Archive for July, 2013

2013 Nuclear Issues Vol 36 No 7

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Another convert?

In a recent interview (Guardian 5 July) Ed Davey, the energy secretary, announced his conversion from nuclear scepticism. He now accepts that nuclear power, replacing fossil fuels can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the damaging consequences of climate change. He told his interviewer “You should worry about climate change. So many environmentalists have changed their views because of the threat of climate change and the fact that nuclear is low-carbon – Mark Lynas, Professor James Hansen, George Monbiot, ...

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July Newsletter No178

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AFTER FOURTEEN MONTHS WE ARE STILL WAITING

Now is the time for all good SONE members to stay calm, cool and collected. Another month – the 14th – has passed by since we optimistically declared 2012 to be “The Year of the Strike Price”. The frustration is immense and the commentary on the Government’s sense of urgency withering. Given the costly ways in which it is proposing to keep the lights on, we can only conclude that it has never heard ...

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Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Summit

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Dear Sirs,

I’m contacting you regarding a partnership opportunity for one of ACI’s forthcoming events related with nuclear energy and I think it would be something interesting for Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE) members/end users. The event is taking place in London on the 3rd & 4th December 2013: Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Summit.

 

Event website >>

 

The partnership we offer would be no cost, equal exposure opportunity.

Please find below the standard agreement we arrange with our supporting partners:

ACI to offer:

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Study of External Costs Shows That Nuclear Shutdowns Are ‘Foolish’

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The external costs of nuclear energy are less than those of alternative forms of energy that would be used if nuclear power plants were shut down as a result of policies implemented as a reaction to the Fukushima-Daiichi accident, a research paper in the Journal of Energy Policy concludes.

The paper, published by Dr Ari Rabl of the Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, and Dr Veronika Rabl of the New York Institute of Technology, details the results of a study ...

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Report Highlights Problems Facing US Nuclear Energy Industry

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Federal and state governments in the US need to show “consistent support” for nuclear energy if the sector is to avoid an “impending decline” in the face of low natural gas prices and competition from markets such as China and Russia, a report says.

The report, by the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), says federal action to reverse the US nuclear industry’s impending decline is “a national security imperative”.

It says wide swings in federal and state government support ...

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UK Plans Incentives For Communities That Host Nuclear Plants

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Communities around eight potential sites for new nuclear plants in England and Wales could be in line to receive benefits worth up to 1,000 pounds (GBP) (1,523 US dollars, 1,159 euros) per megawatt over 40 years from when the stations begin operating, the government said today.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said the proposal could be worth up to GBP 128 million to the area around the proposed twin-reactors to be built by EDF Energy at Hinkley Point ...

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NRC Publishes Annual Report To Congress On Nuclear Security Inspections

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In 2012 the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) carried out 173 “baseline” security inspections at commercial nuclear power plants and 23 “force-on-force” inspections, which between them identified 153 findings, of which 146 were of very low security significance and seven were greater than very low security significance.

The NRC said in a statement that by comparison, there were 217 security inspections (193 baseline and 24 force-on-force) and 151 findings in 2011, of which 140 were of very low security significance and ...

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June Newsletter No177

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DEMONSTRATE WHY WE SHOULD TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY

This month the Commons rejected a cross-party move statutorily to require electricity generation to be decarbonised by 2030 by 13 votes. This does not mean that this target will not eventually be added to the plethora of pious energy objectives. For reasons perhaps of tidy housekeeping rather than principle, the Government just didn’t want to do it before the election.
It is no skin off the nose of the nuclear cause. Whether we have ...

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