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An evergreen chronology of Energy Flux articles about baseload zero-emissions energy technologies

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‘The decarbonisation horse is out of the barn’
Energy and commodity inflation is running rampant. The post-lockdown bull run is unlike anything the world has seen this century, with markets threatening to overheat. But none of today’s market turmoil can derail the decarbonisation megatrend that is funnelling ever-greater sums of capital into clean energy technologies…
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Bringing geothermal to the masses
The allure of 24/7 baseload zero-carbon geothermal energy has long been the preserve of countries blessed with volcanic geology. But a Northern Ireland-based startup hopes to harness low-temperature resources using new closed loop systems – potentially bringing cost-competitive renewable heat to markets that are inaccessible to conventional geothermal t…
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EDF calls time on UK’s costly AGR nuclear odyssey
French utility EDF has abruptly moved to de-fuel the inoperative Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, south-east England. The decision marks the early demise of this particular design of nuclear reactor, which was hoped to be the first of many such facilities but ended up being one-of-a-kind. While the technology differs from that being installed …
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New York burns more gas after closing Indian Point nuclear power plant
New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has closed after 59 years of operation, leaving a two gigawatt-sized hole in the state’s power grid that will most likely be filled by unabated natural gas-fired power generation. The story of Indian Point underscores the challenges …
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Repent at leisure: Belgium’s rush to crush nuclear sparks dash for gas
Nuclear power retirements need to be handled very carefully. Any power grid connected to reactors nearing the end of their useful life will need a well-engineered system-wide solution to ensure the replacement capacity does not hike electricity supply costs or carbon emissions…
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Jumping on the bandwagon: EDF embraces hydrogen and carbon capture in bid to keep Sizewell C relevant
How times change. Secure, baseload generation has been the main selling point of nuclear power for decades: the promise of a reliable source of electricity, generating constantly around the clock, 24/7, has mesmerised UK energy policymakers since the first civil nuclear power station came online in the 1960s…
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