In 2019, the EU electricity sector emitted 12 per cent less CO2 than in the previous year. At the same time, the share of renewables in electricity production rose EU-wide to 35 per cent, a new record. These are the main findings in a study of current electricity data carried out by Agora Energiewende and climate think-tank Sandbag. Greenhouse gas emissions from EU power plants declined more sharply in 2019 than in any year since at least 1990. All in all, emissions fell by 120 million tonnes, a decrease of 12 per cent relative to the previous year’s level.

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU)1, including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines.

Given the growing international pressure to mitigate climate change and increasing fears around climate impacts, expectations of continued investment in fossil fuels in Southeast Asia’s power sector appear puzzling.

During the 1990s, a new paradigm for power sector reform was put forward that emphasized the restructuring of utilities, the creation of regulators, the participation of the private sector, and the establishment of competitive power markets.

Several power plant proposals need to be cancelled, says report. Against the already identified ones, several more thermal power plants in India could potentially be classified as stranded assets, a report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.

Shifting generation mix, increasing focus on sustainability and advancement in technological interventions driving operational efficiency in the power sector will require significant coordination between policymakers, investors and consumers to drive successful transformation of the sector, PWC said in a paper released.

Utilisation levels of many thermal power plants would fall to 35-40% if the country sets up 130 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022, a latest report by KPMG India has pointed out.

With a view of promote decentralised use of solar energy and availability of affordable and reliable solar power in the rural areas, Ministry has formulated draft Guidelines for Development of Decentralised Solar Power Plants.

This report updates previous African Development Bank (AfDB) and Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) assessments of power sector reforms in Africa. APUA conducted a study in 2008 on reforms in the African power sector, focusing on 19 countries.

A new paradigm for power sector reform emerged during the 1990s, under the influence of the Washington Consensus, and began to spread across the developing world.

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