These notes explain how to register your objection to EDF’s application to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) for consent to construct Hinkley C. Please make sure you do this before the deadline and encourage others to do the same. We need to show the strength of opposition.
Stop Hinkley 15th Jan 2012 more >>
Major nuclear projects could make the north west the best-performing UK region for the construction industry over the next eight years, says a new report. Research commissioned by CITB-ConstructionSkills, the sector skills council and industry training board for construction, showed output by 2020 could be 62 per cent higher than in 2010 as schemes such as the new nuclear plant at Heysham get under way. However, the report warned that firms need to invest to strengthen skill levels of the region’s workforce to take full advantage of the opportunities.
Manchester Evening News 16th Jan 2012 more >>
Prof. Tom Burke: blaming Bond villains for creating a bad image for nuclear power is like blaming the enduringly negative image of the Mafia on the Godfather movies and the Sopranos. And no, Im not comparing power of the atom to the power of the mob, although they do have one thing in common they charge more and more over time.
Climate Progress 15th Jan 2012 more >>
A powerful and independent panel of specialists appointed by Japans Parliament is challenging the governments account of the accident at a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and will start its own investigation into the disaster including an inquiry into how much the March earthquake may have damaged the plants reactors even before the tsunami.
New York Times 15th Jan 2012 more >>
Dealing a severe blow to nuclear energy provider EnBW, a regional finance court in the German state of Baden-Württemberg has recently ruled that there are no serious doubts as to the constitutionality of the coalition governments controversial nuclear fuel tax law (Kernbrennstoffsteuergesetz KernbrStG).
Low Tax 16th Jan 2012 more >>
Iran increases war of words with the West as it accuses Britain of triggering nuclear scientists assassinations.
Daily Mail 16th Jan 2012 more >>
BRITISH military action against Iran cannot be ruled out as the rogue state steps up its nuclear threat, Foreign Secretary William Hague warned yesterday.
Express 16th Jan 2012 more >>
Metro 15th Jan 2012 more >>
Guardian 15th Jan 2012 more >>
Iran warned Gulf Arab neighbours they would suffer consequences if they raised oil output to replace Iranian crude facing an international ban.
Reuters 16th Jan 2012 more >>
The scheme to install new energy meters in every home in the UK should be halted because of spiralling costs, a consumer campaign group has warned. Which? said the government, rather than energy companies, should install the “smart meters” to keep costs down. But Energy Minister Charles Hendry said the £11.1bn cost of introducing them to 30 million homes and firms from 2014 to 2019 would reap an £18.1bn benefit.
BBC 15th Jan 2012 more >>