Scotland to have ‘carbon neutral islands’ by 2040

The new Carbon Neutral Islands project will demonstrate the low carbon energy potential of Scotland’s islands as hubs of innovation in renewable energy and climate change resilience

New UK partnership seeks to accelerate fusion energy research

The collaboration will apply the latest computing systems, supercomputing and data science expertise to fast-track the development of efficient fusion energy

Jeff Bezos-backed nuclear fusion firm to build first plant in the UK

Canada’s General Fusion has signed an agreement with the UK Atomic Energy Authority to develop and operate its fusion demonstration plant at the Culham Campus, home to the UK’s national fusion research programme

Louise Kingham leaves Energy Institute for bp

The EI’s Chief Executive Officer is expected to support the giant’s transformation into an integrated energy company

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