Only a third of the public supports the building of new nuclear power stations in Britain, according to a poll carried out for the Financial Times. The scepticism suggests that the government faces a significant challenge in persuading the country that fresh investment in nuclear energy is needed.
Financial Times 20th Nov 2006
George W Bush sought the help of his Chinese counterpart yesterday in aiming to rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Capping a three-day stay in Vietnam’s capital, Bush also asked for help from Moscow in the North Korea nuclear dispute and celebrated a deal allowing Russia to join the World Trade Organisation.
Herald 20th Nov 2006
The biggest diplomatic gathering in the Asia-Pacific region ended in confusion yesterday, as the leaders of 21 countries, including China, Japan, Russia and the United States, failed to agree on a statement condemning North Korea’s nuclear test.
Times 20th Nov 2006
North Korea responded with the threat of nuclear war to comments from air force professors that South Korea should consider a preemptive strike against Pyongyang.
Interactive Investor 19th Nov 2006
Nuclear Free Local Authorities
GREEN city councillors Nuala Young and Elise Benjamin will today call on Oxford City Council to oppose the renewal or replacement of Britain’s nuclear weapons. At a meeting of all city councillors today they will reiterate that the authority is a member of the Nuclear Free Local Authorities and will call on cross-party support for opposition to the controversial programme.
Didcot Herald 20th Nov 2006
Terrorist targets – including East Anglian gas and nuclear plants – could be given extra protection from attacks in a bid to guard against sabotage.
Norfolk Now 19th Nov 2006
Labour’s election manifesto will leave the door firmly open to new nuclear power stations in Scotland.
IC Scotland 19th Nov 2006
Scottish Labour’s draft manifesto, due to be published later this week, will also commit the party to an energy policy that includes nuclear generation, after previously refusing to consider it as an option.
Sunday Times Scotland 19th Nov 2006
Russia is not the all-powerful energy superpower it claims to be and will struggle to keep Europe reliably supplied with natural gas unless it takes urgent multi-billion pound action, a leading academic has claimed. In an interview with The Independent, Dr Alan Riley, an expert at the Centre for European Policy Studies, claimed that Europe could face gas supply problems as early as this winter due to years of chronic underinvestment in Russia.
Independent 20th Nov 2006