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National Grid
24 апреля, 14:40

Великобритания перестает применять ископаемое топливо для электрогенерации

Соединенное королевство в пятницу прожило целый день, не используя электричество, произведенное работающими на угле электростанциями; такое произошло впервые с 1882 г. Об этом пишет Financial Times со ссылкой на данные оператора национальной электросети National Grid. По его информации, доля электричества, поступающая от угольных электростанций, упала до нуля около 23.00 в четверг и не восстановилась до полуночи пятницы. Такое уже случалось ранее на несколько часов, отмечает FT, но впервые с 1880-х гг., когда открылась первая электростанция с паровыми двигателями, страна целый день не использовала ископаемое топливо для электрогенерации.

24 апреля, 12:32

Впервые за 135 лет Британия целый день обходилась без использования угля для получения электроэнергии

Рекорд, установленный 21 апреля, превзошел показатели мая 2016 года и минувшего четверга, когда уголь не использовался для выработки электроэнергии по 19 часов. В энергетической компании National Grid полагают, что это событие является переломным моментом.

22 апреля, 17:13

Великобритания впервые за 135 лет прожила сутки без использования угля

Великобритания впервые со времен промышленной революции провела сутки без использования угля для генерации электричества, сообщает «Би-би-си» со ссылкой на национального оператора электроэнергии National Grid.21 апреля стало первым днем без угля с 1882 года, когда в Лондоне был запущен первый централизованный угольный генератор. В компании назвали эту дату переломным моментом для изменения энергетической системы страны.Как сообщается на сайте National Grid, примерно половина энергии, произведенной в стране 21 апреля, пришлась на газ, четверть — на атомные электростанции. Также были задействованы ветряные электростанции и станции, работающие на биотопливе, а часть электроэнергии приобретена у соседей.. . .https://lenta.ru/news/2017/04/22/coal/

22 апреля, 12:51

Британцы провели "день без угля" впервые за 130 лет

Жители Великобритании провели сутки без сжигания угля для выработки электроэнергии.

22 апреля, 05:09

22.04.2017 05:09 : Великобритания впервые с 1880-х годов провела сутки без сжигания угля для выработки электроэнергии

Об этом сообщает Блумберг со ссылкой на британского оператора National Grid Plc. Отмечается, что правительство планирует отключить все угольные электростанции к 2025 году. Причиной данного решения является борьба с изменением климата.

22 апреля, 03:44

First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution

Friday was the first day coal wasn't used to generate electricity since the Industrial Revolution, says the National Grid.

21 апреля, 21:51

Britain Is About To Go A Full Day Without Coal For The First Time Since 1882

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― In 1952, London’s coal-fired factories and power plants spewed out so much pollution, a dense, acrid smog settled over the British capital, killing as many as 4,000 people. Sixty-five years later, the United Kingdom is poised to complete its first full day without burning any coal to generate electricity, according to National Grid, the utility that operates the British power grid. The last coal-fired plant stopped running at 11 p.m. local time the day before, making Friday the country’s first day without coal since 1882. Great Britain has never had a continuous 24 hour period without #coal. Today is looking like it could be the first.— NG Control Room (@NGControlRoom) April 21, 2017 The U.K. switches on coal-fired plants only when cleaner power stations can’t meet electricity demand. Over the last few days, coal has made up a sliver of Britain’s energy mix, according to data from Drax, the country’s biggest power station operator.    Coal use historically plummets in the spring as warmer weather reduces the need for indoor heating. Coal has at times made up less than 1 percent of the mix, and even hit zero for more than 12 hours last year. But it has never remained at zero for 24 hours before. “A decade ago, a day without coal would have been unimaginable, and in ten years’ time our energy system will have radically transformed again,” Hannah Martin, head of energy at Greenpeace UK, said in a statement. “The direction of travel is that both in the UK and globally we are already moving towards a low carbon economy.” Renewable energy from Britain’s proliferating offshore wind turbine farms certainly helps. On Friday, wind energy provided slightly less electricity than nuclear power stations, according to GridWatch, a dashboard that tracks U.K. energy use in real time. But, as in the United States, coal has been largely supplanted by natural gas, a cleaner-burning fossil fuel extracted through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The controversial technique ― which ruptures bedrock with highly pressured, sand- and chemical-laced water deep underground, freeing the gas beneath ― has been met with fierce protests in the U.K. Public support for fracking fell to 37.3 percent last year, down from 58 percent in 2013, according to a YouGov poll for the University of Nottingham, which was released in October 2016. Fracking sites usually leak methane, a greenhouse gas 40 times as potent as carbon dioxide, and the toxic chemicals used in the drilling process have been found in groundwater. U.K. natural gas extraction increased by 3.6 percent last year, despite years of decline in the North Sea, the hotbed of British production. Net imports, meanwhile, soared by nearly 20 percent last year as the utility industry, weaning itself off coal, increased its use of gas by 39 percent, according to government figures.  The British move away from coal mirrors a global trend as countries fight to reduce their carbon footprints, driven in part by the 195-country Paris Agreement. In November, Canada announced plans to virtually end the use of coal by 2030.  In January, smog-choked China canceled 103 new coal-fired power plants as part of a larger shift toward renewables. In February, Denmark generated enough wind energy to power its entire country for a day. The U.S., by contrast, has moved to revive coal use. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite a sweeping Obama-era rule limiting emissions from coal-fired plants. The order also lifted a temporary moratorium on leasing federal lands to coal companies. On Thursday, EPA chief Scott Pruitt traveled to one of the country’s oldest coal-fired power plants, one week after he kicked off what critics call his “dirty energy tour” with a visit to a Pennsylvania coal mine.  Trump, along with many other Republicans, have long blamed the decline of coal production on environmental regulations. But, as in the U.K., the industry has failed to compete with natural gas. Moreover, the string of coal producer bankruptcies over the past two years came after the companies placed big bets on continued Chinese demand for U.S. exports, which nose-dived as the Chinese economy began to slow after 2012. Still, getting rid of coal hasn’t rid the U.K. of its air quality problems. In January, air quality in London reached levels worse than Beijing. Unlike the 1950s, however, motor vehicles and wood-burning fireplaces were to blame for the pollution. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58da777ae4b018c4606b99f9,58f76a49e4b029063d3590a9,58c993d9e4b0be71dcf104b1,58331ba2e4b030997bc06e46,58c85cade4b022994fa2eeca -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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21 апреля, 18:45

