Tag: Imperial College London

UK nuclear fleet in doubt

UK nuclear fleet in doubt

The UK’s nuclear fleet recorded a 12% drop in contributions to the country’s energy mix in January, raising questions over how long its ageing fleet can continue to operate. The temporary closure of two of the UK’s eight nuclear plants resulted in nuclear generation dropping by over 10% in January […]

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

A new report has found that Britain cannot depend on gas imports from Europe during cases of extreme weather, highlighting that the UK’s energy supplies have become vulnerable to market volatility. The extreme weather Britain faced in the beginning of March, nicknamed the “Beast from the East”, saw wholesale prices […]

Study: Renewable forecasts are over-optimistic

Study: Renewable forecasts are over-optimistic

A study from Imperial College London has found that forecasts on the role renewable energies will play in the global energy mix could be over-optimistic and should be used with caution. A paper published in the journal Joule, says studies that forecast a near 100% renewable power grid by 2050 […]