Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability.
Guardian 7th August 2006
Iran yesterday rejected last week’s UN Security Council resolution demanding Iran suspend uranium enrichment by August 31, but stressed that Tehran was ready for international negotiations on its nuclear programme.
FT 7th August 2006
BBC 6th August 2006
The long-awaited Energy Review may have been published last month, but the policy statement was just the beginning of a long road towards finding practical solutions to the problems of climate change and energy insecurity. Alistair Darling has charg-ed officials at the Department of Trade and Industry with putting together an energy white paper before Christmas. This could be hard as several other public consultations – from the planning regime to the security of gas supplies – have to be squeezed in before then.
FT 7th August 2006
An amazing 33 places in the North have been identified as possible sites for nuclear waste storage, we can reveal. They were located in the 1980s by industry experts Nirex on behalf of the then Tory Government, and included the Farne Islands in Northumberland … one of Britain’s top seabird sanctuaries. However, the list was shelved as the topic was seen as too politically sensitive.
Newcastle Sunday Sun 6th August 2006
Dr Julian Lewis, shadow defence minister defends Trident: The argument that in today’s world, so radically altered since the Cold War, one begins to query the value overall of the “nuclear deterrent”, outside of America, overlooks the fact that – far from being “exorbitant” – the existing Trident fleet costs a tiny fraction of our defence budget.
Telegraph 7th August 2006