Dutch Government demands early closure of coal power plant to cut emissions

11/03/2019 08:59 Coal


The Dutch Government has demanded the closure of a 650MW coal-fired power plant four years earlier than initially planned.

The news comes after the District Court of The Hague last year ruled the government must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020.


Operator Vattenfall said early closure of Hemweg-8 – by the end of 2019 – will have “major consequences” for its Dutch production operation and its employees at the power plant.

The amendment to the bill means the plant will have to stop operating without the previously announced transitional period of five years.

Source: energylivenews.com

Daily (20.05.2019): NBP spot price slumped by 7.5% on Friday amid system oversupply

20/05/2019 11:11:00

Oil prices lost momentum on Friday, weighed by persistent concerns over a weakening demand because of the stalemate in the U.S.-China trade negotiations. However, the decline in the Iranian and Russian exports along with reduced shipments from the North Sea capped losses. As a result, Brent crude retreated by 0.6% to 72.21 USD/bbl. In the meantime, WTI Crude price slipped by 0.2% to 62.76 USD/bbl.


Alpiq sells two Czech coal-fired power plants to Sev.en Energy

20/05/2019 09:19:00

Swiss company Alpiq has agreed to sell its two coal-fired power plants in the Czech Republic to Sev.en Energy Group for nearly $307.15m (€280m).


Gazprom makes huge Siberian gas discovery

20/05/2019 09:16:00

Russia's state-owned Gazprom Friday announced a 17-trillion-cubic-foot gas discovery in Siberia, Kallanish Energy reports.