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UK Office for Nuclear Regulation publishes annual review of industry performance 26 October 2021

On October 19, the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) published its annual report detailing the performance of Great Britain’s nuclear industry during 2020/21. The Chief Nuclear Inspector, Mark Foy, reports that the industry has performed well overall and the required standards of safety, security and safeguards have been maintained....

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UK's Tank Storage Association launches new Energy Transition Charter 26 October 2021

The UK's Tank Storage Association (TSA) formally launched a new Energy Transition Charter on October 26 affirming the sector’s shared commitment to supporting the achievement of the UK’s climate neutrality targets....

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New UK government funding plan could pave way for Sizewell C nuclear plant 25 October 2021

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has announced a new funding model that could pave the way for the construction of the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant project in Suffolk, east England. The £20bn project will still require planning permission, but the new funding model could help cut the cost of new nuclear power projects, the government said....

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UK announces new plan to reach 2050 net zero target 19 October 2021

The UK government released a new Net Zero Strategy on October 19, setting out how the country will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The plans are laid out in the report ‘Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’ which has been published 12 days before global leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26....

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UK gas processing terminal shut down after methane leak 19 October 2021

The Easington Gas Terminal in East Yorkshire, UK was shut down on October 19 after a methanol leak was discovered. Fire crews and emergency services attended the scene after the liquid leak was discovered at around 11:00 local time at Centrica’s plant at the site....

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INEOS announces over €2 billion investment in green hydrogen production 19 October 2021

INEOS announced on October 18 that it is to invest more than €2 billion into electrolysis projects to make zero carbon, green hydrogen across Europe. Its first plants will be built in Norway, Germany, and Belgium with investment also planned in the UK and France....

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Consortium aims to develop large-scale green hydrogen facility in Orkney, UK 12 October 2021

Offshore Wind Power Limited (OWPL), a consortium formed by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, TotalEnergies and Scottish developer Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG) has announced it is studying the use of offshore wind to power the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale on the island of Flotta in Orkney, Scotland....

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UK Oil & Gas Authority grants carbon storage licence to reuse depleted gas fields 11 October 2021

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to Harbour Energy. The licence will help boost the drive to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the authority said. The licence will cover an area in the Southern North Sea off the coast of Immingham in North East Lincolnshire....

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UK set to be first country to legislate for safe and efficient rollout of fusion energy 05 October 2021

The UK will become the first country in the world to detail how it would legislate to ensure the safe and effective rollout of fusion energy, outlined in a Fusion Green Paper launched by Science Minister George Freeman on October 1....

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£1million decarbonisation competition for the electrification of UK offshore oil and gas installations 27 September 2021

A £1million competition has been launched to help decarbonise offshore oil and gas production on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The competition, managed by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), is designed to advance the widespread electrification of offshore installations on the UKCS, which are powered by gas or diesel....

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