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.
Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract to deliver a second skip handler machine for the UK’s First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) facility on the Sellafield nuclear site.
The skip handler is a rail-mounted, heavy-duty crane that operates above a used-fuel storage pond. The FGMSP is a priority decommissioning project. As well as nuclear waste, the pond holds about 1,200...
World Energy Outlook Warns Nuclear Industry On Decommissioning And Disposal
Decommissioning The nuclear energy industry needs to be ready to manage “an unprecedented rate” of decommissioning with almost 200...December 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm
NuGen Signs Moorside Agreement With UK Treasury
Plans & Construction NuGen has signed a cooperation agreement with the UK’s Treasury to promote financing for a new nuclear power...December 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm
UK Will Be Left Behind As China ‘Storms Ahead’ With Gen-IV R&D
Research & Development Without further government investment the UK will be left behind when it comes to Generation IV nuclear technology...December 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm
Plans & Construction
Russia may build between 20 and 24 nuclear reactor units in India against the 14 to 16 already agreed, the Times of India said, citing Russia’s ambassador Alexander Kadakin.
The plans will be discussed during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Delhi on Thursday. “We have big plans for nuclear energy cooperation,” Mr Kadakin was quoted as saying. “Russia had agreed to help...
Fortum Plans Significant Investment In Hanhikivi Nuclear Project
Plans & Construction Finland’s biggest electricity company, Fortum, is ready to make a significant investment in Fennovoima’s planned...December 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm
Regulatory Uncertainty Is Largest Barrier To Energy Investment, Says EC
Policies & Politics The largest barrier to investment in the European energy sector is regulatory uncertainty, the director-general...December 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm
Nuclear Could Almost Treble Because Of Climate And Security Fears, Says IAEA
Policies & Politics Global installed nuclear capacity could almost treble to as much as 1,092 gigawatts electric (GWe) by 2050 with...December 1, 2014 at 4:22 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 ›