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Curb new #NuclearPlants and back #Renewables, UK government advisers say

Curb new #NuclearPlants and back #Renewables, UK government advisers say

| July 11, 2018

Britain should not back more than one new nuclear plant after Hinkley Point C is built before 2025 because renewable energy is the lowest cost for consumers, an independent advisory group to the government said on Tuesday (10 July), writes Nina Chestney. Britain plans to build a new fleet of nuclear plants to replace ageing […]

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#CleanEnergy – The EU’s push for renewables and energy efficiency

#CleanEnergy – The EU’s push for renewables and energy efficiency

| July 11, 2018

Solar energy could help to fight climate change ©AP Images/European Union-EP  Fighting climate change continues to be one of the EU’s priorities. Find out how MEPs want to boost energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. In 2016 the European Commission presented a set of clean energy proposals aimed to help fight climate […]

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The final step in agreeing the Caspian legal status?

The final step in agreeing the Caspian legal status?

| July 6, 2018

Stanislav Pritchin Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme – Chatham House Negotiations on the international legal status of the Caspian Sea, which started in 1996, appear to have at last reached the finish line. After 22 years, the five countries around the sea have come close to signing a convention on its legal […]

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Further €70 million under #JunckerPlan for renewable energy projects in France and Germany

Further €70 million under #JunckerPlan for renewable energy projects in France and Germany

| June 28, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Franco-German regional bank SaarLB have signed a €70 million guarantee agreement. This deal will enable SaarLB to grant additional loans of almost €140m for new renewable energy projects in France and Germany. This is the second part of an €150m guarantee agreement first signed in 2016, made possible by […]

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#EnergyUnion – Deals on efficiency targets and governance

#EnergyUnion – Deals on efficiency targets and governance

| June 22, 2018

A new 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030 and a new instrument to help member states deliver on energy and climate goals were agreed by the European Parliament and Council. A first informal agreement reached on Tuesday night (19 June) by Parliament and Council negotiators sets a 32.5% energy efficiency headline target at EU level, […]

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#FORATOM – Nuclear Long-Term Operation will help Europe meet its climate goals

#FORATOM – Nuclear Long-Term Operation will help Europe meet its climate goals

| June 22, 2018

FORATOM, the voice of the European nuclear energy industry, called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognize and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear reactors given its role in meeting Europe’s long-term climate goals during a workshop held in Brussels. “Nuclear LTO pays off for a number of reasons. It incurs […]

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EU gives Britain’s #WylfaNewydd nuclear project positive environmental opinion

EU gives Britain’s #WylfaNewydd nuclear project positive environmental opinion

| June 20, 2018

The European Commission has issued a “positive” opinion on a British nuclear power plant project to be built by Hitachi’s Horizon, saying it would not have health or environmental impacts on other member states, writes Sabina Zawadzki. Horizon said the positive opinion was a “crucial enabler” for British environmental permits that it was seeking before […]

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