The UK’s National Grid Plc is preparing for a possible power crunch in January as several planned nuclear outages coincide with peak winter demand.
The SNP has warned new energy minister Andrew Bowie to keep new nuclear power out of Scotland.
Doubts are being cast on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) target of having Dounreay’s disappearance completed by 2033.
A nuclear reactor at a power station will temporarily return to service after being shut down last year when cracks were found in its core.
Today Westinghouse Electric Company announced they have signed a contract with Jadrová a vyraoovacia spolocnost (JAVYS) for the dismantling of the reactor coolant systems of two VVER-440 units at the Bohunice V1 Nuclear Power Plant in Slovakia. The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Official numbers published today by the Digest of UK Energy Statistics tell the story of UK energy generation last year, with more than one fifth (21%) coming from nuclear power.
With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it, this could contribute to a market-disrupting revival that no longer bows to fear and the politics of economy.
Plans for the first UK nuclear power plant in a generation are set to be given a boost today with confirmation of Chinese investment in the multi-billion pound scheme.
Fusion reactors could become an economically viable way of generating electricity within decades and replace traditional nuclear power or fossil fuels, scientists have said.
The Government is being urged to intervene to speed up a final decision on when a new nuclear power station will be built in the UK or leave the country facing the “very real prospect” of power cuts.
Momentum is building towards a new world of sustainable energy, one where there will be heavy emphasis on renewables. But while some technologies such as wind turbines and photovoltaics are increasingly commonplace, marine renewables remain in relative infancy.