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.
James Fisher Nuclear Ltd has been awarded a four- year contract by Magnox to deliver a facility for the remote segmentation and packaging of the reactor core of the redundant Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor located at Winfrith in Dorset.
This will be one of the largest value turnkey decommissioning projects to have been awarded in the UK in recent years, JFN said today. The SGHWR reactor will be only the second reactor core...
EDF Energy CEO Warns Of ‘Dire’ Situation For Electricity Generators
Key components of the UK’s electricity market reform package need to be improved because of the “challenging” context of very low...April 18, 2016 at 9:45 am
UK capable of producing Westinghouse SMR vessel
The UK has the capabilities to produce the reactor pressure vessel for Westinghouse’s small modular reactor (SMR) design, according...April 18, 2016 at 9:42 am
Westinghouse Signs Sellafield Agreements As Part Of Two Consortia
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed two 10-year framework agreements for decommissioning work at the Sellafield site in the UK, a...January 28, 2016 at 10:44 am
Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is seeing “considerable interest” from French companies in cooperating on Rosatom projects abroad, the director of the company’s international business department Nikolay Drozdov told a workshop on Russian-French cooperation in nuclear energy in Paris.
Mr Drozdov said a number of French companies have applied for certification as qualified suppliers of equipment and services...
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
France’s Regulator Says 18 EDF Steam Generators May Have Anomaly
Some primary bottom heads of steam generators installed at 18 of EDF’s 58 reactors in France could have a significant carbon concentration...June 27, 2016 at 2:08 pm
Areva outlines restructuring plan
France’s Areva today presented plans for the sale of a majority stake of its reactor business to EDF and a restructuring through...June 15, 2016 at 2:09 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 ›