Somerset Council to boost battery storage capacity to 30MW

An additional 5MW development is being installed at the site near Taunton

EDF raises cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant by £2.9bn

The energy giant said the risk of a delay in delivering the project’s milestones has increased but the aim to generate first electricity in 2025 remains unchanged

Big Carl: World’s biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant

It is 250 metres tall and can carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift – equivalent to 32 single-storey houses or 1,600 cars

First reactor base of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant complete

EDF Energy CEO Simone Rossi says the progress is ‘good news for anyone concerned about the climate change crisis’

Balfour Beatty bags £214m Hinkley Point C contract

It will link the new nuclear power station to the national grid

Somerset community energy group launches £4m solar bond

Burnham and Weston Energy will use the money raised to pay off loans for its 9.3MW community solar farm

UK energy secretary to visit Hinkley nuclear site at it hits new milestone

Around 250 apprentices are now working on the new facility, which is expected to provide 7% of the nation’s electricity needs

New clean energy storage in Somerset ‘could power 30,000 homes’

The project will store excess energy production and help avoid power spikes or blackouts

Glastonbury Festival plans to ban plastic bottles

  Glastonbury festival plans to ban the use of plastic bottles when it returns in 2019. The festival, held in Somerset since 1970, has previously used solar panels and urinals that could power their own lighting by transforming urine into electricity. In 2014, it introduced water kiosks where people could get any type of bottle […]

National College for nuclear sector launched

A new college aimed at helping young people and learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to work in the growing nuclear sector has been launched. The National College for Nuclear has hubs in Cumbria – Lakes College – and Somerset – Bridgwater & Taunton College – and facilities that include virtual and simulated […]