The International Energy Agency in Paris has long been a champion of carbon capture and storage development. Nine years ago, they were solemnly projecting that there would be over one hundred CCS plants operating across the developed world by 2020.
Clearing operations at Germany’s embattled Hambach Forest , to make way for utility RWE’s proposed expansion of a lignite coal mine, were halted by a Munster court. Asked to decide whether the forest is protected by EU environmental rules, the judges said RWE did not provide sufficient evidence why cutting down the old forest is, as claimed, to maintain energy supply security. They ordered that deforestation be stopped.
Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are moving closer to collapse. Nugen, owned by Toshiba, the troubled Japanese conglomerate, is laying off 60% of the staff involved with developing its Moorside plant. If no buyer is found before January, then the venture is likely to be abandoned altogether.
Anoop Gangadharan, Yokogawa Europe, spoke to Electrical Review
As the world makes the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the impact on our existing energy infrastructure is significant.
MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman recently visited CEF's electrical waste site with the aim of educating people in the recycling of such equipment under the WEEE regulations.
His visit came after a group of local children visited the facility to work on the need for young people to understand how, as a society, we manage waste.
At the time of going to press on this issue of Electrical Review, as an EDF customer myself, I was somewhat surprised to receive a letter from the company announcing my dual tariff would be rising as of this month.
This, two days after it was reported EDF combined improved nuclear and hydro production raised the company’s core earnings by €544m, with an additional €469m gained through improved wholesale market conditions.
My first point of concern was I was under the impression I was on a fixed rate tariff, and would hear from them regularly should there be a cheaper way of purchasing energy for my home. It is highly unlikely this is an oversight on my part with reading correspondence from the energy giant so, rest assured, this is something I will be investigating further, and will have no hesitation following up this letter.
While it will not affect me too much, there will obviously be households and families who may struggle to pay the increased rate. Time to get online and find an alternative before ’winter’ kicks in?
Over the last several years, the move to the cloud has stabilized as the applications that could be easily and cost effectively outsourced, were moved to the cloud. The applications left on premise are simply too integrated into local operations or too expensive to move. This forced a change to the way data center staffs manage their assets with some assets outsourced and others still on-premise/at “the edge”.