SSE to close unit at Fiddler’s Ferry coal power station

That will take the capacity of the power station from 1,995MW to 1,510MW in total

Dutch Government demands early closure of coal power plant to cut emissions

Vattenfall says closing Hemweg-8 four years early will have ‘major consequences’ for its production operation and its employees

Pile of coal
Is coal as reliable as we think?

A number of coal plant outages across the country have left heatwave-stricken homes without power

One Select ninth energy supplier to go out of business this year

Around 36,000 energy customers are affected by the closure

Bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuels to close for good

The company cites the government’s delay in implementing the E10 fuel – which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol – as one of the reasons

Rugeley Power Station to close in June

The owner of Rugeley Power Station has confirmed the facility will be closed in June, with the loss of 120 jobs. The announcement comes three months after ENGIE said the 1GW plant is expected to cease operations this summer “due to the deterioration in market conditions” for coal generation. The news follows the government’s plans […]

Rugeley coal station closure puts 150 jobs at risk

Plans to close Rugeley coal-fired power station in Staffordshire have been announced. The 1GW plant is expected to cease operations this summer “due to the deterioration in market conditions” for coal generation in the UK as a result of increases in carbon costs and continued fall in power prices, operator ENGIE said. The power station […]

Ironbridge power plant stops generating electricity

A power station in Shropshire is to permanently close after 46 years of generating electricity. Ironbridge Power Station, originally coal-fired, was converted to burn wood pellets to reduce emissions ahead of its planned closure this year. The historic plant was capable of generating up to 1,000MW from two units at full capacity but the output […]

Longannet coal power plant to close next March

Scotland’s last coal-fired power plant is to close at the end of March next year. Owner ScottishPower said the combination of high carbon taxes and transmission charges means running Longannet Power Station “is uneconomic”. It follows National Grid’s decision not to award the facility a contract for grid balancing services. The power station will now […]

End to onshore wind support ‘puts £10m under threat’

The UK Government’s decision to end support for onshore wind could threaten £10 million of investment at a Scottish eco park. The government is scrapping subsidises for new onshore wind projects in April 2016 – a year earlier than expected. Binn Eco Park, a former landfill site, is now home to waste recovery, recycling facilities and an anaerobic digestion plant. […]