Two npower plants to bow out in 2013

Energy supplier npower confirmed today two of its power station will shut down in 2013 to fall in line with EU emissions laws. The 2,000MW coal-fired Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire (pictured) and the 1,000MW oil-fired Fawley plant in Hampshire will close at the end of March 2013 under the EU Large Combustion Plant […]

Power station responds to snow demands

As debate rages around emissions performance standards for fossil fuel power stations, an oil-fired station in Southampton is shifting up a gear to meet demand caused by this week’s snow storms. Because RWE npower’s Fawley operation is oil-fired it can start generating power more quickly than fossil-fuelled facilities. This, claims RWE npower, makes it able […]