Government insists it is ‘fully behind’ biomass as it seeks views on BECCS plans

The government is pushing forward with its ambitions of building a thriving bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) industry in support of the UK’s net zero transition, as it today touted biomass power as key to reducing bills, boosting energy security, and cutting carbon emissions. Through a consultation launched today, the government is seeking … Read more

Campaigners launch legal challenge against Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station planning permission

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the government’s decision to grant planning permission to the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station in Suffolk, arguing that development consent has been permittedly. Campaign group Together Against Sizewell C Limited (TASC) has written to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to legally challenge the decision and have also sent a … Read more

Sunak vows to scrap VAT on energy bills, as green groups criticise TV debates

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UK government launches £75m nuclear fuel fund

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy kicks off new Nuclear Fuel Fund to encourage investment and in nuclear supply chain The UK government has launched a new £75m fund that aims to catalyse investment in the nuclear fuel sector. Businesses can now register their interest in accessing funding from the Nuclear Fuel Fund, ahead … Read more

Johnson Matthey unveils plan for £80m fuel cell ‘gigafactory’, as government champions hydrogen plans

Johnson Mattthey has announced plans to build an £80m ‘gigafactory’ at its site in Hertfordshire, aimed at scaling up the manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell components in order to meet the growing demand for the zero carbon technology. The FTSE 250 chemicals and technology giant said the new facility would support its ambition to become … Read more

‘Just in case’: UK extends life of EDF’s West Burton coal-fired power station

The government has confirmed that energy giant EDF has agreed to keep its West Burton coal-fired power station online over the coming winter, with discussions ongoing about the prospect of two further coal plants similarly extending their life. Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced the move late afternoon on Twitterstating that “with uncertainty in … Read more