A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries on the project.
Planning officers at the UK’s Nottinghamshire County Council recommended on Monday the approval of a planning application submitted by Dart Energy for exploratory drilling in the East Midlands of England, Kallanish Energy reports.
UK’s Ineos Shale, the onshore division of Ineos Upstream, has started the planning process for a second shale gas exploration site in the UK, Kallanish Energy learns from the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Irish power generator ESB officially inaugurated its 884-megawatts (MW) natural gas-fired power plant in northwest England – the first new large scale high efficiency gas plant to come onto the British electricity grid since 2013, Kallanish Energy learns from the company.
The UK government’s decision to withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) due to its Brexit process will likely to have negative impacts on the country’s nuclear industry, and could be avoided, experts said last week.
Peru’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the UK has arrived causing controversy in the country with hydraulic fracturing (fracking) supporters saying the UK should frack its own gas instead of importing from sensitive regions such as the Amazon, Kallanish Energy learns.
South Korea could replace Japan’s Toshiba in the 3.8-gigawatt (GW) Moorside nuclear power plant project planned to be built in the UK in partnership with France’s ENGIE via the NuGen joint venture, a South Korean official reportedly said on Sunday.
North Sea’s oil and gas supply chain will face another difficult year in 2017, especially in the drilling and subsea sectors, but that may be good news for operators who could see a further 10% drop in leasing costs for equipment, Kallanish Energy learns from consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
German spot prices for day-ahead power contracts surged 35.16% on Thursday following a projection by New York-based media firm Thomson Reuters that the country’s wind generation would halve. Wind power generation in Germany is expected to drop by about 58% or 13.5 gigawatts (GW) day-on-day on Friday to 9.8 GW, the company estimated.