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Power Generation News, January 2018

Published 17th January 2018

One of the UK’s eight remaining coal power stations is expected to cease generating electricity at some point in 2018, the government has said as it laid out new rules that will force all the plants to close by 2025. Ministers will also retain emergency powers to suspend the phase-out in the case of an […]

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Power Generation News, December 2017

Published 3rd January 2018

The Nuclear AMRC is leading two new R&D projects to address fundamental challenges in nuclear manufacturing. The ‘Inform’ and ‘Simple’ projects, backed by government funding of almost £2.5m, will investigate two contrasting approaches to producing large-scale nuclear components.   CTO of the Nuclear AMRC, professor Steve Jones explained: “Both projects aim to provide significant improvements […]

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Power Generation News, November 2017

Published 23rd November 2017

A new study has claimed that a global electricity network powered exclusively by renewables is possible by 2050, and will be cheaper than today’s system.   The report was carried out by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG), an international non-profit that includes scientists and politicians. Presenting their results […]

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Power Generation News, November 2017

Published 5th November 2017

The Government’s “outdated” policy on onshore wind could cost the UK around £1bn over the next four or five years, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (EClU).   A new report published from the non-profit claims that 1GW of new onshore wind farms would be £30m cheaper a year than offshore wind and […]

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Power Generation News, October 2017

Published 17th October 2017

In a claimed UK first, energy supplier EON has completed the installation of a 10MW energy storage system that will be used to help smooth the flow of power to and from the grid.   The 10 megawatt (MW) Lithium-Ion battery, which is housed in four 40ft long shipping containers, has the same power as […]

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Power Generation News – September 2017

Published 21st September 2017

Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.   The cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms has halved since the last 2015 auction for clean energy projects.   Two firms said they were willing to build offshore wind farms for a […]

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Energy News – July 2017

Published 8th August 2017

POWER GENERATION The University of Strathclyde and Babcock are to lead an industrial partnership worth £4.2m with the aim of making nuclear assets safer and more reliable. The Programme will develop advanced inspection techniques, biotechnology solutions for infrastructure repair and new products and processes for managing nuclear power facilities and extending their lifetime. The project […]

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Power Generation

Published 31st July 2017

A new 600MW wind farm off the Dutch coast has come online, and will eventually provide power to 1.5 million people. Situated 85km into the North Sea off the coast of Groningen, the Gemini wind park is one of the world’s largest. Its 150 turbines cover 68 square kilometres, and provide an installed capacity of […]

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