As EDF and the French Government consider the possibility of renationalising the firm’s nuclear business to shelter its capital-intensive operations from the pressures of the market, what would be the benefits and drawbacks of renationalising nuclear power in France or elsewhere? Our editors put forward the case for and against.
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Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan has struggled as many of its nuclear power plants remain off the grid, forcing the country to turn to expensive foreign gas imports. A new report however by Wood Mackenzie highlights the potential wind power has for transforming the Japanese energy mix. Could a great leap see Japan become a wind powerhouse?
Eleven of the 28 EU states reached their renewable energy targets for 2020 in 2017, according to a report by the EU statistical office Eurostat. So far so good, but what of the others? We map the progress achieved by EU states so far.
After being rejected by the Conservative government for being too costly, plans to build a massive tidal lagoon in Swansea, Wales, have been resurrected and this time no government funding is required. Tidal Lagoon Power believes the money can be raised from companies who will benefit from the power and claims it can get it done within six years. We catch up with one of the most ambitious tidal energy schemes in the world.