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Russia and EU hoping to reach consensus on energy asset unbundling

10/19/2007 Russia and the EU are hoping to reach a consensus soon regarding the proposed unbundling of energy assets, reports Russia Today.

Poland invited to join International Energy Agency

10/03/2007 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has formally invited Poland to become a new member country.

Spain aims to add 2500 MW of CHP capacity by 2012

10/01/2007 Spain is aiming to add around 2500 MW of combined heat and power capacity by the end of 2012, a Spanish industry ministry official told delegates at the recent DECX conference in Amsterdam.

E.ON chief calls for takeover protection

09/24/2007 E.ON, Germany's biggest energy company, is calling for legal regulations to increase protection for German companies against hostile takeovers.

National Grid urges Brussels to liberalise network

09/17/2007 National Grid has stepped into the row over Europe's energy networks which is due to come to a head this week when Brussels unveils its plans for their ownership.

Europe needs greater integration to promote efficient power markets: Eurelectric

09/12/2007 IFIEC Europe and Eurelectric have called upon EU decision-makers to ensure speedy progress towards the integration of electricity markets, as a means to facilitate cross-border trade and bring more efficiency to the market.

RAO UES reiterates access to Russia for foreign investors

09/12/2007 Russia is prepared to allow foreign companies to control up to a quarter of its electricity generation industry, according to Anatoly Chubais, chief executive of state-owned electricity monopoly Unified Energy Systems (UES).

NRG to cut emissions at Indian River plant

08/22/2007 The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said it reached a preliminary agreement with NRG Energy to cut annual emissions of sulfur dioxide by an estimated 4,300 tons, nitrogen oxides by an estimated 2,900 tons and mercury by an estimated 1,200 ounces at the company's Indian River power plant by January 2012.

E.ON to purchase Iberian wind assets from Dong Energy

08/09/2007 E.ON of Germany agreed on its second acquisition in Spain on Tuesday, four months after being outmanoeuvred in the €43bn ($59bn) bid battle for Endesa, the country's biggest electricity group.

Germany, France warn EU against energy breakup

07/31/2007 France, Germany and a group of allies have warned the European Commission against proposing the break-up of big European utilities in a draft energy directive due later this year, Germany's Economy Ministry has said.

EU launches legal action against E.ON, GDF over market-sharing

07/31/2007 European Union regulators on Monday launched legal action against Germany's energy giant E.ON and French energy company Gaz de France (GDF) over restrictive business practices.

Michigan DEQ proposes IGCC BACT consideration

07/25/2007 The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is taking public comments until August 8, 2007, on the MDEQ's proposal to include clean coal technology as part of the air permitting process for new coal-fired electric generation in the state of Michigan.

Power distribution operators need no new laws: Eurelectric

07/18/2007 Eurelectric, the European electricity industry association, has said that there is no need for the European Commission (EC) to introduce new laws affecting distribution system operators for the EC to address its concerns over competition.

German state plans to revoke Vattenfall's nuclear accreditation

07/13/2007 The German state of Schleswig-Holstein is investigating legal options to revoke Vattenfall Europe's nuclear reactor accreditation, the state's social minister, Gitta Trauernicht, told state parliament.

French senators want to keep state regulation of power networks

07/06/2007 A group of French senators, formed to analyze the European power cuts that occurred in November last year, has called for the French power network to remain regulated by the state, as reported by Platts.

Tenaska obtains Illinois clean-coal plant permit

06/07/2007 Tenaska Inc. said that Illinois' state environmental agency issued an air permit for the 630 MW, $2 billion Taylorville Energy Center.

California strengthens coal generation limits

05/25/2007 The California Energy Commission imposed new rules that effectively forbid the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and all other municipal utilities in the state from signing new contracts with coal-fired power plants.

Outgoing RWE chief hits out at regulators

05/07/2007 Harry Roels, the outgoing chief executive of German utility RWE, has hit out at moves by Germany and the European Union that could prevent the development of a continent-wide energy market and dent profits.

Ireland edges toward open, all-island power market: report

04/26/2007 Ireland has done away with its problematic system of virtual power plant auctions and revenue regulation, by requiring the state-owned incumbent, ESB, to sell off many of its generation assets.

Acciona denies it acted illegally in bid for Endesa

04/26/2007 Spanish energy and construction group Acciona has denied that it acted unlawfully by making a joint bid with Italian utility ENI for Spain's Endesa.