Daily News Roundup, 2 March 2021
The director of a northern think-tank has urged the Government to set up a ‘sovereign wealth fund’ to help use the North’s “unparalleled expertise” in nuclear power to lead the world in its transition to green energy. Ahead of the Budget, Tom Lees, said the UK has had a “longstanding lack of so-called ‘patient capital’ taking higher risk, higher return bets in truly transformational schemes, businesses and technologies” despite being a global financial centre since the 1980s. Last March Chancellor … read more »
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It should be obvious now that Scotland can supply 100 per cent of ALL of its energy by renewables. Yet the Scottish Government has not pledged to do this yet. So let’s campaign for this commitment now!
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‘The Scottish Parliament should commit to a target of sourcing 100 per cent of all energy used in Scotland (not just electricity) from renewable energy by 2045 or earlier to … read more »
Future of new nuclear power in the UK
I’m writing to you in connection with the Government’s discussions on the financing of new nuclear power stations. We understand that you are meeting EDF’s CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy on 30th September. It is reported that EDF are ‘demanding clarity’ on how financing is to take place for the proposed Sizewell C plant. It is absolutely critical that the Government is not bounced into taking a hasty decision, particularly given … read more »