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UK coal use still growing but steady progress on renewables

The UK government’s latest figures on energy production and use, released yesterday, reveal that while coal use is at its highest share in 14 years, renewable electricity is still growing steadily.

Hinkley Point B power station

EDF could delay investment on Hinkley Point nuclear plans

Energy company EDF Energy is reportedly delaying the investment decision on its plans for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, in southwest England.

Sellafield nuclear facility

UK launches bid to revitalise its nuclear industry

UK Energy Minister John Hayes and Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon have launched a new plan to revitalize the country’s nuclear industry.

EDF's UK nuclear power station at Sizewell B

Enel drops out of nuclear plans with EDF after costs soar

Italian energy company Enel has dropped out of its plans to work with EDF on six nuclear power plants as costs at the Flamanville project in Normandy soar.

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Hinkley Point B power station

EDF Energy extends life of UK nuclear facilities by seven years

EDF Energy extends life of UK nuclear facilities by seven years

EDF Energy has announced plans to extend the lifetime of its UK nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point and Hunterston for seven years.

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey put the details of government’s long awaited Energy Bill before Parliament today, which promises to revolutionise the country’s energy market.

Wylfa power station

Hitachi closes deal to buy E.ON and RWE’s nuclear venture

Hitachi closes deal to buy E.ON and RWE’s nuclear venture

Japanese company Hitachi yesterday completed its acquisition of German energy companies E.ON and RWE’s UK joint nuclear venture Horizon Nuclear Power for £696 million.

UK needs £330 billion investment in infrastructure, warns report

UK needs £330 billion investment in infrastructure, warns report

The UK needs an investment of up to £330 billion by 2030 to secure supply and reach its carbon emissions reduction targets, according to a report from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Renewable, nuclear and CCS industries unite to call for UK decarbonisation target

Renewable, nuclear and CCS industries unite to call for UK decarbonisation target

The renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage industries have joined forces to call on the UK government to instigate a binding 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector.

Wylfa nuclear power station in Wales

E.ON and RWE sell Horizon Nuclear Power to Hitachi

E.ON and RWE sell Horizon Nuclear Power to Hitachi

E.ON and RWE npower have confirmed that Hitachi is to buy their 50:50 joint venture Horizon Nuclear Power for £969 million.