Manchester set to host ‘world’s largest’ battery energy storage project

Carlton Power has secured the green light for a 1GW battery energy storage scheme at Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park

UK’s sole coal plant: Another winter energy crisis ahead?

Fears of a potential winter energy crisis are intensifying as talks between the National Grid and energy companies Drax and EDF fail to keep two additional coal power plants operational

EDF and Drax rule out coal units for next winter

EDF and Drax have confirmed that their coal units will not be available for the upcoming winter, following discussions with the National Grid ESO

Global coal production and consumption reach record high

Global coal production increased by over 7%, reaching a record high of 175 exajoules, according to the Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy 2023

‘UK abandons proposed law to ban coal power generation’

Experts warn that the government’s shift in position allows for the possibility of using coal power plants again if needed to prevent blackouts

National Grid considers coal-fired units revival for winter 2023/24

The UK’s electricity system operator suggests that there will be enough available capacity to meet electricity demand, with the possibility of reviving coal-fired units to ensure reliability

Coal-fired generation capacity to drop by half in US by 2026

The milestone will lead to significant mine closures, layoffs and falling tax and royalty payments in coal-producing states, according to a report

West Burton A coal power station shuts downs after 57 years of operation

The power station generated a total of 491,792GWh of electricity over its 57 years of operation, equivalent to powering 164 million homes for a year

France splashes €1m on waste-to-gas plan in old coal plant

The funding will explore waste-to-renewable natural gas feasibility at the Meyreuil coal plant site

Closure of UK coal plant to be delayed by two years

Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station in Nottinghamshire will stay open until late 2024