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  • UK nuclear decommissioning cost rises to £23.5 billion, new report says

    24 May 2022

    The UK’s Public Accounts Committee released a report on May 20 that says the cost of decommissioning the UK’s seven ageing nuclear power stations has doubled since 2004, rising to £23.5 billion, with the cost set to rise even further....

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  • BP and Equinor awarded carbon storage licences

    24 May 2022

    The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has awarded two carbon storage (CS) licences in the North Sea to BP and Equinor with an appraisal term of eight years. The four separate storage sites are located around 43 miles (70km) off the coast of Humberside. Elsewhere, BP has also announced plans for a major carbon capture and storage project in the US to enable low carbon hydrogen production at facilities operated by chemical company Linde....

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  • Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

    24 May 2022

    Finland has become the latest European country to have its natural gas supplies from Russia halted as a result of the ongoing payment dispute between Western countries and Russia. Natural gas imports via Imatra, the entry point for natural gas imports from Russia into Finland, were halted on May 21....

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  • China builds first national carbon measurement centre

    24 May 2022

    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has approved the establishment of the National Carbon Measurement Center (Inner Mongolia), the country’s first national carbon measurement centre....

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  • EU announces green transformation to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian energy

    23 May 2022

    On May 18, the European Commission outlined a new plan to rapidly reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels by accelerating the transition towards renewable energy. The REPowerEU Plan is a response to “the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine”, the EU said....

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UK government announces winners of £60 million hydrogen funding competition 23 May 2022

The UK government has announced the 28 projects which will benefit from up to £60 million of government funding as a result of the Hydrogen Supply 2 (HySupply 2) competition. The 28 projects are from across the UK and operate in a range of different sectors. The funding will support research and innovation in producing and transporting hydrogen, making it a more viable and affordable fuel for powering industry....

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Equinor ordered to correct several regulation breaches on offshore platform 23 May 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has identified breaches of regulations following the completion of its investigation into an incident involving the discovery of cracks in the outer shell of second-stage gas coolers on Equinor’s Troll C offshore platform in October 2021. The PSA has given Equinor an order to correct six breaches of its regulations....

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Fund launched to develop new nuclear energy projects across the UK 23 May 2022

The UK government launched a new £120 million government fund on May 13 designed to unlock and accelerate new nuclear technologies while encouraging new players into the market. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) will help to realise the government’s ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030, as committed to in the British Energy Security Strategy in April....

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Hazardex in the Regions comes to ABERDEEN on JUNE 15, register for FREE now! 23 May 2022

Hazardex in the Regions is coming to Aberdeen on June 15. Attendance is FREE, so register now and join us from 09:00-15:30 to hear from quality speakers and meet with a range of hazardous area exhibitors. Hot drinks & food are included, so there is such a thing as a free lunch...! Register for FREE now!...

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Planned carbon capture plant could contribute £660 million to Scottish economy, developer says 20 May 2022

A planned new low-carbon power station at SSE Thermal’s Peterhead site in Aberdeenshire, UK could generate significant benefits to the Scottish and UK economies over its lifetime, according to a new report. The project is being jointly developed by energy companies SSE Thermal and Equinor....

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