No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • New Nuclear
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Gordon MacKerron: Can nuclear power play a large part in getting to net-zero? In late 2020, there was a flurry of announcements about climate change and energy – first a ten-point plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ followed a few weeks later by a much–delayed energy White Paper. Nuclear power figures prominently in both narratives, with three possible ways forward. In this blog, Professor MacKerron, CESI Associate Director and Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Science Policy and … read more »

  • Climate Policy
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:35 am

    A Tory peer who has strong links to climate denial has been appointed to a panel overseeing government climate policy. Peter Lilley, who once described himself as “lukewarm” to the idea of global warming, is one of 13 members who will examine the environmental impact of government decision-making. His selection to the Lords’ Environment and Climate Change Committee was described as “beyond farcical” by environmentalists. Independent 15th April 2021 read more »

  • Europe
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:34 am

    The European Commission plans to delay a decision on whether to label nuclear and natural gas power plants as a sustainable investment under green finance rules due to be published next week, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV. Euractiv 16th April 2021 read more »

  • Ireland – wind
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:33 am

    A Cork headquartered wind farm operator has been acquired by a Danish company that values the firm at €571m. Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable to acquire a 100% equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The final price will be subject to customary adjustments. BRI, headquartered in Cork, is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms with a portfolio of 389MW in operation and under construction, … read more »

  • Solar
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Just two years after the closure of a key government support scheme for small scale renewables, the UK has now isntalled 1GW of subsidy-free solar, and the sector’s outlook looks bright for the rest of the year as the decarbonisation of buildings and energy gathers pace, according to Solar Energy UK. The trade association, alongside analyst Solar Media Group, said “market confidence in solar remains clear” even despite successive coronavirus lockdowns posing challenges for overall deployment over the past year.… read more »

  • Hydrogen
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Hydrogen Taskforce, a coalition of the UK’s largest organisations that operate in the hydrogen sector, has announced that EDF has become its new member. The group, which works with the government to secure the role of hydrogen in the UK’s future energy mix, will also include representatives from EDF’s proposed nuclear power plant Sizewell C in Suffolk. EDF is currently investigating ways of producing hydrogen using energy from nuclear power and renewables. Sizewell C is predicted to produce large amounts … read more »

  • Offshore Wind
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Bakker Magnetics is starting the production and assembly of magnetic modules which will power GE Renewable Energy turbines for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. SME finance specialist Caple has facilitated €3.9m/£3.4m in funding for this Dutch company. The loan for the North Sea project was provided by BNP PARIBAS Asset Management. The magnetic modules are for GE’s Haliade X – wind turbines. These are the largest available and will be placed in three wind parks off the North Eastern … read more »

  • Offshore Wind Jobs
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:29 am

    290 jobs: Fife yard deal is vote of confidence in new owners and skilled workforce News of 290 jobs at the former BiFab yard in Methil has been hailed as a vote of confidence in its new owners – and its skilled workforce. Fife Today 16th April 2021 read more » Scotsman 16th April 2021 read more » Daily Record 16th April 2021 read more » Herald 16th April 2021 read more » The National 16th April 2021 read more »… read more »

  • Low Carbon Steel
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Northern regions of England have a “unique opportunity” to become a low carbon steel production powerhouse, which would unlock local jobs, wealth and business opportunities in the wake of the pandemic while steering the UK closer to its climate goals, according to IPPR North. In a fresh report released today, the progressive think tank argues the development of a low carbon steel industry in the North could “revolutionise” the local economy by preserving thousands of jobs, helping the UK deliver … read more »

  • Green Investment
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Green-minded individuals with an appetite for risk are being targeted by a new investment paying an eye-catching 9% interest a year. This five-year green bond, launched this week by the crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment, seeks to raise £4m for a private company called Iduna to finance the installation of 50 new electric vehicle charging points in Greater Manchester, provided in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester. However, this is very different to putting your money into a savings account. With … read more »

  • Energy Efficiency
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Who should be responsible for making rented homes in Britain greener? At the moment, the Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations set a minimum energy efficiency level for domestic private rented properties, meaning the Government is putting the onus on landlords to upgrade their properties and cut carbon emissions. Since 1 April 2020, landlords have been unable to let or continue to let properties covered by the MEES regulations if they have an EPC rating below E, unless they … read more »

  • Climate
    by pete on 17 April, 2021 at 8:25 am

    As the world warms, monsoon changes are set to cause havoc across a huge and densely populated swathe of the planet. The great South Asian summer monsoon will become both stronger and less reliable. German scientists predict a pattern of extremely wet years in the future, but the arrival of these will be chaotic. Even a late monsoon can be devastating for those whose lives and livelihoods depend on the rainy season. A failure can be catastrophic. Climate News Network … read more »

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