Nuclear power is the second-largest source of low-carbon electricity today, supplying 10.5% of global electricity
of CO2 emissions have been avoided by using nuclear power over the past 50 years, nearly equal to 2 years of global energy-related CO2 emissions (IEA)
reactors are operating around the world, providing 392 GW of civil nuclear power capacity, almost 95 GW of which is located in the US (World Nuclear Association)
of all radioactive waste from nuclear power by volume is highly radioactive and requires permanent isolation from the environment (World Nuclear Association)
people in Britain are working on Hinkley Point C – the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years (EDF Energy)
Global nuclear generation rose 4% in 2021; UK closes Hinkley Point B
Reactor performance is also reported to have improved, with the average capacity factor of the world’s operating nuclear reactors rising to 82.4%, up ...
EU taxonomy changes could lead to new nuclear projects and more expensive gas
The challenge for gas is twofold: abatement technologies are not yet market-ready at scale and their costs, once implemented, are likely to boost pric...
Construction begins on Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, while Sizewell C gets green light in UK
Located at El-Dabaa in the Matrouh governorate on the Mediterranean coast, roughly 300 km north-west of Cairo, the plant will comprise four units with...
UK launches biggest electricity market reform in a generation
In what could be the biggest electricity market shake up in decades, the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) will seek views on a wide ra...
UK provides increased support for Ukraine’s energy sector
The civil nuclear support fund will see high priority items, such as personal protective equipment, communications systems and radiation monitoring eq...
Events and training
Introduction to Process Safety Management - October 2022
04/10/2022 - 06/10/2022
This 3-day course is based on the renowned Energy Institute High level framework for process safety management - a comprehensive proces...
Human Factors Foundation - October 2022
17/10/2022 - 21/10/2022
This 5-day virtual learning course delivers a comprehensive introduction into human factors for non-specialists. It provides a practical, engaging and...
Energy Sustainability Conference
08/11/2022 - 10/11/2022
The Energy Institute (EI) Nigeria branch is proud to host another edition of the Energy Sustainability Conference (ESC). Energy Sustainability Confere...
Technical guidance publications
Guidance on quantified human reliability analysis (QHRA)
This document is free to download for all registered users of this site.EI Guidance on quantified human reliability analysis (QHRA) (second edition) p...
Guidance on ensuring control room operator (CRO) competence
This publication is free to download for registered users.Control room operators (CROs) perform a critical role in running normal operations, infreque...
Engaging contractors: Partnership approaches to improving safety in the power industry
This publication was developed in response to demand from operators and contractors within the power generation sector, recognising that the safe and ...
Research report: Achieving greater resilience to major events – Organisational learning for safety risk management in complex environments
This document is free to download for registered users.This report has been split into the following three sections:Part 1: Cultural precursors to maj...
Technical workshop proceedings: Hydrogen safety cases – Challenges in hydrogen safety case development in UK/European industrial clusters
This document is free to download for registered users.The workshop reported herein was convened under the auspices of the EI Hy2004 Hydrogen Safety C...