UK fossil fuel dependency falls to record low

Fossil fuel dependency in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 was 2% lower than the same period a year before and at a record low level. That’s according to new statistics from BEIS, which show dependency fell to 78.7%. This was despite increases in the production of oil (8.1%) due to new fields and less maintenance downtime. Gas […]

National Grid Winter Outlook: Reaction

National Grid’s news that the power margin for this winter is at 6.6% has been welcomed by the energy sector. Jonathan Marshall, Energy Analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said the operator’s Winter Outlook shows that the UK continues “to have a reliable electricity system” as it goes through this “period of […]

Solar ‘can match Hinkley’s energy output in two years’

Solar power could deliver the same energy as Hinkley Point C in “less than two years and at a comparable cost”, it has been claimed. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, Mark Turner, Operations Director at Lightsource Renewable Energy said solar is better positioned than the yet to be built nuclear plant which […]

Japan to sign nuclear deal with Turkey

Japan has struck a deal estimated to be worth more than $20 billion (£12.86bn) to build a new nuclear power station in Turkey. Reports claim the Turkish Government will sign an agreement later today with the Japanese Government. The nuclear plant in the northern city of Sinop in the Black Sea is expected to produce […]

Scotland’s renewable generation enough to power every home

Scotland saw a record year for renewable energy last year – with total generation enough to power the equivalent of every home in the country. New statistics showed the amount of renewable electricity generated in 2012 rose almost 7% compared to the previous year to more than 14,600GWh (Gigawatt hours). If electricity demand last year […]

Thorium: The future of the nuclear energy generation

The contents of this article might sound like they were extracted from one of Arthur C Clarke science fiction novels but believe me they are real and backed by years of research. According to the International Energy Agency the world is on the verge of an energy crisis and we need to find a viable, […]