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.
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 announced by Magnox Limited.
The company said the mission to safely decommission the Magnox sites has always predicted reducing staff numbers over the coming years. Staff numbers at the 12 sites have been declining as progress is made on decommissioning programmes, a statement said. Magnox Ltd...
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
UK Company Wins £50 Million Sellafield Storage Container Contract
UK company Metalcraft has been awarded a contract potentially valued at £50 million (€69m, $78m) for the provision of stainless steel...May 12, 2015 at 9:23 am
Mini subs retrieve Sellafield isotope gear
Miniature submarines are being used to recover cobalt cartridges dating back to the 1950s from storage ponds at the UK’s Sellafield...April 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to increase the maximum annual radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies to 250 millisieverts (mSv) per year from the current 100, starting from April 2016, a statement said.
The standard worker dose limit for Japanese workers is 50 mSv per year and 100 mSv over five years. Before the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident, the emergency dose limit was set at 100 mSv...
Nuclear Could Replace Fossil Fuels In Less Than A Decade, Researchers Say
The replacement of fossil-fuel electricity by nuclear fission at a pace which could limit the more severe effects of climate change is...May 18, 2015 at 9:25 am
IAEA Calls For Countries To Join Spent Fuel And Waste Convention
The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged countries to help improve nuclear safety by joining the Joint Convention on the Safety...May 13, 2015 at 9:24 am
Lower Fossil Fuel Prices And Slow Economic Growth Could Hamper Nuclear, Report Warns
Lower fossil fuel prices and slower economic growth in Southeast Asia will lead to a decline in global growth of nuclear and renewable...May 8, 2015 at 9:22 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 ›