UAE plugs in first nuclear power plant

The first unit of the nuclear plant has started producing the first megawatts

‘UK nuclear has saved 2.3 billion tonnes of emissions since 1956’

The Nuclear Industry Association claims that over this time period, nuclear power has saved more emissions than any other energy source in British history

Texas power co-op files for bankruptcy after $2.1bn electricity bill

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative serves 16 distribution member co-ops that cater to more than 1.5 million Texans

Energy prices return to more normal seasonal prices, but two world’s collide in carbon

Energy prices return to more normal seasonal prices, but two world’s collide in carbon

Ofgem calls for independent body to run the electricity system

The energy regulator claims the new body could save consumers as much as £4.8 billion between 2022 and 2050

Global floating wind capacity ‘to grow 2,000-fold by 2050’

A new study predicts installed capacity of floating wind will soar from its current level of 100MW to as much as 250GW by mid-century

Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Solar microgrid ‘to cut Cambodian island’s diesel use by more than 600,000 litres per year’

Total Solar Distributed Generation, in partnership with Canopy Power, is building the infrastructure on the remote island of Koh Rong Sanloem

US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

Nearly 30 US states see renewables generate more power than either coal or nuclear

Nationwide, renewables accounted for 20.8% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2020, ahead of 19.4% from nuclear and 18.4% from coal