Nominations Open for Fourth Smart Grid Award of Excellence

On 8 June, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched its fourth Award of Excellence competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. With a theme of “Excellence in Smart Grids for Flexibility,” the competition highlights […]


EU Commission endorses French initiatives to produce over 17 gigawatts in renewables

The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from small-scale onshore wind, solar and sewage gas installations in France under EU state aid rules. The schemes will allow France to develop more than 17 additional gigawatts in renewable energy. The onshore wind scheme has a provisional budget […]


DONG Energy divests its oil and gas business in favour of renewables

Denmark’s largest power producer, Dong Energy, agreed to sell its complete upstream oil and gas interests to global petrochemical manufacturer Ineos for $1.05 billion plus contingent payments, following an announcement of its intention to withdraw from the oil and gas business last November. DONG, which stands for ‘Danish Oil and […]


The State of Electricity Access Report (SEAR) 2017

A new report that examines the role of energy in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the status of electricity access in the world has been launched at the Vienna Energy Forum. The report explores how countries can create a suitable environment to close the electricity access […]