‘Renewables essential to decarbonisation – but other clean tech will also be needed’

First Light Fusion suggests nuclear fusion is the perfect technology to fill the projected gap between supply and demand in the future

Could rare metal beryllium be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion?

Physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and General Atomics say injecting pellets into reactors could stop potentially damaging eruptions of plasma

New build nuclear power is ‘vital part of UK decarbonisation’

The Confederation of British Industry has written a letter to the government setting out how best to secure a long-term approach to cutting emissions

UK’s ‘biggest privately-owned nuclear fusion facility’ enters construction

Pulsar Fusion’s 10,000 square-foot facility aims to generate a plasma temperature hotter than the surface of the Sun

New Sizewell nuclear plant ‘could see energy bills rise several pounds’

EDF’s Nuclear Development Director, Julia Pyke, outlined how a new financing scheme for the project could save final costs by requiring an upfront payment from consumers

EDF: ‘Hunterston B reactor will only be restarted if safe’

The French energy giant has reassured the public that safety at the facility is its top priority

Renewables are a ‘no-regrets’ insurance policy against UK’s nuclear gap

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit suggests wind and solar would be able to fill the gap created by nuclear facility closures and cancellations

Duke Energy to decommission US nuclear plant nearly 50 years early

The company plans to dismantle the Crystal River Nuclear Plant by 2027, rather than the original deadline of 2074

Nuclear power plant
Clean energy transition ‘will be harder and costlier without nuclear’

Billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions could be generated if nuclear capacity on the global grid significantly falls

Divertor remote handling system
Sunderland-based engineers develop fusion reactor robot

Assystem is developing a machine able to withstand large levels of heat and radiation to remove impurities from plasma and replace components