Hitachi Scraps £16bn Nuclear Power Station in Wales

Japanese giant unable to agree deal with UK as fears grow for Anglesey atomic plant. Hitachi has scrapped plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales, becoming the second firm in two months to abandon a major nuclear project and triggering “a full-blown crisis” for the UK energy’s strategy. The £16bn …

The Smoke Clears from Household Fuels with New Clean Air Strategy

The government has announced only the cleanest wood-burning stoves will be available for sale from 2022. Polluting household fuels could be banned under the UK Government’s Clean Air Strategy for 2019, published today. Ministers have claimed new plans to reduce air pollution go beyond existing EU rules and pledged to improve air …

Renewables Break UK Records for Second Quarter in a Row

Government data shows clean generation made up a record 33.1% of the mix in the third quarter of 2018. Renewable energy’s share of generation has broken UK records for the second quarter in a row. New data released by the government and collated by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) shows clean electricity made up …

UK Clothing Goes Green with a Wardrobe Full of Emissions Savings

WRAP says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 has helped generate an 11.9% reduction in the carbon footprint per tonne of garments. UK clothing is going green with a wide range of environmental improvements over the last six years. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 …

Global Solar Installations to Soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year. Global solar installations are forecast to rise 18% through 2019. That’s the verdict from a new report published by IHS Markit, which expects new capacity to reach 123GW in 2019. It expects around two-thirds of new solar capacity …

French nuclear power in ‘worst situation ever’, says former EDF director

In the week Britain exports electricity to France for first time in four years, Gérard Magnin says renewable power will match Hinkley Point C on cost. Gérard Magnin, who called Hinkley “very risky” when he resigned as a board member over the project in July, told the Guardian that with …