ROBERT Armour, company secretary at British Energy, will follow chief executive Bill Coley and step down from the nuclear energy company this summer. Armour, who is also general counsel, will leave BE in July following its 12.5 billion takeover by French energy company EDF earlier this year. He said in a statement to Scotland on Sunday that the time had come for a “new challenge” but his departure is thought to be part of a major restructuring of the East Kilbride-based firm in the wake of the EDF deal.
Scotland on Sunday 7th June 2009 more >>
Research from Inenco, the UK’s largest energy analyst, shows that power use has been consistently well below 2008 consumption over the last three months, as companies continue to lay off workers and cut production output. Although there have been indications that the UK may be moving out of recession, demand for electricity was still down by an average of 4pc over the last 28 days compared with last year.
Telegraph 7th June 2009 more >>
Low Level Waste
Radiation Free Lakeland has appealed to the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate not to grant final consent to Studsvik UK for their Lillyhall site. A letter has gone to Mike Weightman, Director and HM Chief Inspector, Nuclear Safety Directorate and HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.
Get Noticed Online 5th June 2009 more >>
Fifteen successive governments – Conservative and, to the party’s lasting shame, Labour too – have variously lied to, misled, ignored and betrayed the veterans of Britain’s nuclear tests. Now, at last, the remaining veterans plus widows, sons, daughters and grandchildren left cursed by one of the most abject chapters of post-war history can sense justice in the offing The smiles, tears of relief and the outpouring of sheer elation witnessed on the steps of the High Court on Friday said it all.
Mirror 7th June 2009 more >>
The US is considering reinstating North Korea on its list of states viewed as sponsors of terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
BBC 7th June 2009 more >>
The US is moving to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over the regime’s recent nuclear and missile tests, with Barack Obama warning that Washington would not continue a policy of capitulating in the face of provocative acts. “We are not intending to continue a policy of rewarding provocation,” the US president said on Saturday during a visit to Normandy to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
FT 8th June 2009 more >>
Hillary Clinton refused yesterday to rule out a pre-emptive Israeli military strike on Iran. It was the first time that a senior member of the Obama Administration had openly discussed such a possibility. The US Secretary Of State, speaking a few days before elections in Iran that will determine the fate of President Ahmadinejad, also warned that the country would face retaliation if it launched a nuclear attack on Israel.
Times 8th June 2009 more >>