Britain’s leading energy suppliers have been approached by government advisers to sound out interest in its 35.2 per cent stake in British Energy, which is valued at £2bn-plus. The government has mandated UBS to help with a potential sale process, while British Energy has appointed NM Rothschild as its adviser. Eon and RWE of Germany, Électricité de France, Iberdrola of Spain and Centrica of the UK have all been asked if they would be interested in acquiring part of the stake, people close to the situation said.
FT 15th March 2008 more >>
The development of new nuclear power plants over the next decade will help the US meet its growing demand for electricity with a reliable, carbon-free source of energy, a nuclear industry executive told the US House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
Energy Business Review Online 14th March 2008 more >>
We have heard so much about how the US wants to protect us all by stopping terrorists getting their hands on Nuclear bombs, but we are hearing today that the United States want to give Nuclear technology to the third world. The Inquirer reports “the same government which fills the world with fear of what might happen when terrorists get their paws on nuclear material has plans to make a fortune bringing the technology to unstable regions”.
Product Review 14th March 2008 more >>
The Inquirer 14th March 2008 more >>
U.S. officials held further discussions in Geneva on Friday with North Korea a day after the two countries had substantive talks on getting the secretive communist state to abandon its nuclear activities.
Reuters 14th March 2008 more >>