Britain, the first country to use coal for electricity, has had its first working day with zero generation from the fossil fuel last Friday, signalling the energy system in the UK is changing, Kallanish Energy learns from energy provider National Grid.
The European Commission signed this week the first-ever project for nuclear safety cooperation with Iran, following the nuclear agreement signed in July 2015 between the country and the six Western countries, Kallanish Energy reports.
The share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas is projected to fall from an average of 34% in 2016, to 32% in both 2017 and 2018, a result of higher expected natural gas prices, the Energy Information Administration hypothesizes.
Toshiba, whose U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse Electric, has filed for bankruptcy protection, reported unaudited earnings Tuesday, projecting a 1.01 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) loss for the fiscal year that ended March 31.
French environment minister Segolene Royal announced a government decree issued on the country’s official gazette Sunday, stating France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down by April 2020, Kallanish Energy reports.
French state-controlled utility EDF has delayed plans to close its aging 1,840-megawatt (MW) Fessenheim nuclear power plant (NPP) located in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace, northeastern France.
The Trump administration is worried Chinese investors may try to purchase Westinghouse Electric’s nuclear business, with U.S. officials trying to find an American or allied buyer for the company, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
The UK government is under “mounting pressure” to step in to guarantee the future of the 3,800-megawatt (MW) Moorside nuclear power project, planned by a joint venture between Japan’s Toshiba and France’s ENGIE.