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Europe’s new nuclear plants hit more snags

The Sizewell nuclear plant on England’s east coast: Marked for expansion? Image: By Barry Hughes, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website By Paul Brown Plans for two new nuclear plants in Western Europe have met more setbacks Two new nuclear plants, one in Finland and the other in France, [...]

By | 2019-04-23T19:40:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|External|Comments Off on Europe’s new nuclear plants hit more snags

Drax Group’s transition to a ‘greener’ operation gains momentum

Drax Group is betting on renewable energy. But, as the Investors Chronicle put it in a recent article, “the shift from coal giant to a clean energy company has come at a price.” We last wrote about Drax last September 2018 when we reported that in the previous month (August 2018) the company announced that [...]

By | 2019-04-17T08:58:57+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Drax Plc|Comments Off on Drax Group’s transition to a ‘greener’ operation gains momentum

CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Fossil fuel burning is pushing CO2 levels ever higher. Image: By Tony Webster, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website by Tim Radford The modern world is about to pass a temperature peak dating back for millions of years – because CO2 levels have already passed an ancient record.. LONDON, [...]

By | 2019-04-09T10:29:38+00:00 April 9th, 2019|External, Features|Comments Off on CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Worse tropical winds will kill more trees

In 2017 Hurricane Maria stripped the trees of their leaves. Image: By US Fish & Wildlife Service SE Region, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on Climate News Network.Net by Tim Radford More greenhouse gases mean worse tropical winds and fiercer storms. That could mean more forest damage . . . and more greenhouse gas [...]

By | 2019-04-02T12:48:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|External|Comments Off on Worse tropical winds will kill more trees

Cocoa fuel combats climate change

Cocoa pods: Where chocolate starts its journey. Image: By Karunakar Rayker from India,          via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network website by Kieran Cooke If you like chocolate you’ll love this: the same tree that provides your indulgent treat is helping to slow climate change, thanks to [...]

By | 2019-03-27T10:48:08+00:00 March 26th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Cocoa fuel combats climate change

SIMEC Atlantis Energy gets positive coverage from brokers on its renewable energy diversification

This is the second of two articles on SIMEC Atlantic Energy Part one of our two-parter on SIMEC Atlantic Energy concluded with summary of the state of the company in July 2018. In short, we attempted to examine whether the company’s plan to transform itself from a heavily subsidised small tidal power turbines company (MeyGen) [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:29:48+00:00 March 19th, 2019|SIMEC Atlantis Energy|Comments Off on SIMEC Atlantis Energy gets positive coverage from brokers on its renewable energy diversification

SIMEC Atlantis Energy attracts significant investment as it diversifies into a range of large-scale renewable energy projects

This is the first of two articles on SIMEC Atlantis Energy a renewable energy group which is moving away from subsidy support into private sector investment The accepted conventional wisdom in the UK for the past three decades at least, has been that renewable energy companies have been infant groups that have needed subsidies and [...]

By | 2019-03-15T14:43:53+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Atlantis Resources, SIMEC Atlantis Energy|Comments Off on SIMEC Atlantis Energy attracts significant investment as it diversifies into a range of large-scale renewable energy projects

Off-the-shelf nuclear reactors seek buyers

Small reactors power many icebreakers (like the lead vessel, seen here at the North Pole). Image: Via Wikipedia Commons (public domain) This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website by Paul Brown The nuclear industry’s fierce fight for survival is leading several countries to develop smaller, off-the-shelf nuclear reactors. As costs escalate, several countries [...]

By | 2019-03-12T10:47:13+00:00 March 12th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Off-the-shelf nuclear reactors seek buyers

For offshore wind turbines size matters

  Offshore wind power’s future looks bright. Image: By Cassie Boca on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net by Paul Brown As turbines grow in size and costs tumble, offshore wind turbines, both floating and fixed to the seabed, have vast potential. Offshore wind power is set to become one of the world’s largest electricity producers [...]

By | 2019-03-07T14:21:33+00:00 March 7th, 2019|EQTEC, External|Comments Off on For offshore wind turbines size matters

Mrs May’s policy of getting energy users to “switch” to cheaper suppliers is in need of repair

 This is the second of two articles on the chaos in the UK’s energy policy In the first article on the UK’s energy situation I wrote about the mess Mrs May’s government had got itself into with its attempts to put a ceiling on energy prices for the country’s 30million or so households. The long-delayed [...]

By | 2019-03-18T12:03:05+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Features|Comments Off on Mrs May’s policy of getting energy users to “switch” to cheaper suppliers is in need of repair