Obsolete and bad information is plaguing the debate around new nuclear power developments in Scotland, according to one of the UK’s leading energy lawyers.
The Business Secretary has said the Government's nuclear power push may initially increase energy bills.
Nuclear power will play a crucial role in China’s decarbonisation drive with capacity set to expand 7% every year to 2035, according to S&P Global Ratings.
A commitment to North Sea oil and gas while ramping up nuclear, hydrogen and offshore wind, is at the heart of a new UK strategy to protect consumers from future surges in energy bills.
The definitions of Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) have been challenged by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nowhere more so than in the energy sector, where companies have been forced by events to exit Russia abruptly and energy prices have soared to record levels.
Europe’s ambitious timetable for building its way out of a dependence on Russian energy faces potential delays and billions of dollars in extra costs as the war in Ukraine makes steel, copper and aluminium scarce and more expensive.
Following presidential elections earlier this month, energy-short South Korea looks set to pivot back towards nuclear power, leaving the outlook for liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports less certain.
For the first time in more than a decade, a narrow majority of Japanese now support restarting idled nuclear reactors, according to a poll in the country’s top business newspaper.
On the 24th February, the first of many Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine. And as Brian Wilson noted last week, some uncomfortable realities have kicked in here and across Europe.
The madness in Ukraine has dramatically fast-forwarded issues that were already in the making. Soaring energy prices, over-reliance on imported gas, storage which is essential to facilitate the growth of renewables … the list goes on and on.
If the disruption to Russian gas deliveries spread beyond flows through Ukraine to include all Russian pipeline exports to Europe, liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports alone would not be able to meet the shortfall and additional supply levers would be required, the latest analysis from IHS Markit shows. Under such an extreme scenario mothballed coal and nuclear power would need to be restarted.
Nuclear power can be a polarising energy source, but as countries seek cleaner, low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuels, investments in nuclear are projected to soar in the coming years, particularly in China, India and Russia, the latest research from Rystad Energy shows. The consultancy estimates $91 billion will be invested in the global nuclear sector by the end of next year.
Every country is trying to figure out how to create a secure, clean and affordable energy system. So what’s the ideal low carbon energy mix for the UK?
European power climbed to a fresh record as France faces a winter supply crunch, with heavy industries forced to curb production across the region.
Without any doubt, 2021 has been a better year than 2020 in the energy sector. It’s been a more progressive year and there are positive signs that the energy transition is gaining momentum.
How best to describe Scotland’s current energy predicament? Well, no-one can resist a football analogy - and inspiration duly came as I tuned in to the recent World Cup play-off draw.
Nuclear power once seemed like the world’s best hope for a carbon-neutral future. After decades of cost-overruns, public protests and disasters elsewhere, China has emerged as the world’s last great believer, with plans to generate an eye-popping amount of nuclear energy, quickly and at relatively low cost.
UK ministers will put nuclear power at the heart of Britain’s strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in government documents expected as early as this week, the Financial Times reported.
Whatever message is drawn, the current explosion of interest in energy policy should ensure that realism impinges upon the rhetoric which will accompany COP26. Virtue alone does not keep the lights on.
The Montreal Protocol of 1987 has been described by the UN as a “truly unparalleled contribution to climate mitigation efforts”.
Business leaders are calling on the Government to secure the future of the nuclear industry and support tens of thousands of jobs.
Contracts totalling £11.2 million for two complex decommissioning projects at Dounreay have been awarded to US technical services giant Jacobs.
Aberdeenshire-based Blaze Manufacturing plans to double its headcount by the end of the year as it works through advanced contract discussions with international EPC contractors in the energy sector.
Twenty years ago, I pointed out that we were heading towards 80% of our electricity being generated from gas within two decades and 80% of that gas coming from Russia. It was true at the time.
The $28 billion Sizewell C nuclear station is touted as an anchor for Britain reaching net-zero emissions, yet its reactors will compete with wind farms over the North Sea horizon. On gusty days, where will the plant’s excess power go? Toward making hydrogen.