UK set for first full day without coal power

The National Grid confident of achieving the feat as natural gas plays a bigger role in supply.

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21 апреля, 14:11

British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day

National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offlineFriday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.The control room tweeted the milestone on Friday. It is the first continuous 24-hour coal-free period for Britain since use of the fossil fuel began. West Burton 1 power station, the only coal-fired plant that had been up and running, went offline on Thursday. Continue reading...

19 апреля, 09:30

Scotland hosts groundbreaking wind energy project to build new homes

Housing association invests in electricity-generating turbines that will fund affordable homes in rural ScotlandAmid the rolling hills and woodland pastures of south-east Scotland, a wind of change is blowing through communities where low wages and casual work sit uneasily alongside the popular image of timeless market towns and pretty coastal villages.High above rich arable land by the North Sea, three tall wind turbines, blades spinning wildly, have started generating electricity for the national grid with two social purposes: to sell energy and use the income to deliver hundreds of new homes in a scattered rural community while, at the same time, providing additional funds for similar schemes elsewhere in Scotland. Continue reading...

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10 апреля, 19:01

Study on creating energy from magma

SCIENTISTS will study the possibility of producing geothermal energy from magma for the first time, in a US$100 million project in Iceland, which if successful could produce up to 10 times more energy

07 апреля, 18:52

Global Infrastructure ETF (TOLZ) Hits New 52-Week High

Infrastructure ETF hit a new 52-Week high on Trump's promises and Canada's infrastructure plans.

06 апреля, 09:52

Can Nigeria’s $2.2bn Guarantee Turn Power Sector Around? - NGW Magazine

The government is bailing out generators, but only up to a point and their problem goes deeper than merely financial woes. Their gas supplies are proving erratic too, the article shows. Two weeks before the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari returned to work March 13 after nearly two months’...

29 марта, 21:35

Чего ждать от Brexit?

Статья 50 Лиссабонского договора 29 марта впервые начала действовать на практике: Великобритания начала процесс выхода из состава ЕС.

29 марта, 21:35

Чего ждать от Brexit?

Статья 50 Лиссабонского договора 29 марта впервые начала действовать на практике: Великобритания начала процесс выхода из состава ЕС.

28 марта, 20:42

Rystad Energy: Saudi Tax Cut Raises Aramco Value By $1 Trillion

Until yesterday, analysts were largely estimating the value of Saudi Aramco well below the Saudi claim that it is worth $2 trillion, but the Kingdom’s recent tax rate cut is making the oil giant more attractive to investors, and raises the valuation of its upstream portfolio by around $1 trillion, Rystad Energy said in a report on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it is cutting the tax rate on Aramco to 50 percent from 85 percent with a royal order introducing a new tax regime for all hydrocarbon producers operating in the…

28 марта, 18:31

Libya’s NOC Rejects Government Decree Seeking Control over Oil

Libya’s National Oil Corporation has lashed out against the Government of National Accord, which issued a decree effectively giving it more control over the country’s oil wealth this weekend . The GNA said in the decree that it will now supervise investments in Libya’s oil sector and will have the power to approve and cancel contracts. This sparked outrage in NOC, which has been the single handler of the country’s oil wealth since it disintegrated into chaos after the toppling of Muammar Gadaffi, and is now unwilling to…

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28 марта, 18:03

UK breaks solar energy record on sunny March weekend

Amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses one afternoon was lower than it was during night for first time everLast weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record.For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in the night, because solar panels on rooftops and in fields cut demand so much. Continue reading...

28 марта, 02:56

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Faces Russian Arrest Warrant

As the Russia versus Ukraine gas war continues, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk now faces a Russian arrest warrant in addition to the international arrest warrant that has been active against him since February 21st, according to reports on filings from a town in southern Russia. The Yessentuki court said it issued the warrant due to Yatsenyuk’s alleged participation in an armed group fighting against Russian troops in Chechnya in the 1990s. The Ukrainian government alerted the formal official of the warrant, according to…