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Engie, Sonnen to Offer Solar Plus Storage Option in France

Energy Storage News: French utility Engie and German energy storage firm sonnen have signed a strategic partnership to offer a package of solar and energy storage to households in France. The ‘My Power’ package is already available and Engie has identified 3 million customers in France living in detached houses that are conducive to using […]

April 27, 2018 Read More →

Chile’s Four Biggest Utilities Are Closing Coal Plants and Moving Toward Renewables

Bloomberg News: Engie SA is closing its coal-fired power plants in Chile after deciding there was little point in trying to sell them. The French power company plans to replace the capacity with renewable energy and will announce more details in the coming weeks, according to Philip De Cnudde, Engie’s chief executive officer for Latin […]

March 29, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Update: Netherlands, in New Program to Close All Coal-Fired Generation by 2030, Sends European Energy Markets a Sharp Signal

Phase-out Plans Combined With the Rise of Renewables and the Impact of Improved Efficiency Put Old Electricity-Production Models at Risk

In announcing plans to shut all coal-fired power plants by 2030,  the new government of the Netherlands sent a dramatic signal to electricity markets today that no investment in coal-fired power in Europe is safe. The Dutch statement is especially significant given that the Netherlands itself has only recently commissioned three of Europe’s newest coal-fired […]

October 10, 2017 Read More →