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Lower nuclear projections threaten UK climate goal, report shows

Lower nuclear projections threaten UK climate goal, report shows

National Grid, which owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, has reduced projections of nuclear capacity in its latest Future Energy Scenarios. However, more nuclear would be needed to achieve the UK's new net-zero climate change target.

Energy & Environment 11 July 2019


UK failing its own climate ambition, report says

UK failing its own climate ambition, report says

The UK government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the independent Committee on Climate Change said today as it published its Reducing UK emissions - 2019 Progress Report to Parliament.

Nuclear Policies 10 July 2019


Viewpoint: Building a belief in nuclear, financially and emotionally

Viewpoint: Building a belief in nuclear, financially and emotionally

There are two misleading narratives about nuclear energy: one, that it is the sole answer to tomorrow’s energy and climate challenges; the other, that it could - and perhaps even should - disappear entirely. The truth is of course somewhere between the two - but what's certain is that nuclear, like every sector of the energy industry, must earn its place in the energy mix of the future, writes Rob Whittleston, VP of Insight at the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory.

Perspectives 08 July 2019


Foundation in place for first Hinkley Point C unit

Foundation in place for first Hinkley Point C unit

Construction of the concrete basemat has been completed for the nuclear island of the first of two EPR units at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. The major milestone came as the Confederation of British Industry called for the UK government to support the construction of more new reactors.

New Nuclear 28 June 2019


UK commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

UK commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

The UK has today become the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced.

Energy & Environment 27 June 2019


Nuclear industry calls for teamwork in meeting EU climate targets

Nuclear industry calls for teamwork in meeting EU climate targets

Representatives from the nuclear industry have today issued a manifesto outlining what steps need to be taken in order to achieve a decarbonised Europe by 2050. The target can be met, they say, but only if the European Union works in partnership with them.

Energy & Environment 26 June 2019


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


UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

UK’s low-carbon transition needs nuclear technologies, says ETI report

New nuclear plants are well-placed to form a major part of an affordable low-carbon transition in the UK, the Energy Technologies Institute says in a report it published today. It is the latest from the ETI's Nuclear Cost Drivers project, which it launched in October 2017.

Nuclear Policies 19 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