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Hydrogen policies must include nuclear

Nuclear-produced hydrogen, using electrolyser technology, could have a "sizeable contribution" to make in the development of the hydrogen economy, according to a new report from the New Nuclear Watch Institute (NNWI) think-tank. However, it says the realisation of those benefits will depend on the adoption of technology-neutral policies, which do not discriminate against nuclear power.

read more... 17/12/2020


German gas burn running at record high

Strong demand for fossil fuel burn from the power sector this month, given below-average wind levels and colder weather, lifted generation from gas-fired plants to the highest monthly level on record.

read more... 16/12/2020


European demand to rise by 2.3pc in 2021

Power consumption in Europe is expected to rise by 2.3pc year on year in 2021, following a demand recovery due to Covid-19, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

read more... 15/12/2020


China Must Close Coal Power Plants By 2045 To Meet Climate Goal

China must shut down by 2045 at the latest all coal power plants operating without carbon capture if Beijing is to meet its goal to become “carbon neutral” by 2060, researchers said on Thursday.

read more... 11/12/2020


Strikes over nuclear reform plan reduce French power generation

The Penly 1 reactor is operating at limited capacity due to the strike, down 1,070 megawatts (MW) to 260 MW. The drop in production is expected to continue until the end of the strike Thursday evening, the data showed

read more... 10/12/2020