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Prime Minister launches à‚£100m Smart Grid programme

Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced as part of his trade mission to Japan the Energy Technologies Institute ("ETI") new £100 million Smart Systems and Heat Programme.

ETI puts CCS case forward once again

The Energy Technologies Institute is calling on the British government to facilitate carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) as the best means of meeting climate change targets.

UK officials examining exit strategy from Hinkley Point deal

The British government is scrutinising the deal with EDF to build Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in a bid to find a clause or loophole that would facilitate withdrawal from the £18bn project.

Coal industry lobbies UK government to revive CCS

The British coal industry is hoping the change in the country's government can enable a revival for carbon capture and storage technology.

China says Hinkley Point C decision ‘a crucial juncture’

The Chinese ambassador to the UK has raised the stakes in terms of future trade and investment relations between both nations, by identifying the forthcoming decision on Hinkley Point C as a â€Ëœcrucial juncture.'

How will Brexit hit UK coal, nuclear and renewables?

Further analysis of the impact of the UK's vote to leave the European Union has been provided by consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

UK spent $44m on CCS before scrapping scheme, report finds

The UK has paid out nearly $44m in support for carbon capture and storage projects since 2011 while producing no results, a report has found.

Government needs to engage with realities for workers in coal phase-out scenario

This week Power Engineering International has been checking in with London and Brussels to assess how prepared governments are to assist coal power plant engineers in particular adapt to the phase-out of their industry due to decarbonisation policy.

Approval granted for fracking in northern England

Third Energy U.K. has been granted approval to frack an existing UK natural gas well, overcoming last-minute protests and reviving a practice not used in Britain since earthquakes were recorded in 2011.

UK to conduct nuclear cyber attack simulation with US

The UK is planning joint exercises with the US to test both nations' readiness for a cyber attack on a nuclear power plant.