Eggborough coal plant to close with 130 job losses

The Eggborough coal-fired power station in Yorkshire is to shut down after failing to secure new supply contracts for backup power next winter. The plant, which started producing electricity in 1970, is capable of supplying 5% of power in the UK – enough electricity for two million homes. Owner Eggborough Power Ltd, which has a […]

Budget tax changes “could save millions in oil and gas”

The trade association for the oil and gas industry has said the Autumn Budget could save millions of pounds by introducing a tax change to defer the decommissioning of mature fields. Oil & Gas UK says the government has a limited window of opportunity to allow tax history to be transferred from seller to buyer […]

New milestone for Sellafield in nuclear clean-up

Sellafield has achieved its “most significant stride ever” in its nuclear clean-up mission. It announced the entire bulk stocks of historic nuclear fuel are now removed from one of the site’s oldest ponds. That means radioactivity levels at the 68-year old spent fuel pond have been cut by 70%, “vastly reducing the risk” it poses […]

UK reaffirms nuclear agreement with Japan

The UK has agreed a framework of civil nuclear cooperation with Japan, announced as part of David Cameron’s first official visit to the country. The Department for Energy and Climate Change says the agreement could create opportunities for UK companies to engage in multi-billion pound decommissioning projects. Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy said: […]