UK nuclear industry seeks subsidies for survival

The second reactor at Hinkley Point C:  Part of the steel containment liner is lifted into place. Image: EDF This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Paul Brown The UK nuclear industry hopes the British government will go on subsidising it, despite the existence of cheaper fuels. The decision by the Japanese company Hitachi to abandon its [...]

By |2020-09-24T19:56:10+00:00September 24th, 2020|Articles, External|Comments Off on UK nuclear industry seeks subsidies for survival

Seas and forests are muddying the carbon budget

End of a forest: Wood for sale in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Image: By CIF Action, via Climate Visuals This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net  website By Tim Radford As climates change, forests may not absorb more carbon as expected. But a new carbon budget could appeal to the oceans. Two new studies could [...]

By |2020-09-19T07:41:54+00:00September 17th, 2020|Articles, External|Comments Off on Seas and forests are muddying the carbon budget

Coal is now too hot for insurers to handle

  An opencast coalmine in Australia, one of the world’s biggest coal exporters. Image: By CSIRO, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.websiite By Kieran Cooke Empires were once built on it, but coal is now too hot for many former backrs as more insurers withdraw. It’s rapidly running out of friends in [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:21:19+00:00December 11th, 2019|Articles, External|Comments Off on Coal is now too hot for insurers to handle

Decarbonising with abundant fossil fuels: the energy transition in the USA

Decarbonising a developed economy is a difficult task, but it is especially challenging when that economy is a major producer of fossil fuels. For a long time the U.S.A. has been a major producer as well as the leading centre of expertise for the oil and gas industry, but in the last few years its [...]

By |2019-06-26T08:07:03+00:00June 26th, 2019|Articles, General|Comments Off on Decarbonising with abundant fossil fuels: the energy transition in the USA

A community owned wind farm in a remote part of the Shetland Islands has more success than a nearby tidal project

This is the second and final article on community based renewable energy projects in remote locations and the problems they can encounter. This second piece is about wind power By Stewart Dalby Wind power has been a different story at a local level to other renewable energy projects, such as marine current turbines, in remote [...]

By |2017-08-09T16:58:09+00:00August 9th, 2017|Articles, Features, Wind|Comments Off on A community owned wind farm in a remote part of the Shetland Islands has more success than a nearby tidal project

A pioneering marine tidal array in the remote Shetland Islands gets into choppy waters

This is the first of two articles on community based renewable energy projects in remote locations and the problems they can encounter. This first piece concerns marine tidal turbines By Stewart Dalby The Shetland Islands are 106 miles north of John O’Groats in Scotland and they are thus very remote from UK mainland energy infrastructure. [...]

By |2017-08-08T11:45:43+00:00August 8th, 2017|Articles, Features, Tidal & Wave|Comments Off on A pioneering marine tidal array in the remote Shetland Islands gets into choppy waters

Theresa May reneges on her manifesto pledge to cap energy prices if elected prime minister

Since Mrs Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister a year there has been repeated talk that her government would introduce a cap on energy prices because of widespread discontent with the way the so called “Big Six” power suppliers have been over-charging consumers. Nothing was done until she called a general election. It then seemed [...]

By |2017-06-24T16:35:37+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Articles, Features, General|Comments Off on Theresa May reneges on her manifesto pledge to cap energy prices if elected prime minister

ITM Power makes headway in marketing hydrogen cars in Europe as well as the UK

ITM Power the London-listed hydrogen fuel and storage specialist is making headway in supplying hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) on a pan European basis. On June 29th 2016 the company announced it was to supply an integrated HRS to French renewables group Hydrogene de France (HDF). The initial contract is worth Euros1.5 million to ITM, which [...]

By |2017-06-15T14:09:41+00:00June 15th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on ITM Power makes headway in marketing hydrogen cars in Europe as well as the UK

Flowgroup’s share price crashes despite good news on its breakthrough boiler

As we wrote just over a week ago London AIM-listed Flowgroup’s preliminary results for 2015 announced today were expected to focus on problems caused by the EU inspired proposed changes to VAT on its breakthrough Flow boiler. This has turned out to be the case. Speaking on the announcement of the results the company said [...]

By |2017-06-29T12:34:25+00:00November 4th, 2016|Articles, Flowgroup Plc|Comments Off on Flowgroup’s share price crashes despite good news on its breakthrough boiler

Green Dragon Gas’s sales increase augur well for its plans to build on its maiden profit in 2015

The most recent press release from Green Dragon Gas (July 26) reported that the London-listed Group has had a production boost from the unconventional gas wells it operates in China because of its investment in infrastructure. The coal bed methane (CBM) specialist said  sales from its flagship GSS unconventional  gas fields in China rose largely [...]

By |2017-07-12T16:02:34+00:00September 20th, 2016|Articles, Green Dragon Gas|Comments Off on Green Dragon Gas’s sales increase augur well for its plans to build on its maiden profit in 2015
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