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RWE CEO: Conventional Power Role Shifting from Baseload to Renewables Back Up in Europe

Germany's largest power generator RWE, following in the footsteps of its competitor E.ON, plans to split its company to bank on renewable energy and grid operations, which it says is…


Germany Moves to Idle Coal Plants, Set up "Capacity Reserve"

Five of Germany's largest lignite power plants will be mothballed to allow the country that is already phasing out nuclear power to meet ambitious climate goals by 2020.  In what…


RWE to Close 3.1 GW of Conventional Generation Across Europe on Profit Woes

Europe's third-largest power provider on Tuesday announced it would take offline 3.1 GW of natural gas and coal power plants in Germany and the Netherlands, citing a "continuing boom in…