Complaint to European Commission on the legality of UK nuclear policy could stall massive new build programme. Environmental groups and politicians are making a complaint to the European Commission about the UKs nuclear market policy, which could stall the building of new nuclear power plants. The complaint, organised by pressure group Energy Fair and backed by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, alleges the governments energy policy amounts to a subsidy for nuclear power, which contravenes European laws.
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A register enabling people to have their say over the planned Hinkley C power station has attracted 700 people since it was launched in November. The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), which deals with large-scale projects, is setting up the register. If people do not sign up, they will be unable to submit their views while the application is scrutinised by the IPC.
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Town councillors have expressed concerns regarding the potential impact that extra construction workers at the proposed Hinkley Point C will have on Burnham-On-Sea’s resources. EDF’s planned development of a new nuclear power station is a worry.
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West Cumbrias planned new nuclear power station has taken another step forward after the company behind it applied for an electricity generation licence. NuGeneration wants to build two reactors on land north of the existing Sellafield site. The firm a consortium involving energy giants Iberdrola and GDF Suez is currently exploring the financial viability of a plant and is expected to make a final decision on whether it will go ahead by 2015.
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Plans to transport tonnes of hazardous material through Scotland have raised fears in communities along the likely route.
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A PROJECT between Sheffield Forgemasters and a major nuclear industry supply company which was set to be helped with a share of the steelmakers £37 million Government loan has been called off. The Star understands the Brightside Lane company was in discussions with Westinghouse about a new deal to supply forgings but that no agreement was reached. Forgemasters says the Government loan, agreed in the Autumn from the Regional Growth Fund after controversy about the cancellation of a previous £80m loan promised by the last Government, is not specific to any clients. The company has not yet decided how it will be used. Chief executive Graham Honeyman said: The Regional Growth Fund project at Forgemasters is still undergoing consideration and consultation, necessary to determine specific details, timing and further planning.
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A SERIES of steps on a very long road which could end with the building of a massive nuclear dump in Cumbria began this week. On Wednesday Millom was the first of 12 towns in the county to host drop-in sessions run by the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership.
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EVERY Copeland resident should get the chance to vote on whether highly radioactive waste should be buried in the area, a meeting has heard.
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Kevin Allars, director for new-build at the Office for Nuclear Regulation, explains how the regulators aim to ensure a safe future for atomic power in the UK
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Chris Huhne’s political career received a blow on Friday after detectives gained access to documents which may help to decide whether he can be charged with a criminal offence.
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A senior director at Areva, Frances state-owned nuclear champion, has confirmed that he did hire a Swiss intelligence firm to examine its disastrous 1.8bn purchase of a uranium miner but denied that it was part of a plot against Anne Lauvergeon, the companys former chief executive.
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The view from an endoscope pushed inside one of the nuclear reactors that was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan in March 2011.
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The toughest sanctions yet imposed on Iran will be unveiled by the European Union on Monday amid warnings it could be the last chance to resolve the nuclear stand-off before military strikes are considered.
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This weeks Micro Power News available, including update of solar court battle.
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