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Brits Prefer Renewables To LNG Or Nuclear

The ECOreport reposts findings from the latest Brits Prefer Renewables To LNG or Nuclear

Originally Published on Clean Technica

by Joshua S Hill

A new survey conducted by the UK Government has found that while support for renewable energy has remained high among the country’s public, support for nuclear and shale gas has recently plummeted.

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UK Energy Ministers Post-Brexit-Vote Comments

The ECOreport reposts an account of UK Energy Ministers post-Brexit-vote comments

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Emma Howard and Zachary Davies Boren

For the first time since the UK voted to leave the EU, government ministers have spoken publicly about energy and climate policies going forward.

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Brexit Threatens UK’s First Nuclear Power Plant

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED suggesting Brexit threatens UK’s first nuclear power plant

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

The UK’s first nuclear power plant in a generation could be under threat following the country’s decision to quit the European Union, according to experts in China.

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Defective Nuclear Parts

The ECOreport reposts A Story of Defective Nuclear Parts

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

Nuclear power plants around the world may be using the same faulty parts that have caused problems at the troubled reactor at Flamanville, France.

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Hinkley faces two fundamental problems

The ECOreport reposts an op-ed: the proposed UK nuclear plant at Hinkley faces two fundamental problems

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Doug Parr

A lot has changed since Tony Blair signed the UK up for new nuclear almost exactly a decade ago. Back then we were talking about a start date of 2017 – with electricity produced for £24 per MW/hour of power. All of it now seems absurd. Instead the French state-owned utility building Hinkley faces two fundamental problems.

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Amber Rudd’s “At the Coal Face” Speech

Even critics call it a significant speech, though adding “very little we didn’t already know”:  Amber Rudd’s “At the Coal Face” Speech: A new direction for UK energy policy

The Full Text of Amber  Rudd’s speech, from GOV.UK

There’s a picture from the Government art collection that hangs in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It’s called “At the Coal Face” by Nicholas Evans.

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UK announces £2bn Guarantee For Nuclear

In the Midst of ongoing cutbacks to the renewable sector, the UK announces £2bn guarantee For Nuclear

Originally Published on Greeneace’s Energydesk

by Christine Ottery

The Chancellor, George Osborne has announced a £2bn infrastructure investment guarantee to support the financing of the Hinkley C power plant. He said it would allow Chinese investors to raise funds and pave the way for a final investment decision.

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National Grid’s CEO Says Large Power Plants Are Outdated

In the midst of the UK’s cuts to the renewable sector, an expert voice points out the grid of the future will be more flexible  The National Grid’s CEO Says Large Power Plants Are Outdated for baseload

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Karel Beckman

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, the company that operates the gas and power transmission networks in the UK and in the northeastern US, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”. “From a consumer’s point of view, the solar on the rooftop is going to be the baseload. Centralised power stations will be increasingly used to provide peak demand”, he says, in an exclusive interview for World Energy Focus, a publication of the World Energy Council produced by Energy Post. The chief of National Grid also notes that energy markets “are clearly moving towards much more distributed production and towards microgrids”.

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Help Save UK Solar

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In 2010 the U.K. set up a solar feed-in tariff (FiT) that has far more successful than they anticipated. They slashed it in half the following year and now propose to slash the tariff another 87% in January 2016. Only Britain’s rooftop solar industry is not yet ready to stand on its’ own, so Solar Compared sent out the infogram below in the hope it will help save UK solar.

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Solar Is Shaking Up the UK’s Grid

There was a 153% increase in solar electricity generation last quarter. This led to more fluctuation in electrical transmission, periodic oversupply & cost penalties. Solar Is Shaking Up the UK’s Grid

Originally Published on Click Green

The second quarter of 2015 saw a large increase in the generation of electricity from solar PV, with the growth having a significant impact on electricity market prices and other supply factors.

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