22 Dec 2016

Since early December, the number of people searching for “when hell freezes over” on Google has spiked dramatically. And, if one of the locations on Earth most associated with hot weather is any indicator, the phenomenon may have actually occurred, at least momentarily. Pictures taken by an amateur photographer Monday show the dunes of the […]

22 Dec 2016

The oil industry must brace for five energy “tsunamis” that threaten to drag prices as low as $10/bbl in less than a decade, Engie’s (OTCPK:ENGIY) head of research, technology and innovation tells Bloomberg. The falling cost of solar power and battery storage, rising sales of electric vehicles, increasingly “smart” buildings and cheap hydrogen will all […]

22 Dec 2016

PARIS (Reuters) – French utility Engie is considering acquiring full control of Suez , in which it already has a 33 percent stake, French business radio station BFM reported, citing sources close to Engie. BFM reported that Engie’s chief executive, Isabelle Kocher, had been lobbying leading French conservative and centre-right politicians over the idea. Political […]

09 Dec 2016

RWE, Uniper and Engie have fairly quietly written off billions of euros on three brand new coal power plants in the Netherlands, according to a new report from independent consultant Gerard Wynn for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In an article for his own website, the Energy and Carbon Blog, Wynn […]

08 Dec 2016

BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting President of the Republic of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba agreed on Wednesday to lift China-Gabon relations to a comprehensive cooperative partnership in a bid to better realize common development. Invited by Xi, Ali Bongo Ondimba is paying a state visit to China from Tuesday […]

08 Dec 2016

PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) – French utility Engie is in the contraction phase of its three-year transformation plan when investments in new assets have not yet replaced earnings from assets sold, its chief executive said on Wednesday. CEO Isabelle Kocher said investors who follow Engie closely understand this and are keeping faith in the firm’s […]

08 Dec 2016

The University of St Andrews’ £25 million (€29.3m) biomass plant at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge has been officially commissioned. The plant marks a major step forward for St Andrews’ plans to become the UK’s first carbon neutral university. Located on the east side of a former paper mill site, the plant produces hot water […]

08 Dec 2016

The United States Government has turned over the completed and operational Kwendin Biomass Energy Plant to the people of Kwendin in Nimba County, a press release has said. The project, according to the release, was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) using locally available biomass. The Kwendin Biomass Energy Plant is […]

07 Dec 2016

The palm oil industry is one of the world’s biggest, projected to be worth $88bn (£70bn) by 2022. While it has pumped billions into the local economies of countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, the aggressive expansion of the industry has also become synonymous with widespread environmental and community destruction. With global demand increasing, Africa has […]

06 Dec 2016

French energy company Engie has announced two new major collaborations to foster new innovative green gas production methods across Europe. According to Engie, green gas is a key element of the energy transition because of its potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and provide a sustainable source of energy while contributing to the development of […]