Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’

In the UK, wind energy provides more power than nuclear for the first time

For the first time, wind energy provided more power than nuclear energy to the United Kingdom grid. In the first three months of 2018, wind provided 18.8 percent of all power; only natural gas was a larger energy source. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

News of milestone comes as MPs say policy changes have caused collapse in investment in renewables Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign […]

Wind and solar make more electricity than nuclear for first time in UK

In 2017 Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also fell 3% as coal use dropped and renewables climbed Windfarms and solar panels produced more electricity than the UK’s eight nuclear power stations for the first time at the end of last year, official figures show. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also continued to fall, dropping 3% in 2017, […]

Nuclear reactor contractors demand over 100 bln won in compensation

Contractors forced to temporarily halt work on the Shin-Kori 5 and 6 reactors have asked for 100.37 billion won in compensation from the state-run nuclear power company, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday. According to Rep. Kim Jung-hoon of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, related companies are asking the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. […]

New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says

Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part […]

Swedish utility to invest in nuclear reactors

Swedish utility Vattenfall will invest 900 million kronor to update two reactors at Sweden's largest nuclear plant, saying the Ringhals facility will continue to supply electricity into the 2040s. Torbjorn Wahlborg, a senior executive vice president at Vattenfall, said Friday that the company was “adding a further safety system to plants that are already safe.” […]

House tax bill trims wind tax credit; extends nuclear provision

Tax credits cherished by the wind and solar industry remain under a rewrite of the tax code revealed by House Republicans, but the measure would trim the wind energy's production tax credit by more than a third. The bill, unveiled by House GOP leaders Thursday, also extends an estimated $6 billion tax credit for the […]

Nuclear power plants in NJ – Arguments pro and con

In New Jersey, we continue to hear about expanding solar and wind power – but 50 percent of all of the energy currently used by Garden State residents and businesses comes from nuclear power plants. Three of the four plants that are operational – the Salem 1 and 2 plants and the Hope Creek plants […]

Fuss about nuclear reactors should educate government, people

The public deliberation commission's decision to recommend the resumption of the construction of two nuclear reactors should offer precious lessons to the government of President Moon Jae-in and the nation as a whole. Most of all, the panel's decision — by the larger-than-expected margin of 19 percentage points — shows that common sense prevails in […]

Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

An unusual coalition of fossil fuel interests, environmentalists and free-market adherents has criticized a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would prop up coal and nuclear plants across the country. And some of those familiar with Texas politics are wondering if the Perry that served as governor for 14 years would have opposed […]