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MPs call on government to drive development of small nuclear power stations

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Energy and Climate Change select committee says government should work with industry to drive forward nascent industry

17 Dec 2014

Not every Google moonshot leaves Earth orbit

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Kirsty Gogan of Energy for Humanity argues that Google's explanation for shelving its RE<C project underlines the urgent need for a massive boost in R&D

01 Dec 2014

Should the government really ditch its offshore wind plans?

London Array wind turbine

Renewables industry rejects Civitas report calling for nuclear power subsidies to be increased at expense of offshore wind

28 Nov 2014

UK low carbon electricity share tops 35 per cent

Surge in wind power output and drop in energy demand helps low carbon energy push through latest milestone, as US renewables market also gathers pace

28 Nov 2014

Reports: UK nuclear plans 'threatened' by Areva struggles

French company's projects in Finland and France run into difficulties, raising questions over £25bn Hinkley Point reactors

20 Nov 2014

Steven Chu warns UK its nuclear plans risk becoming financial drain

Former US energy chief and Nobel physicist says UK plan to build various types of reactors is expensive and time-consuming

17 Nov 2014

Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors

Legislators in Satsumasendai agree to restart Sendai plant, first to win approval since Fukushima earthquake disaster of 2011

29 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics

24 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear deal to face National Audit Office probe

Financial watchdog to assess whether taxpayer-funded £92/MWh contract represents value for money

17 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Ecotricity considers legal challenge over EU go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

Energy supplier joins growing number of firms and organisations seeking to block planned subsidy scheme for new nuclear plant

13 Oct 2014

Reports: Germany mulls legal action over EU's nuclear Hinkley ruling

Merkel's government could join Austria in challenging decision to approve State Aid for new UK reactors

10 Oct 2014

Crossing the great nuclear divide

Avowed nuclear power supporter Kirsty Gogan wades into the recent row over Friends of the Earth's stance towards the technology and argues a shift is now needed

09 Oct 2014

Hinkley nuclear reactor will be 'most expensive power plant ever built'

Renewable energy industry insiders criticise EU state aid approval for UK plant, saying the deal could finance 7GW of wind energy capacity

08 Oct 2014

Updated: Hinkley nuclear plant gets EU state aid approval

European Commission backs UK government's bid to finance EDF's project in Somerset, confirming total cost of £34bn

08 Oct 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

EDF confirms nuclear reactors may stay offline until year-end, fuelling energy shortage fears

Energy giant completes initial phase of inspection programme and says two plants may not come back online until December

04 Sep 2014

EU mulls €30bn low carbon fund for industry and member states

Draft proposals reportedly suggest increased support to help poorer member states and heavy industry meet 2030 climate goals

02 Sep 2014

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