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 ›
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.
Uranium mining is one of the most regulated and safest forms of mining in the world, but remains controversial, principally because of environmental and health impacts associated with the early years of uranium mining, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency.
The NEA said the report aims to “dispel some of the myths, fears and misconceptions” about...
EC Unfairly Discredits Nuclear Energy In Hinkley Analysis, Says Foratom
The European Commission “unfairly discredits nuclear energy” and “fails to make an objective comparison” when it addresses the...April 8, 2014 at 8:31 am
EDF Denies Media Reports It ‘Played Down Flood Risk’ At Dungeness B
EDF Energy made a “conservative decision” to take both reactors at the Dungeness B nuclear power station in southern England offline...March 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm
EDF Energy Refutes Hinkley Point ‘Return On Investment’ Claims
EDF Energy has responded to a report by a UK think-tank by saying assumptions about financing and potential equity returns for investors...March 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings, a US energy infrastructure development company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of two new AP1000 nuclear units in the state of Utah, Westinghouse said in a statement.
Westinghouse said the two units are planned for a new site called Green River, where substantial uranium deposits were mined from the 1940s until the 1960s.
Regulator Gives Go-Ahead For Restart Of Two Japan Reactors
Japan’s nuclear regulator has said that two nuclear reactors meet new standards put in place after the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi disaster...July 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Europe Signs EUR 238 Million Contract As Jet Prepares For Tritium Experiments
A major new contract worth 283 million euros (386 million US dollars) has been signed between the European Commission and the Culham Centre...July 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm
UK And China Sign ‘Landmark’ Deal On Nuclear Cooperation
The UK and Chinese governments have signed a “landmark” agreement which confirms that Chinese companies could own and operate a Chinese...June 18, 2014 at 11:02 am
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 ›