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German Lawmakers Sign Off on Phase-Out of Coal

Germany's plan to end coal-fired power generation in the country is now official, as both houses of the German parliament approved the plan to shut down the last coal units…



[VIDEO] POWER Insights—Bringing Electricity to Underserved Areas

More than half of the population of Africa, or about 640 million people out of about 1.2 billion, does not have access to energy. It's the lowest access rate for…


Egypt Warns Ethiopian Mega-Dam May Provoke Conflict, Crises

Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan may be poised to end a decade-long dispute over waters from the River Nile, agreeing on June 27 to conclude trilateral negotiations and reach final agreement…


How Digital Disruption Will Reshape the Maintenance Management Sector

The imperatives of maintenance management have always been maximizing the availability, quality, and effectiveness of the equipment. And all of these must be achieved at the lowest possible cost in…


Hitachi Absorbs ABB Power Grids in New $10B Joint Venture

Hitachi on July 1 commandeered a majority share of ABB’s lucrative Power Grids business and officially launched a joint venture company—Hitachi ABB Power Grids. The new company, which already has…


RWE, E.ON Deal Will Reshape Energy Markets

Two German energy heavyweights have completed an asset swap that will have a major impact on the global market for renewable energy. RWE and E.ON on July 1 closed a…