26 Sep 2012

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The British unit of German utility RWE RWEG.DE on Wednesday submitted applications for permits to allow its Tilbury coal-fired power plant, which it has turned into a biomass station, run beyond a closure date set by EU environmental law. The Tilbury plant in Essex east of London is expected to race through […]

26 Sep 2012

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — More than two centuries after coal power helped forge the world’s first industrial economy, Britain is going back to burning wood. Drax Group Plc will spend $1 billion to turn the U.K.’s biggest coal-fired plant into western Europe’s largest clean- energy producer. The U.K. utility plans to convert one of the […]

10 Sep 2012

Mr. Mike Hammah, Minister for Land and Natural Resources, has called on African governments to take the lead in identifying and prioritizing areas of investment in the forestry and energy sectors. He said this would halt forest degradation and deforestation; create more jobs and improve on the living conditions of the people.   Mr. Hammah […]