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.
The UK government has stripped private consortium Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) of the contract to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, northwest England.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) announced today that ownership of Sellafield Ltd, the company that manages and operates the site, will revert to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) from NMP,...
Heysham A-1 Returns To Grid
Plant Operation The Office of Nuclear Regulation granted permission for the Heysham A-1 nuclear unit in the UK to return to the grid after...January 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm
Poll By New Industry Group Shows Support For UK Nuclear
Comment & People Fifty-eight percent of British adults support the use of nuclear power, including 21 percent who “strongly support”...December 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Westinghouse Wins Sellafield Skip Handler Machine Contract
Decommissioning Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract to deliver a second skip handler machine for the UK’s First Generation...December 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm
Research & Development
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will work with three nuclear products and services companies on projects that it says could unlock the potential of advanced nuclear reactor designs, helping create a new generation of safer, more efficient reactors.
The projects will see Argonne join forces with Areva Federal Services of South Carolina, GE...
NRC Veteran Appointed Chairman
Security & Safety Stephen Burns, a 33-year veteran of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been designated by President Barack...December 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Russia’s Rostov-3 Connected To Grid
Plant Operation Russia’s Rostov-3 VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor unit was connected to the grid on 27 December 2014, state nuclear...December 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm
China’s Fangjiashan-2 Achieves First Criticality
Plant Operation The Fangjiashan-2 nuclear unit in Zhejiang province, eastern China, achieved first criticality on 25 December 2014, China...December 29, 2014 at 5:46 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 ›