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Sellafield seeks partners for £4.8bn decommissioning works


Sellafield has launched the tender process for up to £4.6bn of decommissioning works at the nuclear site in Cumbria.

The plant is looking for up to five partners for the works, which are spread across four Lots and include remediation, decommissioning and demolition works. The contract would last for 15 years…

Green light for £500M underground pumped storage hydro plant in Argyll


Renewable energy company Drax Group has been granted planning permission by the Scottish Government for a new £500M underground pumped storage hydro plant at its Cruachan facility in Argyll.

The 600MW capacity plant will be constructed adjacent to the existing underground facility and more than double to the site’s existing generation…

Government injects £170M to speed up construction of Sizewell C

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The government has confirmed an additional £170M will be invested into the Sizewell C nuclear plant to speed up preparations to enable construction to start.

Sizewell C is an in-development 3.26GW capacity nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast that is projected to cost £20bn and take between 13 and 17 years…

Government response on lifting onshore wind ban delayed until autumn

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The government has delayed the release of its review into planning hurdles for onshore wind projects in the UK.

Currently, the regulations around onshore wind projects have seen them become almost impossible to consent as they are decided at local level. To be considered for approval, onshore wind projects must be…

A look at the projects being brought forward by Great British Nuclear


SMRs The launch of GBN saw the opening of registration for companies to participate in a competition to secure funding support to develop their products. This is mainly focused around developing small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK. As the government explains: “Unlike conventional reactors that are built on site,…

1.8GW Norfolk offshore wind farm project halted amid 40% cost hike


Sweden headquartered energy multi-national Vattenfall has halted the development of its Norfolk Boreas Offshore Wind Farm, citing a 40% increase in offshore wind costs.

The windfarm is intended to be part of one of the UK’s most ambitious renewable energy projects, but Vattenfall says market changes have altered its capex and…