Total energy production

World energy production dipped in 2016 (-0.4%) for the first time since 2009

Breakdown by country (Mtoe)

World

-2.9%

China's primary production drop in 2016.

World energy production dipped in 2016 (-0.4%) for the first time since 2009

Production slowdown of the three fossil fuel energy sources in the USA, amid low commodity prices, has hit the trend.
China also contributed significantly to this trend with a noticeable drop in its coal production in a move to decarbonize its economy.
The trend of energy production shrinkage in European Union countries has accelerated owing to the depletion of oil and gas resources and the climate policy that eventually implies the exit of coal.
Large oil and gas exporting countries (Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran after the end of international sanctions) as well as the fast-developing countries (India and Turkey) have been the main contributors to the energy production increase in 2016.

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08
Sep

Statoil's Dudgeon offshore wind project fully commissioned (UK)

The 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind project, currently being built 40 km off the North Norfolk coast of East England (United Kingdom), has been fully commissioned and the last of the 67 wind turbines has been installed. The wind park will provide electricity to 410,000 homes starting from October 2017.

07
Sep

CFEnergia will deliver gas to Iberdrola's 866 MW El Carmen CCGT (Mexico)

Iberdrola Mexico, a subsidiary of the Spanish group Iberdrola, has signed a gas supply contract with CFEnergia, a subsidiary of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad), for the supply of gas to the 866 MW El Carmen combined cycle power plant (El Carmen, Nuevo León State, Mexico). The agreement is expected to last 24 years and amounts roughly US$4bn. The El Carmen plant will require an investment of US$450m and is expected to begin operations in September 2019.

06
Sep

The 172 MW Clyde wind park facility extension has been completed (UK)

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has commissioned the Clyde Extension onshore wind park. The Clyde wind complex is located in South Lanarkshire (UK) and the original facility has a combined generating capacity of 349.6 MW from 152 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. The Clyde Extension consists of 54 Siemens 3.2 MW turbines with a total capacity of 172.8 MW and increases the total capacity of the Clyde wind farm up to 522.4 MW.

05
Sep

DONG Energy's 659 MW Walney-3 wind project starts generating power (UK)

DONG Energy delivered first power at the 659 MW Walney-3 offshore wind park (also known as Walney extension, located 19 km from the Walney Island, off Cumbria in the Irish Sea) in the United Kingdom. The first turbine has been installed and power is now exported to the British National Grid. The wind project will consist of 40 Vestas and 47 Siemens wind turbines. The park is scheduled to be operational in 2018. In May 2010, the Walney Extension project (Walney-3) was awarded and the application for consent was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate in July 2013.