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.
As EDF Energy approaches a final investment decision for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK, the company’s CEO, Vincent de Rivaz, has said it is “the right technology, at the right price, at the right time”.
The 100,000th visitor to EDF Energy’s nuclear power plant visitor centres since the first one opened three years ago was welcomed to the Dungeness plant by de Rivaz yesterday....
NuGen Signs Long-Term Agreement With Sellafield And NDA
NuGen has signed a long-term agreement with Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to support “safe and compliant...September 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm
UK Needs Nuclear Because Renewables Cannot Fill Gap, Says NIA Chairman
Unless the UK has new nuclear it is going to lose a vital source of reliable, secure low-carbon electricity, chairman of the London-based...September 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm
A 12-week consultation
A 12-week consultation on proposals for assembling and presenting information on the geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to...September 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm
Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company completed loading all 157 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 2 of the Sendai nuclear power plant on 13 September in preparation for the reactor’s restart.
The company expects to restart Sendai 2 before the end of this year. Unit 1 was restarted in August, the first Japanese reactor to be resume operation after the country’s entire fleet was taken offline by the government...
Three challenges for Areva
Areva faces three major challenges as it turns itself around from its record 2014 losses, company CEO Philippe Knoche said today. Those...September 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm
Japan’s Sendai-1 Officially Resumes Commercial Operation, Operator Says
The Sendai-1 nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan returned to commercial operation at 16:00 local time yesterday, the first reactor to...September 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm
Fuel Loading Begins At Japan’s Sendai-2
Kyushu Electric Power Company has begun loading nuclear fuel into the second reactor at its Sendai nuclear station in southwestern Japan...September 11, 2015 at 4:56 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 ›