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)
Tuesday – 26th May
- Sweden has started a pilot project to capture carbon dioxide emissions from a hydrogen generation plant and then store them beneath the Norwegian seabed.
- Netherlands advances plans to capture carbon dioxide emissions from Rotterdam Port industries and then store them beneath the Dutch seabed.
Wednesday – 27th May
- EDF has submitted an application for construction of Sizewell C nuclear power plant on coast of SE England. Once operational, the plant would be capable of delivering 3.2 GW of electricity baseload, saving 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year according to the company.
- UK Government regulator The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has published studies showing greenhouse gas emissions from imported Liquid Natural Gas are more than double the emissions of domestic supplies of natural gas.
Thursday – 28th May
- Power generation company Drax announced that at one point in the week, biomass at their plant supplied almost 14% of UK electricity.
- Gas network companies have announced almost £1 billion of investment, subject to UK Government approval in order to prepare infrastructure to deliver hydrogen to the network. Plans include carbon capture and storage projects in support of UK net zero emissions targets.
Friday – 29th May