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.
UK regulators have confirmed that Sizewell A is completely fuel-free with 99 percent of the radioactive hazard now removed from the former nuclear station in Suffolk, eastern England.
Sizewell A’s two Magnox gas-cooled reactors operated from 1966 until 2006. Defuelling began in 2009, with fuel removed from the reactors placed in the site’s used fuel storage ponds before being packaged...
UK’s NuGen Moves From London To Manchester
Plans & Construction NuGen, the UK nuclear developer, will next week move its main office from London to Manchester. The company, developing...February 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm
UK Magnox site declared fuel free
UK regulators have confirmed that Sizewell A is completely fuel free. The decommissioning milestone marks the removal of 99% of the radioactive...February 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Rolls-Royce Wins Boiler Modification Contract For Dungeness B
Plant Operation Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy to carry out boiler modification work at the two-unit Dungeness B...January 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm
Policies & Politics
Ministers responsible for energy in eight EU member states have written to the European Commission asking for a forthcoming action plan on EU energy policy to include nuclear power alongside other low-carbon technologies.
The ministers of Romania, France, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the UK urged the EC to ensure that the Communication on Energy...
Fukushima-Daiichi Situation Remains ‘Very Complex’, Says IAEA Team
Decommissioning The situation at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear station in Japan remains “very complex”, with the increasing amount...February 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm
Nuclear Accounted For Largest Share Of EU Energy Production In 2013, Says Eurostat
Plant Operation Nuclear energy accounted for the largest share of European Union domestic production of primary energy in 2013 with 29...February 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm
NRC Rejects Petition To Have Fukushima-Type Reactors Shut Down
Security & Safety The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected a petition by an anti-nuclear group that called for the agency...January 27, 2015 at 4:30 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 ›
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 ›