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Nuclear and hydro will remain key to Sweden's energy future

December 22, 2014

Since 2010, Sweden's conventional thermal energy production has declined on an annual basis as it continues to focus on its big three energy sources. In 2010, 3.6TWh of electricity was generated from ... More

Czech Republic's power generation heading atomic

December 15, 2014

Presently, power generation is primarily driven by coal, which contributes just under 50% of the Czech Republic's total power production. However, coal power generation is projected to decrease to a third ... More

France to become Europe's biggest energy exporter

December 11, 2014

Nuclear remains the bedrock of France's power generation portfolio. In 2014, 407TWh of electricity will be generated by nuclear (75.4% of total energy production). By 2030, nuclear power will decline ... More

Germany still set for nuclear phase-out by 2023

December 4, 2014

Grafenrheinfeld will be shut down in May 2015, resulting in the closure of 1,275MW of capacity. Gundremmingen B will follow next by the end of 2017, and a further 1,284MW of nuclear power generation capacity ... More

Scottish energy industry survives major scare

September 22, 2014

The Scottish renewables industry came very close to suffering a major setback due to uncertainty surrounding the result of the Scottish independence referendum. Questions about emissions targets, how ... More

Denmark and Germany lead bioenergy and solar power markets in Europe

September 9, 2014

European countries' bioenergy rankings in 2014: 1. Denmark - 15.4% 2. Finland - 11.6% 3. Sweden - 8.9% 4. Germany - 7.5% 5. Austria - 7.1% 6. UK - 5.6% 7. Portugal - 5.5% 8. Belgium - 5.4% Excluding ... More

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France outstrips the rest of Europe in nuclear generation

September 8, 2014

Rankings of Europe's leading nuclear power nations compared to consumption in 2014: 1. France 104.0% 2. Belgium 44.0% 3. Sweden 37.9% 4. Czech Republic 38.6% 5. Hungary 36.9% 6. Finland 25.7% 7. ... More

Norway leads the way in energy self-sufficiency

September 5, 2014

Norway's substantial hydroelectricity capability is the key factor behind the country placing first in Datamonitor Energy's self-sufficiency energy rankings. In total, Norwegian hydro power sites generated ... More

Natural gas and wind to meet majority of UK's energy needs

August 27, 2014

In the past the UK was heavily dependent on coal-fired plants for energy generation, providing nearly 64% in 1991. In 2012, 128TWh of electricity was generated by coal plants in the UK, accounting for ... More

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