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

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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

Jobs created in Renewables – AU.

 june 2019 -  https://reneweconomy.com.au/ The number of workers employed by the renewable energy industry keeps growing. In 2018, at least 11 million people around the world held jobs across the renewables sector, from manufacturing and trading to installation. According to the sixth annual jobs report by the International Renewable Energy Agency, the majority of these jobs are concentrated … Continue reading Jobs created in Renewables – AU.