Sizewell C meets councils’ demands, opens way to construction

Backers of the Sizewell C nuclear project have initiated its Development Consent Order (DCO), clearing the way for construction to begin at the new...

Ministers seek ‘fourfold’ nuclear leap forward, Britain’s biggest in 70 years

The government today signalled its ambitions to increase nuclear capacity fourfold to 24GW by 2050, a leap billed as Britain’s biggest in 70 years. Construction...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Government pumps £300m into high-tech nuclear fuel, ends Putin’s sector dominance

Britain is set to become the first country in Europe to launch a high-tech HALEU nuclear fuel programme, strengthening supply for new nuclear projects....

Renewables output in 2023 ‘enough to power all UK homes‘, ECIU calculates

Academics at the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit say the 90TWh of electricity generated in 2023 by Britain’s wind, solar and hydro sectors alone...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Buy British to boost nuclear generation, and revive Wylfa, MPs urge

Britain’s nuclear expansion must be sourced from home-based suppliers, and must include reviving north Wales’ defunct Wylfa station, an industry-backed panel of MPs advocates...

US and Britain sign research accord on nuclear fusion

The UK and US last week signed a partnership to advance the development and commercialisation of nuclear fusion technology.  Andrew Bowie, the UK’s minister...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Hydrogen hopes: Rolls-Royce trios up to probe gas’s potential from small nukes

Small nuclear reactors (SMRs) as sources of low-carbon hydrogen fit to decarbonise industry and to fuel vehicles are the focus of an engineering partnership...

Nuclear submarines boss to head delivery of UK’s fusion energy

Ministry of Defence mandarin Paul Methven is the first CEO of UK Industrial Fusion Solutions (UKIFS), responsible for the delivery of STEP – a...

Rolls-Royce and NPL ally to monitor mini-nukes

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Rolls-Royce SMR are partnering on a new project to investigate safe automated reactor operation for nuclear-powered Small Modular...

EDF to invest £4.5bn this year in UK low carbon electricity

Nuclear-to-solar-to-wind generator EDF Energy says it is on track to develop £4.5billion-worth of low carbon electricity-making assets in the UK this year. In its 2023...

Government hails Great British Nuclear, pumps £156 million into SMR contests

Grant Shapps today advanced £156 million of taxpayers’ money to boost development of nuclear energy, focusing on mini-reactors of a type adapted by Rolls...

Magazine ranks Octopus as UK’s most ethical energy supplier.  BG, EDF & Shell are...

Octopus Energy has been awarded a perfect score of 100 for ethical accreditation by The Good Shopping Guide, ranking it Britain’s most scrupulous energy...

Nuke sludge sucker passes first test, preps for deployment

A pioneering new technique to remove sludge from nuclear fuel ponds has been successfully trialled at one of the UK’s largest wet test facilities. The...

Hunt’s ‘sustainable’ label for nuclear angers green campaigners

Jeremy Hunt’s designation in his spring budget of nuclear as a “sustainable” electricity source has provoked anger from environmental campaigners. The chancellor made the re-classification...

Renewables & nuke yield over 60 % of UK power during winter

Wind, hydro, nuclear and solar together generated over 60% of Britain’s electricity over five months of the winter, new figures out from RenewableUK state. Splits...

CCUS “backed by government’s £20 billion” to head Hunt’s energy Budget, Treasury briefs

Twenty-year Government incentives promoting carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) will reportedly headline benefits to the energy sector in Jeremy Hunt’s Budget on Wednesday. The...

Enforcement action revealed after Hinkley Point C site death

Three enforcement notices have been served on owners and contractors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development following a worker’s death on...

Government finds £102 million at Christmas to prime new nuclear & hydrogen

The Sunak administration today presented early gifts to investors in nuclear power and advanced hydrogen, finding parcels of £77 million and £25 million respectively...

Shapps greenlights Sizewell C, subsidised with £679 million of public cash

D-BEIS secretary of state Grant Shapps today confirmed the government’s approval for - and £679 million underpinning of - the 3.2GW Sizewell C nuclear...

Notts ex-coal plant picked for nuke fusion trial

EDF’s former fossil-fuelled power station at West Burton in Nottinghamshire is to host a pilot plant for nuclear fusion. The government is providing £220 million...