It’s the billion-dollar question. Will nuclear energy save the world from global warming? Nuclear power plants produce virtually zero carbon emissions throughout their lifecycle, but they are costly to build and environmentalists claim the money would be better spent on building renewable resources.
New Scientist 21st Oct 2008 more >>
More than 50 countries have alerted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that they are considering utilizing nuclear power, the head of the United Nations body said today.
eGov Monitor 21st Oct 2008 more >>
A future Tory administration would give “a level playing field” to the nuclear industry as leading power firms prepare to start building the next generation of reactors across the UK.
Lancashire Evening Post 21st Oct 2008 more >>
Andy Atkins, FoE’s new Director says: the nuclear debate is a total red herring because we can’t get emissions down fast enough relying on nuclear.
Guardian 22nd Oct 2008 more >>
French power engineering company Alstom has signed a framework agreement with French utility EDF for the renovation of 900MW and 1,300MW generators in its nuclear power plants.
Datamonitor 21st Oct 2008 more >>
EDF has made it clear that on top of its plans to sell 25 per cent of BE to British Gas parent Centrica, it is keen to form partnerships with British companies. It is good news for a number of Yorkshire companies including Leeds-based Spice, Wakefield-based Redhall and MG Bennett of Rotherham, which was bought by WS Atkins, Europe’s biggest engineering consultant, earlier this month.
Yorkshire Post 21st Oct 2008 more >>
The Duchess of Cornwall will tour the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful submarine, HMS Astute in Barrow-in-Furness.
Pendle Today 21st Oct 2008 more >>