Nuclear utilities thrust into the spotlight after the Fukushima meltdowns have ordered 20 reactors shut, the most in a three-year span since Chernobyl’s aftermath, saddling the industry with a possible $26 billion in costs.
Centrica Plc, the U.K.’s largest household energy supplier, agreed to sell its 50 percent share in a Scottish wind farm to a fund managed by private equity company Hermes GPE LLP for 59 million pounds ($89.4 million).
Radiation from fish and lobsters near the U.K.’s biggest nuclear polluter suggest radioactive material dumped into the sea from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant isn’t a long-term health threat, scientists said.
Methil port north of Edinburgh, once the focus of Scotland’s coal exports, is set to tap a greener kind of energy as Samsung Heavy Industry Co. constructs the world’s biggest wind turbine in the town’s faded harbor.
Royal Boskalis Westminster NV won a 70 million-euro ($92 million) contract to install turbine foundations at a U.K. wind farm being developed by Iberdrola SA’s ScottishPower Renewables unit and Dong Energy A/S.