Sunday , August 19 2018

Energy

Copperbelt Energy of Zambia eyes $250mn power investment

Bloomberg Copperbelt Energy Corp., the Zambian electricity supplier with customers including Glencore Plc’s copper mines, may invest as much as $250 million in solar projects and transmission lines in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, Chief Executive Officer Owen Silavwe said. The amount includes two solar plants to generate 30 ...

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Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports are a ‘glancing blow’ for wind power, batteries

Bloomberg President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports include duties on components for wind turbines, nuclear reactors and batteries — but they are unlikely to cripple any of those industries. Less than 2 percent of wind turbines installed in the US since 2010 were imported from China, ...

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China seeks cheaper solar power in shift to efficiency

Bloomberg China’s efforts to cool solar power capacity growth will cut electricity generation costs and the industry’s reliance on government subsidies that helped drive record installations last year, the People’s Daily reported. Electricity rates paid to solar developers haven’t fallen in line with photovoltaic panel costs and clean energy developers ...

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Top US regulators don’t back claim that grid faces emergency

Bloomberg Top US energy regulators declined to endorse the notion that power grids face a national emergency during a Senate hearing, tacitly rebuffing President Donald Trump’s argument to prop up struggling coal and nuclear plants. The five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were testifying before the Senate Energy ...

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