EDF’s Sizewell B nuclear plant back to full power

It agreed to run at half capacity for a period of four months to help manage the impact of very low power demand on the grid

Green finance
New fund to pave the way for low carbon and resilient cities in developing and emerging economies

It is a collaboration between ministers and directors of the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg together with the World Bank, European Investment Bank and the Global Covenant of Mayors

Green Finance Institute launches Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce

The Taskforce will conduct a focused review to identify the barriers and enablers to investment into low carbon heating across the UK housing market

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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

Are CHP plants commissioned more than three years ago delivering the benefits they could be?

A survey from Enel X shows nearly 80% of CHP plants were commissioned more than three years ago, exposing an opportunity for increased efficiency and revenue generation

Scotland announces £1.6bn to support jobs and tackle fuel poverty

It is part of the government’s enhanced Green New Deal, which aims to transform the energy efficiency and heat of buildings and rapidly accelerate decarbonisation

Tokamak Energy wins $580k from US Government to tackle fusion challenges

The business, which is working to accelerate the development of commercial fusion power, has received the new financing from the Department of Energy

Scotland announces £1.4bn of low carbon funding and £100m for green jobs

The funding will support Scotland’s transition towards a net zero economy and help create around 100,000 high value jobs over the next decade

Hunterston B nuclear power plant’s shut down date brought forward to early 2022

EDF had planned to keep generating electricity from the 44-year-old facility until 2023 but says it will now move into the defuelling phase no later than 7th January 2022

Scotland fast-tracks low carbon investment to support COVID-19 recovery

A minimum of £20m will be invested through the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund