The Carbon Column – Reflecting on 2022

In this post I reflect on some of the stories in 2022

Europe’s largest nuclear power station is “out of control”, says UN nuclear chief

IAEA’s Director-General said every principle of nuclear safety has been violated at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

UK ‘paid £5.1bn for Russian gas, oil and coal in 2021’

In the second month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian oil and coal imports to the UK fell by 70%, according to a report

Ukraine’s largest gas company secures €300m loan

The funding will help the company secure gas stocks for the winter

Ukrainian gas transportation system operator shuts gas transit route

The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine has said it will temporarily redirect gas flows

Ukrainian hospitals and army offered free electricity

Critical infrastructure institutions have secured nearly 18 million kWh

Head of UN’s nuclear watchdog arrives in Ukraine

The boss of the IAEA has said that action is needed to avoid the risk of a nuclear accident

‘Vampire appliances’ could add £290 to energy bills

Electric devices draw power when they are plugged in although turned off

UK council-owned heat network to sever ties with Gazprom

Aberdeen Heat & Power has started the process of finding a new supplier

Ukrainian coalition calls for embargo on Russian energy

Ukrainian energy companies call for a ban on Russian energy products