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MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

National parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) could become the new burial sites for highly radioactive nuclear waste under government plans, supported by a committee of MPs. The deep geological burial method is seen to be the only permanent solution to storing nuclear waste that will continue to […]

Irish tidal firm goes into liquidation

Irish tidal firm goes into liquidation

Irish tidal energy firm OpenHydro has been forced into liquidation after its French parent company Naval Energies ceased investment in the struggling company. Many companies within the European renewables community have described the situation as a significant setback for tidal technologies. OpenHydro was expected to make losses of over £114 […]

OGTC supports CCS start-ups

OGTC supports CCS start-ups

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and Deep Science Ventures have collaborated to investigate ways for the industry to operate efficiently in a low carbon world, with the aim of establishing start-up companies based on the ideas. The initial nine months of the partnership will focus on three main […]

Centrica profits down during H1

Centrica profits down during H1

Increasing wholesale costs and the extreme weather conditions during the beginning of 2018 saw adjusted operating profits at Centrica fall 4% to £782 million during the first half of the year. In the FTSE 100 firm’s consumer business, adjusted operating profits fell by as much as 20% to £430 million […]

Fate of Cumbria nuclear plant undecided

Fate of Cumbria nuclear plant undecided

The fate of a new Moorside nuclear power plant in Cumbria hangs in the balance after it was discovered 100 of the project’s UK staff had been laid off, causing fresh concerns for the project. Toshiba has been attempting to sell the NuGeneration consortium behind the Moorside plant as a […]

Proposal for America’s largest wind farm rejected

Proposal for America’s largest wind farm rejected

The Texas Public Utility Commission has dealt a crushing blow to American Electric Power Co’s Wind Catcher project by unanimously rejecting a proposal for the largest wind farm in the US, that was proposed to be built at a cost of $4.5 billion. The commission said the project does not […]

Asia driving coal demand

Asia driving coal demand

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that Asian markets, especially those in China and India, are driving the global coal industry. The agency highlighted in its World Energy Investment 2018 report that India has committed to the expansion of coal production through its state-owned Coal India, which currently contributed […]

US to boost LNG exports to Europe

US to boost LNG exports to Europe

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said the agreement between the US and Europe to work towards ‘zero tariffs’ is setting the scene for increased US exports of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) “It is a new day and I think a very bright day,” Perry said. “Our allies, they […]