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Aug 18, 2014

UK government, green bank to invest in 74 million pound Scottish renewables plant

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government and the Green Investment Bank plan to invest in a new renewable energy plant in Scotland, which will help power a well-known whisky distillery.

The project will cost a total of 74 million pounds. The UK Treasury will raise up to 48 million pounds from a bond issue, while the Green Investment Bank and asset manager John Laing will each invest around 13 million pounds.

Aug 18, 2014

UK govt, green bank to invest in 74 mln stg Scottish renewables plant

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s government and the
Green Investment Bank plan to invest in a new renewable energy
plant in Scotland, which will help power a well-known whisky
distillery.

The project will cost a total of 74 million pounds ($124
million). The UK Treasury will raise up to 48 million pounds
from a bond issue, while the Green Investment Bank and asset
manager John Laing will each invest around 13 million pounds.

Aug 17, 2014

Insight – The cost of caring for Europe’s elderly nuclear plants

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars.

Nuclear power provides about a third of the European Union’s electricity generation, but the 28-nation bloc’s 131 reactors are well past their prime, with an average age of 30 years.

Aug 17, 2014

The cost of caring for Europe’s elderly nuclear plants

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Europe’s ageing nuclear fleet
will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years,
reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant
operators many billions of dollars.

Nuclear power provides about a third of the European Union’s
electricity generation, but the 28-nation bloc’s 131 reactors
are well past their prime, with an average age of 30 years.

Aug 11, 2014

EDF Energy shuts 3 UK nuclear reactors after fault found

LONDON (Reuters) – EDF Energy is taking three of its nuclear reactors in Britain offline for inspection this week after finding a defect in a reactor of a similar design, the company said on Monday.

The firm, which operates 15 nuclear reactors in Britain, said it came across the defect on a boiler spine at its Heysham 1-1 reactor, which had been shut down in June for refuelling.

Aug 11, 2014

EDF Energy to take three UK nuclear reactors offline

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – EDF Energy will take
three of its nuclear reactors in Britain offline for inspection
after finding a defect on a reactor of a similar design, the
company said on Monday.

The company, which operates 15 nuclear reactors in Britain,
said it found a defect on a boiler spine at its Heysham 1-1
reactor which was shut down in June for refuelling.

Aug 6, 2014

Britain energy market abuse penalties to include jail terms

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The British government has
proposed penalties including potential prison terms for people
who manipulate the gas and electricity markets.

Energy regulators can currently investigate and fine people
found breaching rules on energy market abuse but cannot send
them to prison or impose a criminal record.

Aug 4, 2014

UK solar firms request review over early end to subsidies

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Four of Britain’s largest solar
companies have requested a judicial review of a government
proposal to halt a subsidy scheme for solar energy earlier than
planned.

Solarcentury, TGC Renewables, Lark Energy and Orta Solar
Farms are challenging a decision by the government to end its
Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme for solar farms with a capacity
greater than 5 megawatts from April 2015, two years earlier than
planned.

Jul 30, 2014

Ofgem proposes new price controls for network operators

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s energy watchdog has proposed new price controls for five electricity network operators for the next eight years, aiming to spur investment in network upgrades and help lower energy bills.

The new electricity distribution price controls, which will run from April 2015 to 2023, will encourage the network companies to spend 17 billion pounds to upgrade and maintain Britain’s electricity network, regulator Ofgem said in a statement on Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2014

Energy watchdog proposes new price controls for network operators

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s energy watchdog has proposed new price controls for five electricity network operators for the next eight years, aiming to spur investment in network upgrades and help lower energy bills.

The new electricity distribution price controls, which will run from April 2015 to 2023, will encourage the network companies to spend 17 billion pounds to upgrade and maintain Britain’s electricity network, regulator Ofgem said in a statement on Wednesday.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
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      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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