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.
A public ownership option should be introduced for new nuclear capacity in the UK, a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research says today.
The report, which looks at who is paying the most to fund the environmental and social policies that are wrapped up in the consumer’s energy bills, says public ownership would reduce the risks involved in developing new nuclear capacity, and thus the cost of capital, and would secure...
UK Energy Secretary Calls For New Nuclear Stations To Be ‘Beautiful’
The UK’s new nuclear power stations and other energy infrastructure projects must be “designed to look beautiful” to garner essential...June 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm
Magnox Announces Job Cuts At 12 UK Sites
Between 1,400 and 1,600 jobs are set to be cut across 12 Magnox nuclear sites in the UK up to September 2016 under restructuring plans...May 22, 2015 at 9:28 am
Contract for Sellafield silo waste storage boxes
Metalcraft will supply 2200 high-integrity stainless steel storage boxes to store historic radioactive waste retrieved from a silo at the...May 12, 2015 at 9:23 am
Ten companies including electricity suppliers and municipal utilities from Germany and Austria will in the coming days submit an appeal against the European Commission’s decision to allow state aid for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, German energy cooperative Greenpeace Energy said in a press statement.
The group will argue that the UK nuclear project could strongly influence German power prices and so “distort...
Council Endorses Plans For Higher Emergency Exposure Limit In Japan
The policy council of a Japanese ministry has endorsed plans by the nuclear regulator to increase the maximum annual radiation exposure...June 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm
EPR Safety Valves Examination ‘Ongoing’, IRSN Says
An examination into the failure of safety valves related to the pressuriser of the Areva EPR reactor is “ongoing” and the conclusions...June 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm
Nuclear Industry Welcomes G7 Pledge To Phase Out Fossil Fuels
The Group of Seven industrial powers’ agreement to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century...June 9, 2015 at 1:07 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 ›