New £22m fusion energy research facility to open in Yorkshire

The UK Atomic Energy Agency will work with industrial partners to put the UK in a strong position to commercialise nuclear fusion as a major source of low carbon electricity

Operations begin at world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK

The first operational team of 32 set sail today, 120km out to sea, who will be operating and maintaining the wind farm

Drax flicks switch on fourth biomass unit in Yorkshire

It plans to replace its remaining two coal units with gas-fired power generation and battery storage

North Yorkshire mayor launches legal action against government’s fracking policy

Malton Mayor Paul Andrews believes it seeks to impose ‘an unacceptable level of government control’ on local planning applications

Drax and Siemens ink £40m deal for biomass turbine upgrades

The work will start in 2019 and take three years to complete

Batteries deployed at Yorkshire hydropower schemes

Each lithium-ion battery unit has a capacity of more than 1,200kWh and will provide balancing services to National Grid

Third Energy delays Yorkshire fracking plans

The company has removed additional “key equipment” from the site at Kirby Misperton

Plans for £10m pellet plant in East Yorkshire

Plans to build a £10 million pellet plant in East Yorkshire have been announced. Believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, Y Pellets expects the facility to “revolutionise supply” to the nation’s biomass energy market. Once up and running next year, the plant to be developed at Goole 36 in East […]

Eggborough coal plant to close with 130 job losses

The Eggborough coal-fired power station in Yorkshire is to shut down after failing to secure new supply contracts for backup power next winter. The plant, which started producing electricity in 1970, is capable of supplying 5% of power in the UK – enough electricity for two million homes. Owner Eggborough Power Ltd, which has a […]

Leeds building firm fined £120k for water pollution

A Leeds-based house building company has been fined £120,000 for illegally polluting a watercourse with run-off from a Huddersfield construction site. The Environment Agency prosecuted Harron Homes Limited after it failed to control silt water escaping from its Farriers Croft estate in Yorkshire on a number of occasions. This polluted water then entered a tributary of […]