Travel lightly – ‘world’s first’ hydrogen hotel in Japan celebrates first birthday

The hydrogen hotel in Kawasaki City, Tokyo, creates hydrogen from waste plastics to supply about 30% of the energy the hotel needs

Toshiba unveils ‘world’s largest hydrogen plant’ in Fukushima

The new facility can produce as much as 1,200m3 of hydrogen per hour which will be used to stabilise the electricity grid and boost the use of renewables

Toshiba explores peer-to-peer energy trading with Japanese utility

They will look at different models involving technologies such as solar power, battery storage and blockchain

Toshiba pulls out of UK nuclear power venture

It has decided to wind up its nuclear arm, NuGeneration, which planned to build the Moorside project

Company behind new Cumbrian nuclear plant confirms job cuts

Toshiba-owned NuGen’s 100-plus team will be reduced to less than 40

South Korean firm announced as preferred bidder at Moorside

South Korea’s state utility has been announced as the preferred bidder for Toshiba’s nuclear project in the UK. The Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has reached a provisional agreement to buy the subsidiary NuGen, which is responsible for developing the Moorside nuclear project in Cumbria. It beat away competition from China General Nuclear Power Corporation […]

China’s CGN eyes second nuclear power deal in UK

A Chinese nuclear energy developer is exploring a bid to invest in a nuclear power station under construction in Cumbria. CGN, which already owns a large stake in the Hinkley Point C facility, hopes to buy an equity stake in Toshiba’s 3.4GW NuGen Moorside project. A CGN spokesperson said: “CGN has accepted the invitation to […]

Toshiba caps liability for nuclear plant at $3.7bn

Toshiba has capped its liability for a nuclear power plant in Georgia, US, at $3.7 billion (£2.9bn). Georgia Power has entered into new agreements with the Japanese technology giant, which is parent company of Westinghouse, the now bankrupt contractor on the Vogtle nuclear plant. The agreement, approved by the US Department of Energy (DoE), affirms […]

National Grid puts Moorside nuclear transmission line on hold

National Grid has halted development consent for the transmission line connecting a new proposed nuclear power station at Moorside. A spokesperson told ELN it has paused the approval process for the £2.8 billion connection project following developer NuGen’s decision to carry out a “strategic review”. A total of 21 companies in the area applied to […]

Is Toshiba putting Cumbrian nuclear plant on hold?

Toshiba is reportedly preparing to put its nuclear power plant in Cumbria on hold. Reports claim its joint venture NuGen, which is developing the project, has warned suppliers it will have to cut spending due to its Japanese owner’s financial issues. Earlier this year it insisted Toshiba “remains committed” to the project, which is expected […]