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 plans to extend the operating life of its two reactor units at the Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, England, by 10 years until 2028, the company has said.
In its annual report for 2013, the company says the final decision depends on obtaining necessary authorisations.
Based on EDF Energy’s expected life extensions for its nuclear stations in the UK, all 14 operational advanced gas-cooled reactor...
Improve Or Face Losing Contract, MPs Warn Sellafield Consortium
A consortium of private sector companies brought in in 2008 to help Sellafield Ltd improve its performance on decommissioning and reprocessing...February 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm
UK Gives Consent For Decommissioning Of Wylfa
The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has given its consent for a project to decommission the two-unit Wylfa nuclear power station...February 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Think Tank Urges Australia To Reconsider Nuclear
The barriers to nuclear power in Australia should be removed to enable it to be considered as an option for energy production, with small...February 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL has said it will honour all its nuclear fuel supply commitments to foreign nuclear power stations, despite a ban on transporting fuel cycle products across Ukraine by rail.
State nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement today that the rail ban was imposed by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine on 28 January 2014 after anti-government protests broke out in the capital,...
Nordic Countries Adopt New Nuclear And Radiological Emergency Guidelines
The radiation and nuclear safety authorities of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have agreed a joint set of generic guidelines...March 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm
Bulgaria Conference To Address New Build And Lifetime Extensions
A conference to be held in Bulgaria will address the Kozloduy-7 and Belene new-build projects, lifetime extensions for Kozloduy-5 and -6,...February 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm
US Ready To Build World’s Largest Pulsed Electromagnet For Iter
Authorisation to proceed with manufacturing of the world’s largest pulsed electromagnet is expected in May 2014 following development...February 28, 2014 at 4:47 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 ›