Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment
UK low-carbon power to outstrip fossil fuels this year

UK low-carbon power to outstrip fossil fuels this year

National Grid, which owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, has forecast that, in 2019, more of Britain's power will be generated from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.

Energy & Environment 21 June 2019


New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan

New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan

The US state of New Jersey has released its initial blueprint for the total conversion of its energy profile to 100% "clean energy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 12 June 2019


Finland aims for carbon neutrality by 2035

Finland aims for carbon neutrality by 2035

Finland will be carbon-neutral by 2035 under a plan announced by the country's new coalition government. Nuclear power will continue to provide Finland with low-carbon energy under the plan.

Energy & Environment 06 June 2019


The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

The drama and the facts about Chernobyl

Craig Mazin - creator of the mini-series Chernobyl for television network HBO about the 1986 accident in Ukraine - has warned against "reactionary garbage" about the show, stressing that he is a supporter of nuclear energy.

Energy & Environment 05 June 2019


Daya Bay counts its natural blessings

Daya Bay counts its natural blessings

The vicinity of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant is home to more than 200 species, of which 15 are nationally protected, according to research by China General Nuclear and a collection of local environmental and volunteer groups.

Energy & Environment 04 June 2019


Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2019


Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

Polish academics urge end to Germany's nuclear phaseout

A group of nearly 100 Polish environmentalists and scientists has written an open letter to the leadership and people of Germany asking the country to reconsider its nuclear phaseout plans.

Energy & Environment 14 May 2019


IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

IAEA highlights benefits of isotope-enabled water balance model

The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.

Energy & Environment 13 May 2019


UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

UK should aim for net-zero GHGs by 2050, report says

The independent body set up to advise the UK government on climate change emissions targets has laid out a set of proposals to enable the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Energy & Environment 02 May 2019


Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania joins US Climate Alliance

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has joined the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Exelon, which owns the Limerick, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants in the state, welcomed the move.

Energy & Environment 01 May 2019