May 30, 2019 Barbara Moran https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2019/05/30/plymouth-nuclear-plant-decommissioning Decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant - watch, listen to the problems they face in getting rid of the Containers of Nuclear Waste left behind. A problem we face in the future. A high value business for the future, but can the company succeed in doing the job properly?
May 16th, 2019 by Joshua S Hill The UK Solar Trade Association announced twice this week that the country’s solar fleet broke the peak generation record set originally two years ago, highlighting the need for solar to be allowed to participate on a level playing field in the country’s energy mix. According to the Solar Trade Association … Continue reading UK Solar Output Hits Record Peak Of 9.55 Gigawatts
Nuclear News June 2019 - http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NuClearNewsNo117.pdf 1. Committee on Climate Change sinks Nuclear 2. Electricity Demand and decarbonisation of Heat and Transport 3. Labour’s Solar & Grid Plans 4. Wylfa Suspended 5. Storage Revolution 6. Energy Efficiency 7. Flamanville from No2nuclear
May 27th, 2019, by Paul Brown - Climate News Network With its new reactors needing modifications and its older ones awaiting costly updates, France’s nuclear industry is in trouble. LONDON, 27 May, 2019 − EDF, France’s nuclear industry leader and the last European company trying to build large reactors, has had further setbacks to its … Continue reading France’s nuclear industry struggles on
Reuters - BUSINESS NEWS MAY 29, 2019 Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Electricity generated by onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies will in the next year be consistently cheaper than from any fossil fuel source, a report showed on Wednesday, boosting the case for energy sources that don’t emit carbon. The trend for cut-price renewable energy … Continue reading Solar, Onshore wind costs
From Dave Toke's green energy blog Thursday, 23 May 2019 Published below is a memorandum from the 'Red Lion Group' of 12 academics, to the Labour Party Shadow Energy Secretary, which sets out how Labour's support for new nuclear power prevents the achievement of its plans for renewable energy. This means that Labour's plans to give many … Continue reading Labour plans for new nuclear and R.Energy…
from PV magazine - MAY 30, 2019 MAX HALL PV leads the way as renewables threaten coal-fired power With clean energy being generated at lower and lower prices around the world, solar power is playing a leading role in bringing the curtain down on coal, and will help the decarbonization of transport and space heating too. … Continue reading PV leads the way….
I wondered what the views of ER were about Nuclear Power. They could conceivably be that Nuclear Power offered a low carbon solution to the future - but don't. (here) extract from the Resilience site - https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-11-20/the-extinction-rebellion-a-tipping-point-for-the-climate-emergency/ The solutions are ready. We also have 25 years of progress in both developing and delivering solutions. In 2008, … Continue reading Extinction rebellion – Nuclear Power?
TEAGS - April 19 - asking district council candidates whether they support TEAGS line on the develpt. of SZC - download full details and responses here EAST SUFFOLK COUNCIL ELECTIONS SIZEWELL CONCERNS MANIFESTO Responses from Candidates In mid-April TEAGS canvassed as many of the candidates that we could who are standing in wards adjacent to … Continue reading TEAGS asks council candidates – SZC?
from: http://www.energy-transitions.org/mission-possible MISSION POSSIBLE REACHING NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS FROM HARDER-TO-ABATE SECTORS BY MID-CENTURY Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries. The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century outlines the possible … Continue reading Carbon emissions: net zero