Posts Tagged ‘nuclear’

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are […]

Nuclear must be part of the low-carbon mix | Letters

Agneta Rising of the World Nuclear Association and Dr Alexander Bannara reply to criticisms of the industry Re David Lowry’s criticisms of nuclear energy (Letters, 17 September), it is true that nuclear plants stop generating temporarily for maintenance and repair, but the same is true for most other forms of electricity generation. However, on average […]

Beware nuclear industry’s fake news on being emissions free | Letters

David Blackburn says we need decentralised energy sources; David Lowry on nuclear not being zero-carbon technology; plus letters from David Hayes and Fred Starr I wholeheartedly agree with much of your editorial (14 September), as the economics of new nuclear is weaker than ever at a time when renewables are coming in cheaper year on […]

Nuclear power plants may not keep Britain’s lights on, say Lib Dems

Party raises concerns over nuclear costs as Vince Cable says record low wind power prices should lead to ‘radical reappraisal’ New nuclear power stations may not be the best option for keeping Britain’s lights on and meeting the country’s carbon targets, the Liberal Democrats have said. The party said there were legitimate concerns over nuclear’s […]

Nuclear plans ‘should be rethought after fall in offshore windfarm costs’

Lib Dems and green groups say reduced price of state support should sound death knell for plants such as Hinkley Point C The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of offshore wind power reached a record low. Experts said green energy had […]

Risk, public utilities and the nuclear failure

Electric power companies are regulated public utilities. They are regulated by states because historically they have been granted exclusive service delivery franchises, making them a monopoly. View full post on Wind Power News

India to add 7000 MW nuclear power capacity says Piyush Goyal

The Union Cabinet in May had already approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors for nuclear power generation. The Centre is looking at doubling the nuclear power generation capacity to about 14,000 MW,Union minister Piyush Goyal said today even as he ruled out its becoming the main source of energy for […]

How to manage the implosion of nuclear power

In 1972, Public Service Electric & Gas Company placed an order for two floating nuclear power plants to be located a few miles off the coast of Atlantic City. The plan called for construction of the 1.1-megawatt plants in Jacksonville, with the reactors to be mounted on barges and towed up to New Jersey. View […]

Nuclear renaissance continues despite Fukushima

China, India and Russia in race to expand capacity and build new reactors amid climate change fears. By Apinya Wipatayotin Although nuclear energy is carbon-free, global communities are reluctant to utilise this alternative power source due to concern about radioactive contamination. View full post on Wind Power News

Europe Power-Spot prices down as wind, nuclear supply picks up

European prompt power prices fell on Thursday as Germany was expected to see wind power production surge on Friday while French nuclear reactors returned from outages, boosting supply at a time of weakening pre-weekend demand. * The German baseload contract for Friday delivery was down 8.2 percent at 37.4 euros a megawatt hour . View […]