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Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 27.09.2019

EDF Energy has announced that the anticipated cost of Hinkley Point C has increased by £2.9 billion. This is almost a 15 per cent increase relative to the previous estimate. Project completion is now estimated to be between £21.5 billion and £22.5 billion.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 19.09.19

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is going to open a new fusion energy research facility in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The facility will cost £22 million and is hoping to engage industry in commercial fusion energy development.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 12.09.19

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is working with EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to plan for the decommissioning of EDF Energy’s nuclear stations.

Energy

Lights Out for Big Power?

Microgeneration is climbing the political agenda. Since the UK legislated to reach net zero, small-scale, renewable generation is increasingly being seen as the way to decarbonise. The vision being presented is of a smart, flexible energy system powered by local communities. However, in reality, the UK isn’t ready.

Brexit Update

A Campaign Cabinet?

Since becoming Prime Minister on 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson has moved quickly to appoint his frontbench and advisers. His picks are enlightening and indicate the Prime Minister has a plan for the months ahead, which could result in a General Election.

Energy

Industry Needs to Embrace CCUS to Reach Net-Zero and Remain Competitive

On Thursday 2 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report outlining how the UK can reach Net-zero emissions by 2050.[1]A key component of the plan is the widespread adoption of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS), however, a lack of policy and financial backing calls into question the likelihood of this happening soon.