Nuclear

Trump orders grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants

Trump orders grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants

The Trump administration is to instruct grid operators to purchase electricity from coal and nuclear power plants as part of US President Trump’s pledge to protect the US coal industry. Under the proposed intervention, the Department of Energy (DOE) would execute emergency authority in order to direct operators to purchase […]

Taxpayers to pay £15bn for Anglesey nuclear plant

Taxpayers to pay £15bn for Anglesey nuclear plant

UK taxpayers are set to pay £15 billion for a nuclear power plant in north Wales as the government remains determined to fund nuclear projects, despite the issues it has faced with Hinkley Point in Somerset. A deal with Hitachi, a Japanese developer, is to be announced by ministers next […]

DOE assess strategies to keep coal online

DOE assess strategies to keep coal online

A US Department of Energy (DOE) official has said the Trump administration is assessing strategies to keep coal and nuclear online as part of the nation’s security. According to the official, members of the National Security Council acknowledge the fact that something must be done to ensure the reliability and […]

Europe faces blackouts after coal phase out

Europe faces blackouts after coal phase out

Europe has been struck with a shortage of power generation capacity and could face blackouts following the continent’s shift to phase out coal and nuclear, according to one of the continent’s biggest producers of gas. Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for marketing and trading at Statoil ASA, said there […]

UK energy policy has led to “intermittent and unreliable” supply

UK energy policy has led to “intermittent and unreliable” supply

Britain’s energy mix is focused on the introduction of more forms of renewable energies, however these are unreliable and intermittent, and it is unclear as to what will fill the gap when these fail, according The Sunday Times. In a piece for the broadsheet paper, John Collingridge said: “Much like […]

Hunterston cracks raise questions over UK’s nuclear

Hunterston cracks raise questions over UK’s nuclear

The six-month closure of Hunterston B in Scotland, following recently discovered cracks, will cost EDF Energy £120 million in revenues and has raised serious questions over the role of nuclear in the UK’s energy mix. Hunterston was one of seven Advanced Gas-Cooling Reactors (AGRS) turned on during the 1970s and […]

Concerns grow over Hinkley

Concerns grow over Hinkley

Environmentalists have raised new concerns over the planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, claiming that any form of accident could pose a serious threat to Ireland. Ireland’s leading climatologists have described the results from the scientific models that were used to assess the risk of the proposed Hinkley Point as […]

New warnings over nuclear power plant bills

New warnings over nuclear power plant bills

A new report has raised fresh concerns over the cost of new nuclear power plants in the UK, which it says are likely to be higher than originally budgeted and late to arrive, unless designs are completed prior to the start of construction. The research found that projects that were […]