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.
Urenco’s position as a stable and long-term supplier of uranium enrichment services will not change as a result of a potential sale by its three major shareholders, the president and chief executive officer of US-based Urenco Inc. has said.
In an interview published in UX Weekly, Kirk Schnoebelen said the three shareholders that own the group – the UK, the Netherlands and German utilities RWE AG and E.ON – have confirmed...
Four Sites Prioritised For Potential Hazards In UK Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Report
Four nuclear sites in the UK have been given a ‘significantly enhanced level of regulatory attention’ (level 1) or ‘enhanced level...November 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Government Gives Go-Ahead To Chinese Companies Taking Stake In UK New-Build
The UK government has announced it is to give the go-ahead to Chinese companies taking a stake – including potential future majority...October 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Strike Price Deal For UK’s Hinkley Point Is ‘Almost Completed’
A deal between EDF Energy and the British government for a “strike price” for electricity produced by the proposed Hinkley Point C...October 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Iran has accepted “the first meaningful limits” on its nuclear programme in more than a decade as part of an agreement that temporarily relieves sanctions on the Middle Eastern country, the US State Department has said in a fact sheet that contains details of the agreement
Iran and the “P5+1” countries (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK, the US and the European Union) reached a set of “initial understandings”...
Applications Open For PIME Communications Award
Applications are open for the PIME Award for Communications Excellence, the winner of which will be decided at the PIME 2014 conference...November 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Areva Med Opens Facility For Lead-212 Production
Areva Med, a subsidiary of Areva specialising in the development of cancer treatment methods, has inaugurated a facility for the production...November 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm
First Stage Of Fukushima Fuel Assembly Removal A Success
Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) successfully moved a cask containing 22 fuel assemblies from the spent fuel pool at Fukushima-Daiichi-4...November 22, 2013 at 4:07 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 ›