UK and the Philippines partner on climate and environment

The two countries have agreed to share and agree with each other’s climate priorities, including energy transition and nature-based solutions

EDF to start ‘defuelling phase’ of 45-year-old nuclear power station by July 2022

The closure of Hinkley Point B was originally scheduled for March 2023

Wave energy
New inquiry launched into role of tidal energy in UK’s low carbon mix

The Environmental Audit Committee is inviting written submissions until 18th December 2020

Researchers achieve first plasma milestone in UK nuclear fusion device testing

The MAST-U machine is expected to be the forerunner of the UK’s first fusion power plant which is forecast for completion by 2040

May becomes ‘the greenest month ever’ in the UK

It was the first full calendar month of electricity generation without coal since the industrial revolution, according to a new report

Pivot Power unveils 100MW of new batteries to speed up EV expansion

Oxford and Kent will host the energy storage facilities that will provide essential capacity for EV charging by the end of 2020

Horizon submits application for nuclear licence in Wales

Horizon Nuclear Power has submitted an application for a Nuclear Site Licence for a proposed facility in Wales. It is one of the main permissions Horizon will need as it looks to build and operate two Advanced-Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units for the Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey. The news follows EDF’s recent announcement that concrete […]

Low carbon opportunities need local authority backing

Communities could be in a position to make a profit from low carbon technologies, if local authorities had more power to influence government. That’s the view of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, who analysed the Government’s community energy plans. The Community Energy Strategy published last year, allows individuals and local communities to make important contributions […]

Ex-Logica boss to head counterparty for energy auctions

The former boss of IT firm Logica is to head up the company which guarantees payments to energy generators in energy auctions. Dr Martin Read will chair the Government-owned Counterparty Company which will manage the long-term Contracts for Difference (CfDs) with electricity generators. These are meant to incentivise firms to build low carbon energy sources. Dr […]

World must triple low carbon energy to avoid climate change – UN

The world must triple or nearly quadruple the amount of zero and low carbon energy it uses to avoid devastating climate change. That’s the conclusion of a UN report released over the weekend which said nations must act together to stop global temperatures rising more than 2°C above what they were before industrialisation. It found […]