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UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

We are heading high speed into an energy train wreck with a perfect storm of bad luck, bad policy and plain bad decision making. Let’s list the key ingredients for this recipe of disaster. Rush to switch to low carbon generation. Slashing gas storage facilities. Outlawing fracking. No new nuclear power plants operational. Additional fees …

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Government comes to realize that Hydrogen is not the answer to home boiler replacement conundrum

A GOVERNMENT-BACKED push to heat millions of homes using hydrogen boilers risks increasing carbon emissions and speeding up global warming, a new academic paper suggests, in a blow for Boris Johnson’s green agenda. Clueless ministers are scrambling to shore up a key part of the country’s net zero carbon strategy after the findings in a …

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US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill flush with pork and with billions for EV charging networks and grants

The Senate yesterday, Tuesday, 10 Aug, passed a huge $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would establish the first nationwide EV charging network. The bill includes $7.5 billion to install charging stations along the nation’s highways and $7.5 billion for zero-emission buses. The passage was seen as a bipartisan win for President Joe Biden, with 19 …

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Rolls-Royce consortium secures funding for mini nuclear reactors

A Rolls-Royce-led consortium creating a compact nuclear power station, or small modular reactor (SMR) has revealed its latest design with increased power. The consortium is aiming to be the first design to be assessed by regulators in the second half of 2021 in the newly-opened assessment window, which will keep it on track to complete …

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