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.
Miniature submarines are being used to recover cobalt cartridges dating back to the 1950s from storage ponds at the UK’s Sellafield site. The cartridges were used for producing isotopes for medical and industrial applications.
Sellafield Ltd estimates there are some 800 cobalt cartridges being stored in Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP) and First...
UK University Gets £3.5 Million Grant For Nuclear Materials Analysis
A £3.5 million (€4.8m, $5.2m) grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the UK’s main agency for funding...April 21, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler said today that it will provide an extensive range of nuclear services in decommissioning, waste management and site...April 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Nugen announces public consultation
NuGen has announced that a ten-week public consultation on its proposed Moorside project near Sellafield in Cumbria, UK, will begin on...April 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm
A court had ruled against a petition opposed to the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture. The units now look set to resume operation later this year, becoming the first of the country’s reactors to be restarted since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011.
A group of 12 citizens from Kagoshima and...
Last Leningrad 2-2 Steam Generator Ships Out
Plans & Construction 3 Apr (NucNet): The fourth and last steam generator for Russia’s Leningrad 2-2 nuclear unit under construction...April 3, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Russia Transfers Funds For Finland’s Hanhikivi-1
Plans & Construction Russia has transferred 57.5 billion roubles (about €925 million) from its sovereign wealth fund into preferred...April 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Japan Govt Plans 20 Percent of Electricity From Nuclear By 2030
Policies & Politics Japan’s government plans to have 20 percent of the country’s electricity generated from nuclear energy by 2030,...April 3, 2015 at 3:38 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 ›