Power generation
The greening of coal
25 November 2007
Drax Power must continue to provide reliable baseload electricity for the UK while reducing its environmental impact. Chief executive Dorothy Thompson says it is making progress. Interview by Tom Nicholls
Lighting up a continent
20 September 2007
Investors are returning to Africa's power sector, but securing financing remains problematic, writes Martin Clark
Coal-fired plants of the future
1 August 2007
At least 20 IGCC plants have been proposed in the US and that figure could continue to grow as the technology advances and as state and federal governments establish measures aimed at curbing CO2 emissions, writes Anne Feltus
The future's blackouts
1 May 2007
Southeast Europe faces a power shortage until 2012, when new generating capacity is due to enter service. Until then, prices will almost certainly rise, threatening the economic boom that is helping to stabilise the region, NJ Watson reports
Power producers mix it up
1 January 2007
Despite concerted conservation efforts and energy-efficiency gains, electricity demand in the US continues to rise. Increased diversity in the fuel mix is essential to guarantee supply security, writes Anne Feltus
Russia: First electricity IPO a success
1 December 2006
The first of a series of power-plant privatisations planned by Unified Energy System (UES), Russia's state-owned electricity monopoly, was a resounding success
Easing off the gas
1 December 2006
Where will China find the energy supplies it needs to keep growing? Derek Brower looks at the options
Power plants up for grabs
1 October 2006
The trundling reform of UES will move into high gear next month with the flotation of OGK-5, a generating company created during restructuring of the world's biggest power firm, writes Isabel Gorst
Power pool taking shape
1 August 2006
Micro future
1 July 2006
Gas suffers eastern power vacuum
31 May 2006
Central and eastern Europe may follow the EU's lead in many respects, but the rising use of natural gas for electricity generation is not one of them, writes NJ Watson
China: gas plays second fiddle
31 May 2006
The power industry in China lives and breathes coal, an abundant resource in this fast-growing Asian super state. But coal-fired power generation has come at a price, with the country facing some of the worst pollution levels in the world, writes Martin Clark.