energy
Yorkshire’s 48-Year-Old Coal Power Station Closes This Year

The East Yorkshire power station of Eggborough is to close this year, and there's no 250,000-year clean up plan needed as it was one of the last 100 per cent coal units in the country. All they have to do is turn it off, detonate the towers, then there's a nice bit of brownfield for terrible flats. Read More >>

energy
Welsh Volunteers Needed to Store Nuclear Waste for 250,000 Years

The Welsh government has got a nice little consultation running that's ideal for any remote communities looking to do their bit for the national good. The only problem is it's to do with storing nuclear waste, but apart from that it ought to benefit the area. Read More >>

energy
The Government Promises to Start Phasing Out Coal Power From 2025

Coal is a very messy fuel source, and not just from a carbon dioxide perspective. It's nasty, polluting, and it's difficult to get out of the ground. So it really shouldn't be a surprise that its on the way out, and the government just announced new plans that will accelerate that in this country. Read More >>

energy
Hopefully This Poo-Powered Composting Street Light is Not the Future

A street light up the Malvern Hills is doing something exciting. It's shining away, guiding walkers out on their walks, with the energy it uses coming from a composting system that's powered by rotting bags of dog poo. Read More >>

energy
Swedes Generate Power From Unsafe H&M Shirts

A heat and power station in the Swedish city of Vasteras has been using an unusual source of matter for burning -- discarded H&M clothing. 15 tonnes of it so far this year. Read More >>

energy
Dounreay’s Dome to go as Part of 3,000 Year Nuclear Detox Plan

The historic nuclear site of Dounreay on Scotland's remote northern shores is set for dismantling, with the latest planning application for the site asking for permission to remove the familiar, menacing, awe-inspiring round reactor dome. Read More >>

environment
‘Harmless’ Radioactive Cloud Drifts Over Europe Following Mysterious Nuclear Accident

The cloud of radiation that swept through Europe in recent weeks originated at a nuclear facility in either Russia or Kazakhstan, according to a report put out by France’s nuclear safety institute. The levels of radiation were never dangerous—at least for Europeans living outside of the immediate area affected—but the exact cause of the incident is still unknown. Read More >>

energy
Solar is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Method of Energy Production

Here's some good news. According to the International Energy Agency last year saw solar overtake all other forms of energy production to become the fastest-growing source of energy in the world. That's 50 per cent growth, if you're interested in figures. Read More >>

power
800,000 Low-Income Houses Will be Getting Free Solar Panels

Renewable energy provider Solarplicity has just announced one of the largest green energy schemes the UK has seen to date, which will see up to 800,000 low-income homes get free solar panels installed over the next five years. Read More >>

science
UK Fracking Reserves are “Hyped” says Shale Rock Professor

Fracking is controversial to say the least, but Conservative-led government has been pushing for the UK's shale gas reserves to be exploited for a while now. So far the UK has yet to exploit shale gas commercially (though a well is currently being constructed), and according to one geologist it might not be as viable as previously thought. Read More >>

power
Scotland’s Largest Solar Farm Just Got Approved

Good news for green energy enthusiasts in Scotland, because Moray Council just granted planning permission for the country's largest solar farm. Once built, it should have around 80,000 solar panels. Read More >>

energy
Fatbergs Should be Dragged Out of Sewers and Used as Biofuel

A seemingly boring report on the future of the creation and use of biofuels in the UK exploded into life with one bizarre suggestion; that we dredge up "fatbergs" from the sewers of the nation and convert their pale and congealed bodies into usable biofuel. Read More >>

energy
Floating Wind Farm Sets Sail for Scotland

Norwegian wind turbine experts have completed what they think is a world first -- a floating wind farm. And it's for us, as a sort of present from Statoil and Masdar that we paid £210m for. Consisting of five 6MW turbines, the platform is now complete and ready to be towed to the coast of Scotland. Read More >>

science
What Makes a Nuclear Reactor ‘Fail-Safe?’

When things go wrong at a nuclear power plant, they can go very wrong. The reality is that outside of some high-profile disasters, nuclear power is extremely safe. But what does it mean when people say that a nuclear reactor is “fail-safe?” Read More >>

energy
Hinkley Point C is Already £2.2bn Over Budget and all They’ve Done is Dig Some Holes

French energy specialist EDF is already raising the cost of Hinkley Point C, announcing that there's just the small matter of an extra £2.2bn being needed to build the new nuclear plant. Read More >>