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French nuclear decommissioning cost doubles

French nuclear decommissioning cost doubles

A French parliamentary committee has found that the cost of decommissioning EDF’s aging nuclear power plants is double their original estimate. A fact finding group commissioned by the National Assembly’s environment and regional development committee finds that the dismantling work will “presumably more time than expected”. The report also found […]

Lack of wind blows SSE off course

Lack of wind blows SSE off course

Britain’s second biggest energy retailer SSE has announced that it lost 50,000 customers and saw a 20% drop in generation from wind farms in just nine months. SSE has seen one of the largest rises in electricity price tariffs with their cheapest deal rising 24% from £782 to £970 a […]

Npower announces electricity price increase of almost 10 per cent

Npower announces electricity price increase of almost 10 per cent

UK energy giant Npower has announced plans to raise its prices by an average of 9.8%, or £109 a year, for more than a million customers. From 16 March, electricity prices will increase by an average of 15% and gas prices by 4.8%, affecting around half of customers, or 1.4 […]

New Delhi: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla  (PTI12_11_2015_000160B)

Japan to build 45 new clean coal power plants

A leading energy analyst has said that Japan is on track to construct 45 new coal-fired power plants as it seeks to secure energy supply. Speaking to Australia’s ABC news, Tom O’Sullivan of Mathyos Global Advisory said that country would use coal under the middle of the century as suppliers […]

Global drive needed on CCS, according to new study

Global drive needed on CCS, according to new study

A new study has concluded that “a globally coordinated effort” is needed to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS). The study by the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, was published in Nature’s climate change journal. It examined progress towards the Paris […]

UK households now pay £135 more for electricity

UK households now pay £135 more for electricity

Leading comparison site uSwitch.com has revealed that increasing wholesale electricity prices mean UK households are paying more for their energy. In an analysis of latest deals available to households, it found that five of the big six energy companies had raised prices on average by 16% or £135 since September. […]

Former CEO of National Grid: ‘the lights definitely won’t go out in future’

Former CEO of National Grid: ‘the lights definitely won’t go out in future’

A former chief executive of the UK National Grid has praised the Government’s new capacity market for helping to boost the country’s energy security. Steve Holliday, who ran the UK’s electricity transmission network for a decade, says that media stories about winter blackouts now need to stop: ‘The lights haven’t […]