Scotland can meet its future energy requirements without the need for nuclear power, MSPs are due to be told. Campaigner Colin Anderson is urging the Scottish Parliament to debate the nuclear issue even though energy is a reserved matter dealt with at Westminster. But Mr Anderson, from Perth, believes the country’s future energy policy is so important that Scotland must have a say in determining it.
IC Scotland 27th Sept 2006
Representatives from General Electric have revealed that the company is interested in cooperating with Russia’s Rosenergoatom in the nuclear energy sector.
Energy Business Review 27th Sept 2006
International Nuclear Solutions PLC, the AIM-listed nuclear engineering company said that pretax profit for the first half of the yaer was 192,000 stg against 1.12 mln stg in the same period the previous year.
Interactive Investor 26th Sept 2006
E.ON raised its offer for the Spanish energy group Endesa to €37bn (£25bn) last night, just hours after the European Commission ordered Madrid to dismantle a series of measures designed to block the bid from the German utility.
Independent 27th Sept 2006
Michael Meacher says: Above all, we should be leading the world in energy conservation and switching from fossil fuels to renewables, rather than reverting to nuclear power with all its risks and downsides.
Guardian 27th Sept 2006
Blair’s speech: 10 years ago I parked the issue of nuclear power. Today, I believe without it, we are going to face an energy crisis and we can’t let that happen. Global warming is the greatest long-term threat to our planet’s environment. Scarce energy resources mean rising prices and will threaten our country’s economy. In 15 years we will go from 80% self-sufficient in oil and gas to 80% imported. We need therefore the most radical overhaul of energy policy since the War. We will increase the amount of energy from renewable sources fivefold; ensure every major business in the country has a responsibility for greenhouse gas reduction; treble investment in clean technology, including clean coal; and make sure every new home is at least 40% more energy efficient. We will meet our Kyoto targets by double the amount; and we will take the necessary measures, step by step by step, to meet one of the most ambitious targets on the environment set anywhere in the world – a 60% reduction in emissions by 2050.
Guardian 27th Sept 2006