Increasing power imports from Europe ‘threatens Britain’s supply’

Britain is importing an “increasing amount” of electricity from continental Europe which is putting its supply at risk. A new report projects the UK will receive 67TWh of power from interconnectors by 2030 – a 10-fold increase in the projection made five years ago. In the 12 months to March this year, the UK imported […]

No wonder Horizon was chucked, says energy expert

The Government’s controversial carbon price floor is responsible for the issues facing the nuclear industry. This is according to energy analyst Tony Lodge, who predicted back in January the carbon tax would not incentivise new nuclear build. The Centre for Policy Studies Research Fellow warned the carbon price floor should be re-examined as it only […]

Fuel poverty set to increase as nuclear declines, according to report

One third of all households in the UK will be in fuel poverty by 2030 unless the Government acts to encourage new nuclear. This is according to the think tank the Centre for Policy Studies, whose new report ‘The Atomic Clock: How the Coalition is gambling with Britain’s energy policy’,has criticised the increased costs of […]