EDF warns Flamanville weld repairs to cost 1.5 billion euros

OCTOBER 9, 2019 / 7:37 AM  - Reuters EDF warns Flamanville weld repairs to cost 1.5 billion euros Dominique Vidalon, Geert De Clercq   PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF warned on Wednesday that its Flamanville nuclear project in France will cost 1.5 billion euros ($1.65 billion) more than previously expected as it counts the costs … Continue reading EDF warns Flamanville weld repairs to cost 1.5 billion euros

‘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

Analysis: Does the UK ‘require’ new nuclear to reach net-zero emissions?

from https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-does-the-uk-require-new-nuclear-to-reach-net-zero-emissions/amp?__twitter_impression=true July 26, 2019 - A new government consultation, published this week, asserts that the UK “will…require” new nuclear or gas-fired power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS), in order to meet its net-zero emissions target. This assertion is the basis for proposing a new “regulated asset base” (RAB) funding model to support the construction … Continue reading Analysis: Does the UK ‘require’ new nuclear to reach net-zero emissions?

UK Energy policy hole

    Written evidence submitted by Professor Steve Thomas, Tom Burke CBE & Dr Paul Dorfman (FEI004) Is there a ‘giant hole’ in UK energy policy? Executive summary Despite more than a decade of concerted government effort, only one of the 11 reactors (16GW) the government forecast would be on-line by 2030 has started construction, the plans for seven have collapsed and … Continue reading UK Energy policy hole