Global energy consumption grew strongly by 5.6% in 2010 to 12bn tonnes of oil equivalent (toe). It was the biggest annual growth since 1973…Read more ›
…our objective is to secure progress towards ensuring that the UK is firmly committed to having a programme of new nuclear power plants to deliver affordable, reliable and low-carbon electricity to homes and businesses.
In light of the ever growing fear of an energy crisis, we have written to Parliament to air our concerns and to highlight the current energy policy’s shortcomings.
Global energy consumption grew strongly by 5.6% in 2010 to 12bn tonnes of oil equivalent (toe). It was the biggest annual growth since 1973…
Civic-minded people interested in energy use and the impact it has for our economy and environment. We present the facts about nuclear energy.
Britain has known for several years that electricity supply was likely to be very tight over the next 10-15 years.
Plans & Construction
EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of France’s EDF, will reduce the number of staff at the Hinkley Point C nuclear station site in Somerset from 650 to 250 after having completed the preparatory work and awaiting a final investment decision, the company said. “EDF Energy has carried out extensive work with its contract partners to make the Hinkley Point C project ready for a final investment decision”...
Magnox expands with merger of RSRL
The UK’s Magnox Limited and Research Sites Restoration Limited (RSRL) have today merged to form a single organization operating as...April 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm
UK Regulators Declare Sizewell A Fuel-Free
Decommissioning UK regulators have confirmed that Sizewell A is completely fuel-free with 99 percent of the radioactive hazard now removed...February 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm
UK’s NuGen Moves From London To Manchester
Plans & Construction NuGen, the UK nuclear developer, will next week move its main office from London to Manchester. The company, developing...February 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Plans & Construction
3 Apr (NucNet): The fourth and last steam generator for Russia’s Leningrad 2-2 nuclear unit under construction at Sosnovy Bor, west of St. Petersburg, has been shipped by manufacturer ZIO-Podolsk, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.
The 430-tonne steam generator was ready 21 days ahead of schedule due to optimisation of the manufacturing process. It will be transported by train...
Russia Transfers Funds For Finland’s Hanhikivi-1
Plans & Construction Russia has transferred 57.5 billion roubles (about €925 million) from its sovereign wealth fund into preferred...April 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Japan Govt Plans 20 Percent of Electricity From Nuclear By 2030
Policies & Politics Japan’s government plans to have 20 percent of the country’s electricity generated from nuclear energy by 2030,...April 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm
Russia ‘Ready’ To Take Back Iran’s Spent Fuel
Uranium & Fuel Russia is “ready to supply fresh nuclear fuel and take back spent, irradiated fuel” from Iran’s operational nuclear...April 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm
Nuclear power is the only form of electricity generation that meets all the Government’s objectives: security of low carbon supply at affordable cost. Without it, there is a risk sooner or later of a shortage of electricity supply that would have disastrous consequences for the economy.Read more ›
A modern economy – indeed, a civilised society – depends on adequate supplies of energy and especially electricity when they are needed. It cannot function without them. And for the last 70 years or so Britain has had the good fortune to have had 99% reliability in its power supplies.Read more ›
1 – Nuclear power is safe Not a single death reported from a nuclear accident in the UK in more than 50 years’ operation. The safety system worked at Three Mile Island in the USA and the community was not affected. The Chernobyl disaster caused the deaths of some 56 people but its reactor had already been widely criticised in […]Read more ›
The only certainty in the energy field is that prices will continue to go up. Already about 6m are living in what is described as fuel poverty – that is, more than 10 per cent of their income is taken by energy bills – and British industry regularly warns that intensive energy users are being priced out of the country.Read more ›
This briefing note is one in a series prepared by Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE), in consultation with scientists and engineers, to bring some facts and perspective to energy‐related issues that are being freely discussed by the public. One of these is the Government’s aim drastically to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to combat global warming. Under pressure from “Greens”, […]Read more ›