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UK government failed to protect consumers over #Hinkley nuclear deal – MPs

UK government failed to protect consumers over #Hinkley nuclear deal – MPs

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain’s government failed to protect energy consumers when agreeing a deal to build the Hinkley C nuclear power station and should reevaluate the case for investing in more atomic plants, a UK parliamentary committee said on Wednesday (22 November), writes Susanna Twidale. The government is trying to reduce household energy prices and is under pressure […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity

#StateAid: Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has found the Spanish scheme supporting electricity generation from renewable energy sources, high efficiency cogeneration of heat and power and waste to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme will further EU energy and climate goals whilst preserving competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “I am […]

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#EnergyUnion: Commission takes steps to extend common EU gas rules to import pipelines

#EnergyUnion: Commission takes steps to extend common EU gas rules to import pipelines

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

To improve the functioning of the EU internal energy market and enhance solidarity between member states, the Commission has proposed to amend the EU Gas Directive. An integrated gas market is the cornerstone of the EU’s Energy Union and a key priority of the European Commission. In the context of his State of the European […]

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New life for #CCS in UK Clean Growth Strategy

New life for #CCS in UK Clean Growth Strategy

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humans aren’t quite done with finding ways to release carbon into the atmosphere just yet. However, the emergence of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) means the harmful impacts of mankind’s love affair with carbon-intensive activities can be mitigated significantly. In the UK, the technology has recently resurfaced as a key element of the government’s […]

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#WorldEnergyDay: Towards a new energy model in the Mediterranean

#WorldEnergyDay: Towards a new energy model in the Mediterranean

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Mediterranean region is home to an increasing population of over 500 million people with growing energy demands. It is also one of the climate change hotspots and faces challenges including rising sea temperatures and water scarcity. It is estimated that there will be a 98% increase in energy demand in Southern Mediterranean countries by 2040. Yet […]

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#Nuclear energy in the Republic of Belarus

#Nuclear energy in the Republic of Belarus

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In the framework of the round table “Nuclear energy development prospects: aspects of security, ecology, economics and sustainable development”, experts in the field of energy, economics and environmental protection have discussed some topics related to the construction of the first Belarusian nuclear power plant. The round table was held within the framework of the […]

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#Brexit: FORATOM outlines priorities for EU-UK nuclear discussions

#Brexit: FORATOM outlines priorities for EU-UK nuclear discussions

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

FORATOM has today (12 October) published the European nuclear industry’s priorities for the Brexit negotiations in relation to the nuclear industry. In FORATOM’s view, the EU and UK should immediately start negotiating the post-Brexit relationship and – if necessary – transitional arrangements in order to avoid any disruption of the nuclear fuel cycle. With this […]

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