Homeowners forced to pay higher energy bills to subsidise Britain’s nuclear submarines, MPs told. Government should be more transparent about cross-dependency between civilian nuclear energy and military nuclear defence, researchers say. Experts from the University of Sussex presented evidence to the Business Select Committee suggesting around seven per cent of household bills could be going towards the nation’s nuclear defence industry. Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone cited National Audit Office statistics suggesting additional costs to consumers could be as high as tens of billions of pounds.
Independent 5th June 2019 read more »
The price of energy in the UK is inflated partly because households are subsidising nuclear submarines, academic research has suggested. A group of experts told MPs the UK government remains committed to civilian nuclear power as it helps cross-subsidise the country’s nuclear deterrent, based at HMNB Faslane on the Firth of Clyde.
Scotsman 6th June 2019 read more »
A NUCLEAR giant – based in Blackburn – has launched a hunt for up to 400 new staff. Assystem, which switched its headquarters from Preston to Innovation Park, in April, is looking for workers to be based at the new Hinkley Point C power station. Commissioning engineers are being sought nationwide by the nuclear firm, from graduate level to highly-experienced workers.
Lancashire Telegraph 6th June 2019 read more »