EGREMONT-BASED firm James Fisher Nuclear has won a high value contract to help with the clean-up at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Whitehaven News 21st July 2016 read more »
Calm, mild weather hit ScottishPower profits in the first half of 2016 as output from the energy giant’s wind farms dropped by more than a quarter and households used less gas for heating. The UK division of Spain’s Iberdrola reported profits of £727m for the six months to June, down 8.4pc on the same period last year, on an EBITDA basis. The biggest drop came in the ScottishPower Renewables division, where profits fell 34.4pc to £116.6m, driven by a 26pc fall in wind power output. Keith Anderson, chief corporate officer, said the fall reflected the comparison with “extraordinarily high” levels of wind output seen in 2015, and output was only slightly below the level that would be expected in a normal year. Profits from ScottishPower’s retail gas and electricity division fell, primarily due to “milder weather conditions” as well as increases in green levies charged to energy bills.
Telegraph 2oth July 2016 read more »