2021

Norwegian hydrogen company Nel has been fined 25 million Norwegian krone (£2 million) for an explosion at a hydrogen fuel station in Sandvika, near Oslo in June 2019. In a statement, Nel said that two of its units had received fines relating to the incident in which three people were injured after a hydrogen gas leak ignited....

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Essar Oil announces new waste-to-fuel plant at Ellesmere Port 16 February 2021

Essar Oil has announced a new facility at Stanlow Oil Refinery in Ellesmere Port, northwest England, which will convert non-recyclable household waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports. Essar and its subsidiary, Stanlow Terminals Limited, will create the new facility in partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy....

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India to be largest source of energy demand over next 20 years, report says 09 February 2021

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that India is set to see the largest increase in energy demand of any country over the next 20 years. The IEA’s India Energy Outlook 2021, released on February 9, reports that India’s energy consumption will almost double by 2040 as its gross domestic product (GDP) expands to an estimated $8.6 trillion under current national policy....

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Two injured by explosion at tanker cleaning facility in US 08 February 2021

Two people suffered burn injuries after an explosion at a tanker cleaning facility in Dallas Pike, West Virginia on February 1. The workers were reportedly cleaning the tanker with chemicals at the time of the incident....

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TC Energy "disappointed" by President Biden's decision to revoke Keystone XL permit 02 February 2021

TC Energy has expressed its disappointment at President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke a Presidential permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The energy company said the decision would impact thousands of union jobs, new renewable energy investments and opportunities for Indigenous communities....

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UK’s second electricity link to France starts flowing at full capacity 25 January 2021

IFA2, the National Grid’s second electricity interconnector linking the UK and France, is now able to flow low carbon electricity between the two countries at full capacity. Wholesale power traders started buying capacity to transport power across the 149-mile subsea power cable, which stretches along the sea floor between Fareham, Hampshire in the UK and near Caen, Normandy in France, on January 20....

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