Lower Thames Crossing emissions figures released in Freedom of Information request

Environmentalists claim the proposed tunnel project is at odds with Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut the UK’s emissions by 68% against 1990 levels by 2030

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RIIO-2 price control: Energy Networks Association responds

David Smith, CEO of the ENA said: ‘Achieving net zero emissions requires sustained investment, innovation and a supportive and forward-looking regulatory regime’

Ofgem finalises RIIO-2 price control to direct £40m of funding into electricity network

Approximately £30bn will help establish a ‘stronger, greener and fairer GB energy system’, while more than £10m will be held on standby to pay for future green energy projects

SSEN deploys drones to inspect electricity infrastructure

Its partnership with Cyberhawk sees the use of drones to visualise power infrastructure from the rural Cotswolds to the urban areas of West London, without intrusion or inconvenience to customers

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

Northern Ireland turns down SSE proposal for 118MW wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister said the environmental benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the harm to an area of natural beauty

Every new European wind turbine installation ‘generates €10m of economic activity’

Europe could have more than twice as much wind energy capacity as today by 2030 if governments fully implement their energy plans

Nuclear power ‘should not be considered an effective low carbon energy source’

A new report claims nations with larger-scale nuclear deployments do not tend to show significantly lower carbon emissions

Vestas enters Colombian wind market with 20MW turbine order

The wind project is forecast to cement the country’s plans to bring more renewables into its energy mix

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‘Nuclear power is likely to continue to play a key role in global low carbon energy mix’

A new report stresses supportive energy policies and market designs must facilitate investment to build enough new nuclear capacity to offset approaching retirements