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 – 17th February
- UK Government has announced £90 million for schemes to reduce emissions including Europe’s first large-scale hydrogen production plants in NW England and near Aberdeen Scotland as well as a third plant to use offshore wind power off the Yorkshire coast to produce hydrogen using electrolysis.
Tuesday – 18th February
- Article describes UK energy provider EDF in final stages of submission for regulator’s approval of Sizewell C nuclear power plant in south east England. Plant is expected to cost £16 billion and provide more than 3GW of electricity, equivalent to approximately 7% of UK demand according to the article.
Wednesday – 19th February
- Offshore UK wind ‘loads’ (production) have risen to average 55% of installed capacity in recent years.
Thursday – 20th February
- A company has announced plans to install 62 MW of solar PV in Wales citing the drop in cost of installation as the incentive.
Friday – 21st February
- UK Government has announced a ban on domestic use of coal and ‘wet wood’ (more than 20% moisture) for heating. Dry wood is not included in the ban. Government says such heating is biggest contributor to emissions of fine particulates.