Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Brown Greenlights 3 New Power Stations

The Government has granted planning approval for three new gas-fired power stations. Consent has been given to Powerfuel Power to build an integrated coal gasification gas-fired power station at Hatfield, to RWE npower to build a combined cycle gas turbine power station at Pembroke, and to Centrica Leasing to construct a combined cycle gas turbine [...]

NDA nominates 4 sites for new nuclear power “by 2025″

Personally, I am delighted to hear the NDA has nominated four sites for new nuclear power stations in the UK. Nobody wants a nuclear power station in their back yard, but we need them. Fossil fuels are burning up fast, and as the Energy debate at Civils clearly showed, we need to get on and [...]

We need Energy Diversity

Sparks flew at yesterday’s Civils Debate on Short Haul Flights vs High Speed Rail and I thought the energy debate had the potential to be every bit as contentious. Disarmingly though the panel of Piers Clark from Mouchel, Philip Wolfe of the Renewable Energy Association, Tom Delay of the Carbon Trust and Keith Parker of [...]

E-On’s Lightfoot calls for Balance in Power Generation

Jim Lightfoot, MD of generation at E-On UK kicked of today’s business breakfast by setting out his company’s plans and ambitions in UK power generation. For him, we need a balance of coal, gas, nuclear and renewables if we are to meet the UK’s power generation needs in the coming years. Each has its place [...]

Secrett Says We Still Have a Long Way to Go on Energy

Charles Secrett is a smart guy. You could say this is bleedin’ obvious, but at least he will stand up and say out loud that we have a long long way to go on energy policy in this country.
He was delivering the Keynote on Tuesday on Sustainable Cities and Climate change, but expect more of [...]