Two weeks after the collapse of a £12bn takeover by the French state-controlled nuclear giant EDF, British Energy has revealed that it is still engaged in talks.
BBC 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Takeover target British Energy, the UK’s biggest nuclear power group, yesterday said a higher than expected repair bill halved profits for the first quarter to June.
Express 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Press & Journal 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Three government bodies have chosen Goodman to bring commercial expertise to redevelop the existing Science and Innovation Campus at Harwell. Park owners, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC ) and the Health Protection Agency, had been seeking a partner since last summer to create a focal point for UK science and research on the site.
Property Week 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Investment manager is expecting the price of uranium to rise to more than $100/lb, with founder Richard Lockwood citing as the only viable major source of clean energy.
Citywire 14th Aug 2008 more >>
The exacting task of protecting Sellafield (and indeed all the sites) falls to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (formerly the UKAEA Constabulary) which has a new man in its hot seat. Richard Thompson commands an armed force guarding against the day everyone hopes will never happen. Without previous police experience, the CNC’s chief constable was recruited because of his extensive Home & Commonwealth Office experience in defence and security – Iraq included – and more lately counter- terrorist work in the UK.
Whitehaven News 14th Aug 2008 more >>
South Korea’s president urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear programmes and resume stalled inter-Korean dialogue, saying he wants to enrich the communist country through economic co-operation.
Express 15th Aug 2008 more >>
Finland’s nuclear safety authority said it plans further studies on safety in the building of the country’s fifth nuclear reactor, after a Greenpeace report raised questions over welding works.
Planet Ark 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Bloomberg 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Bouygues , the subcontractor leading engineering work at Finland’s fifth nuclear plant, said on Thursday it had never received complaints about the quality of welding works now questioned by Greenpeace. On Wednesday, the environmental group said it had found cases of misconduct in the approval of the safety-critical parts of the structure.
Money AM 14th Aug 2008 more >>
The information published by Greenpeace on Aug 13 shows that quality control has failed and severe violations have gone unaddressed for months and even years. Areva, TVO and STUK have failed to provide meaningful answers to the fundamental concerns raised by Greenpeace, who are therefore calling for immediate end to construction work and an independent inspection of the whole project.
Olkiluoto.info 14th Aug 2008 more >>
Vouchers worth up to £100 will be issued by the government to help hundreds of thousands of low income families with the costs of rising fuel bills, ministers are planning to announce.
Guardian 15th Aug 2008 more >>
Millions of families will be unable to cope with the price rises that gas companies have introduced this summer, according to a survey which makes clear that many are already struggling to pay soaring utility bills.
Telegraph 15th Aug 2008 more >>