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UK blackout proved need for diverse energy mix, says business secretary

UK blackout proved need for diverse energy mix, says business secretary

UK Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has set out the scope of the government's investigation into the power cut that affected a million homes and caused travel disruption across England and Wales on 9 August as generators cut off unexpectedly around 5.00pm. The National Grid said disconnections at the Bedfordshire-based Little Barford gas-fired power station and Hornsea offshore wind farm in Yorkshire had caused the blackout.

Energy & Environment 14 August 2019


Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australian parliament to launch nuclear energy inquiry

Australia's Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the nuclear fuel cycle, Committee Chairman Ted O'Brien announced today.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2019


Ghana vice president confirms nuclear commitment

Ghana vice president confirms nuclear commitment

The establishment of an organisation responsible for the construction and operation of Ghana's first nuclear power plant has been approved by the country's cabinet, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said this week.
 

New Nuclear 02 August 2019


EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

EU court rules on extended operation of Doel units

Units 1 and 2 of Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant can continue operating, even though a law extending their operation was adopted without the required environmental assessments or public consultation being carried out first, the European Court of Justice ruled today.

Regulation & Safety 29 July 2019


Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp has rescinded deactivation notices for the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants in Ohio and resumed preparations to refuel Davis-Besse. This follows the state's passage into law of a bill providing clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers.

Corporate 29 July 2019


UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty over the last two years.

Nuclear Policies 26 July 2019


Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

Nuclear remains UK’s main low-carbon energy source, despite outages

The UK obtained 19% of its primary energy from low-carbon sources last year, with 39% of this from nuclear power, but this was 7% lower than in 2017 due to outages at Dungeness B and Hunterston B towards the end of 2018, official statistics published today show. Nuclear capacity was broadly the same as in 2017, at 9.3 GW.

Energy & Environment 25 July 2019


Ohio clean energy bill becomes law

Ohio clean energy bill becomes law

Ohio's House of Representatives passed House Bill 6 yesterday at a session held earlier than the 1 August date that had been expected, and it was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine. The law will provide clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers, including nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 24 July 2019


Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

Superannuation industry calls for Australia to consider nuclear

A technology-neutral discussion paper issued by Industry Super Australia, a body which represents union-backed industry superannuation funds, says nuclear must be part of the country's future energy mix.
 

Nuclear Policies 04 July 2019


Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgium will need more capacity than previously forecast to cope with its planned nuclear exit and is not yet ready for any scenario, a new report by Belgian grid operator Elia has found. Meanwhile, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review on the long-term operation of two of the country's nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2019