Below is this week’s summary. It should be a one minute read relevant to UK energy with links to documents for those who wish to read more.
(Click a bullet point to open the relevant article)
Monday – 4th November
- A UK Labour Party politician supports plans to open first UK coal mine in decades on the basis that it is necessary to make steel for wind turbine blades and a domestic supply is better for jobs than importing from overseas.
- A global view of decarbonisation using natural gas and renewables is presented in this article from CEO of DNV GL Oil and Gas.
Tuesday – 5th November
- BBC describes progress towards nuclear fusion recognising the opportunity but expressing concerns for pace and competition with cheaper power from renewable sources.
- UK Government has announced £315 million to be provided to energy-intensive industries to adopt new technologies which will reduce cost and emissions.
Wednesday – 6th November
- £18m investment from government and industry (Rolls-Royce) has been announced for concept design of small-scale nuclear power stations.
Thursday – 7th November
- £150 million of private investment has been approved to build a BioSNG (Bio-Substitute Natural Gas) plant in NW England. Plant will use 175,00 tonnes of organic material, mostly non-recyclable wood, to generate fuel for heavy-goods vehicles by 2022.
Friday – 8th November