Clean Energy Transition ‘Will Be Harder and Costlier Without Nuclear’

The transition to a clean energy economy will be much harder and more costly without nuclear power. That’s according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests four billion tonnes of additional carbon emissions could be generated if the proportion of power produced by nuclear resources …

Britain Blown Away by New Wind Energy Record

The strong winds in the UK helped set a new renewable energy generation record last week. According to official figures from National Grid, onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday. The previous record was set on 9th November, when wind …

France Bids Adieu to 14 of Its Nuclear Power Stations

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the nuclear-reliant nation will close 14 of its 58 operational nuclear reactors by 2035. The leader added between four and six facilities will be closed by 2030 but warned that reducing the proportion of the energy mix derived from nuclear sources does not mean …

A Country with the Best Attitude Towards the Natural Environment

With its unspoilt nature, clean lakes and rivers, Switzerland has had a healthy advantage for reaching the highest position in a category concerning ecology. What nature has unselfishly given to this country, nestled in the fairy-tale landscape of the Alpine massif, the Swiss are trying to preserve by applying regulations …

UK Experts Back Subsidies for Mini Nuclear Power Plants

The UK Government should provide subsidies to developers of mini nuclear power stations like it did with the offshore wind industry. That’s the recommendation of the Expert Finance Working Group (EFWG), an independent group convened by BEIS in January to consider what was needed to attract private financing to small …

UK-India Announce £4.8m Nuclear Energy Research Projects

The UK and India have jointly announced four new awards worth £4.8 million for nuclear research. It is part of the Civil Nuclear Energy programme and projects will look into the next generation of more efficient and safer reactors, better predictive tools and better understand the effects that cyberattacks can …

2017 Was a Record Breaking Year for Renewables, But More Needs to Be Done

2017 broke the record for increased renewable energy capacity, Reuters reported Sunday. But it still isn’t enough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in line with the goals of the Paris agreement. These are the conclusions of the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, the most recent annual report from Renewable Energy …