Scottish and Southern Energy and Spain’s Iberdrola plan to work together to build nuclear power plants in Britain, the companies said on Tuesday. The joint venture’s initial aim is to secure sites suitable for nuclear power stations and it may consider adding partners later, they said.
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Yesterday was the deadline to apply to the NDA to be involved in developing on three sites to be made available in England in coming months. In addition, one of the conditions of its takeover of British Energy is for EDF to make sites available for rivals to develop.
Scotsman 21st Jan 2009 more >>
The UK subsidiaries of two German utilities are joining forces with the aim of constructing at least 6GW of nuclear power capacity in the UK.
Nuclear Engineering International 20th Jan 2009 more >>
A council secretly asked nuclear energy firms for a £750,000 handout as they prepare to submit plans for a controversial new power plant in Somerset. Sedgemoor District Council has been branded “unethical” after it asked energy giants to help it cover the costs of taking a “lead role” in dealing with plans to build a new reactor at Hinkley Point. Details of a letter from one of the authority’s corporate directors, Doug Bamsey, to British Energy and EDF have been released, showing he asked the them to consider handing over money to cover the cost of investigations into a new reactor – Hinkley Point C.
Western Daily Press 20th Jan 2009 more >>
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Veterans involved in British nuclear tests in the Indian and Pacific oceans are to launch a legal bid against the government at the High Court later.
BBC 21st Jan 2009 more >>
Newcastle Journal 20th Jan 2009 more >>
Various letters: Let us hope fervently that we will never use a nuclear weapon, but that latent possibility is a vital contribution to global stability and European security. Trident is an independent deterrent: the UK Government alone holds the launch codes and would decide on its use and the US has no veto.
Times 21st Jan 2009 more >>
The abolition of nuclear devices is the ultimate medical issue and U.S. President Barack Obama needs the help of physicians around the world to do this, writes renowned author Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Medical News Today 20th Jan 2009 more >>
France’s Nuclear Safety Authority, ASN, is prepared to give conditional approval for 60-year nuclear power plant operating licenses if Electricite de France justifies that length of operation technically, senior ASN management indicated Tuesday.
Platts 20th Jan 2009 more >>
Tory Green Plan
The party launched its new energy green paper – a vision for a low-carbon Britain. The sixty-page paper only appeared a couple of hours ago but from a quick glance through it looks both ambitious and impressive. Indeed, it reads almost like a list of all the technologies and approaches that those most concerned about climate change and energy security have been advocating for some time.
Guardian 16th Jan 2009 more >>
It is reassuring for the industry that the Conservative party recognise the important contribution that nuclear makes to providing low-carbon, secure and stably priced electricity to consumers at all levels across the UK. The ambitious aims for the transport sector outlined in “The Low Carbon Economy” would further increase the contribution needed from low-carbon base-load electricity sources, making nuclear power even more crucial to the UK’s electricity generating mix.
Nuclear Industry Association 19th Jan 2009 more >>