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.
EDF Energy made a “conservative decision” to take both reactors at the Dungeness B nuclear power station in southern England offline for two months in May 2013 to further improve flooding defences, the company said today.
In a statement issued in response to a report in a national newspaper claiming that EDF Energy had “played down the threat” of flooding at the station, the company said the decision to take both reactors...
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
Contaminated Equipment Removed From Sellafield Storage Pond
Workers at Sellafield in the UK have removed 100 tonnes of contaminated, redundant equipment from the oldest fuel storage pond at the site. The...March 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm
UK Announces Parliamentary Inquiry Into ‘Small Nuclear’
UK members of parliament on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have announced a new inquiry into “small nuclear power” and are...March 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm
The deadline to develop a new design of nuclear reactor using thorium for fuel has been brought forward by 15 years as China’s central government tries to reduce the nation’s reliance on smog-producing coal-fired power stations, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported today.
The newspaper said a team of scientists in Shanghai had originally been given 25 years to try to develop the world’s first nuclear plant...
Returns On Hinkley Point C Could Be Much Higher Than Usual, Says Report
Returns for French utility EDF and other investors in the UK’s first new nuclear plant in two decades, supported by the government, could...March 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm
Safety Has Improved Since Fukushima, Says US Government Report
The Fukushima-Daiichi accident led to many nuclear regulatory bodies taking steps to strengthen nuclear safety and provide additional resources...March 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm
Three Years On, First Evacuees Are Ready To Return To Fukushima Homes
Residents of the town of Tamura who were evacuated following the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident are to be allowed to move back into...March 10, 2014 at 5:01 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 ›