‘A British success story’: Clean energy auction promises offshore wind at ‘zero subsidy’

story in BusinessGreen  Madeleine Cuff and James Murray 20 September 2019 Concerns over legal delays remain, but the offshore wind industry is today celebrating record cost reductions The offshore wind industry looks set to deliver clean power below the wholesale cost of electricity, after the latest government auction for new clean power contracts saw the price offered … Continue reading ‘A British success story’: Clean energy auction promises offshore wind at ‘zero subsidy’

France’s EDF flags problems with nuclear welds, shares dive

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-edf-framatome/frances-edf-flags-problems-with-nuclear-welds-shares-dive-idUKKCN1VV0PJ UK Reuters SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 / 9:03 AM / France's EDF flags problems with nuclear welds, shares dive Benjamin Mallet, Geert De Clercq PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF (EDF.PA) has discovered problems with the weldings and other components in some of its nuclear reactors, it said on Tuesday, sending its shares down more than … Continue reading France’s EDF flags problems with nuclear welds, shares dive

Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific

Justin McCurry in Tokyo. Tue 10 Sep 2019 08.02 BST Guardian Newspaper https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/10/fukushima-japan-will-have-to-dump-radioactive-water-into-pacific-minister-says The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen. More than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water … Continue reading Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific