[img:Germany - po_0.JPG| ]25 February 2013 - Although nuclear energy is still a major power source for developed regions around the world, emerging economies are picking up the pace with ambitious development plans, states research and consulting firm GlobalData. Power uprates, plant life extension programs and replacements in existing plants will significantly stimulate global demand for nuclear power plant components.
22 February 2013 - Strike action has seen construction of the 4,800 MW Medupi power station in South Africa’s Limpopo province halted for over a month. Work was suspended at the power station, which is already over a year behind its original schedule, on January 16th 2013 after a dispute related to the payment of year-end bonuses.
Energy & Income
Advisor]18 February 2013 - In the US, reports of the death of King Coal by regulation may well be premature, says Elliott Gue in the Energy & Income Advisor. While the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pursuing new regulations aimed at reducing the country’s domestic coal usage, many utilities are burning natural gas as a base load fuel instead of coal simply because natural gas is now dirt-cheap in the US.