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.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have developed a method to turn radioactive graphite blocks, a waste product of nuclear reactors, into artificial diamonds that generate electricity.
These diamonds produce a small current that could last for thousands of years. Such long-lived “diamond batteries” could be used in spacecraft, implants such as pacemakers, and in other areas where long battery life is crucial....
Public Consultation For UK’s Sizewell C Project Relaunched, EDF Energy Says
The second stage of public consultation for the planned two-unit Sizewell C nuclear power station in Sussex has begun, developer EDF Energy...November 28, 2016 at 11:40 am
New CEO Appointed For UK’s Atomic Energy Authority
Ian Chapman has been appointed chief executive officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) earlier this month, according to a statement...August 26, 2016 at 9:05 am
The Nuclear Institute – Announcement
The Nuclear Institute, the UK membership organisation for nuclear professionals, has announced the appointment of Alastair Laird as interim...August 9, 2016 at 8:58 am
Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.
Beloyarsk 4 – BN800 – control room – 460 (Rosenergoatom)
Workers in the BN-800’s control room (Image: Rosenergoatom)
Plant operator Rosenergoatom said, “Thus begins the procedure of comprehensive...
Putin Asks For ‘Coordinated Position’ On Use Of Thorium
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has asked state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Kurchatov Institute national research centre to...August 16, 2016 at 9:03 am
Russia And France Are Discussing Nuclear Cooperation, Says Rosatom
Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is seeing “considerable interest” from French companies in cooperating on Rosatom projects...June 28, 2016 at 2:06 pm
EDF and MHI consider collaboration
French utility EDF and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for collaboration...June 28, 2016 at 2:02 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 ›