Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

OGUK: ‘Oil and gas produced in the UK will continue to support energy security in decades to come’

That’s the suggestion from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which says the fossil fuels will continue to be used as part of a ‘changing and cleaner energy mix’

IEA: ‘Security of supply must be guaranteed during global energy transition’

A new report stresses actions must be taken at the technical, economic and political levels to ensure the world’s energy supplies remain secure as the sector undergoes its transition to a cleaner and smarter model

Renewables look to new opportunities as COVID-19 offers snapshot into energy future

SmartestEnergy’s ‘Smart Generation: State of the Market Report 2020’ outlines how flexibility and maximising merchant revenue models will be key to successful generation projects in the post-subsidy energy landscape

Jacobs selected to help build new type of nuclear reactor

Moltex Energy’s Stable Salt Reactor is designed to burn processed spent fuel pellets which would otherwise have to be stored as radioactive waste

Ofgem announces £25bn investment programme to transform UK’s energy networks

The proposals aim to enable the delivery of emissions-free green energy across the country and meet national net zero targets, while also maintaining high levels of service and grid reliability

IEA: ‘Rapid and widespread changes needed across all parts of energy system’

The International Energy Agency says this is vital to ensure a secure and sustainable future for the global population

Southeast Asian energy demand ‘to grow at twice the global average until 2040’

The International Energy Agency says forecast demand growth of 60% could cause a number of challenges for the rapidly-advancing region

Global carbon dioxide emissions ‘could realistically be halved by 2040’

That’s the verdict from Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric. speaking at the company’s Innovation Summit in Barcelona today

Fusion ‘means gas will no longer be needed by the 2030s’

That’s the forecast made by Nicholas Hawker, Co-Founder and CEO of First Light Fusion, who spoke to ELN last week