No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • Hinkley Mud
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Wales’ environment minister says she understands concerns over plans to dump more mud dredged from near a Somerset nuclear power site into the sea off Cardiff Bay. There was huge controversy over the initial work, carried out in 2018. EDF Energy wants to deposit up to 780,000 tonnes of sediment dredged as part of building Hinkley Point C. Minister Lesley Griffiths said “robust” licensing laws would protect both human health and the environment. Ms Griffiths confirmed that EDF Energy has … read more »

  • Sizewell
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:18 am

    The UK Government selected Sizewell as the site of one of the country’s new generation of nuclear power plants, with the Sizewell C reactor set to come online in 2031. Although, the road to get to operating the plant has been rather embarrassing thus far, as revealed in this week’s Gossage. Smack in the middle of this summer’s Covid-19 lockdown, Electricité de France decided to apply for formal permission to build its long-promised third nuclear power station at Sizewell in … read more »

  • Nuclear Cogeneration
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:17 am

    COGENERATION of heat by new nuclear plants could help balance intermittent renewables and provide a low-carbon source of process heat for hydrogen production and domestic heating, says a report from The Royal Society. The nuclear industry currently produces huge volumes of unused heat. If this were tapped instead of wasted, process heat could be fed to industry to produce hydrogen, synthetic fuels and for desalination. Nuclear Cogeneration: civil nuclear in a low-carbon future explains that currently, around 65% of the … read more »

  • Nuclear Weapons
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:16 am

    SCOTLAND, its parliament, its government and people will soon have the indisputable backing of the global community in its opposition to the nuclear weapons on the Clyde. This will arise from the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which will fully bind all the states that join it in comprehensive prohibitions and positive obligations for nuclear disarmament. The TPNW irrefutably complements and completes existing international humanitarian law. The National 22nd Oct 2020 … read more »

  • Europe
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school strike pioneer and environmental activist, has accused MEPs of surrendering on the climate and environment by voting in favour of a watered-down reform of the EU’s common agricultural policy. The European parliament voted late on Wednesday in favour of proposals put forward by the main political groups that will continue 60% of the current direct payments to farmers with weak or non-existent green conditions attached. Guardian 21st Oct 2020 read more »

  • Japan
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Aomori Prefecture on Wednesday urged the government to reconfirm its policy of not building in the prefecture a facility for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants across the nation. The request was made during a meeting of a council for discussions on issues related to the country’s nuclear fuel cycle policy between relevant Cabinet ministers and officials of the prefecture, where a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility is under construction. It was the first meeting … read more »

  • China
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:13 am

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced completion of cold functional tests at the first reactor of the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) in Shandong province. Cold testing of the second unit at the plant has now begun. A further 18 such HTR-PM units are proposed for the same site in Shidaowan. World Nuclear News 20th Oct 2020 read more »

  • Renewables
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:12 am

    More than 30 electricity network operators around the world have joined forces in a bid to “dramatically accelerate” the transition to low cost, reliable power systems characterised by high levels of renewables, confirming a goal to collectively cut power emissions in half over the next decade. Announced yesterday, the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST) comprises national electricity system operators from right across the world, including the UK, Australia, California, Texas, Denmark, and 25 other states and nations spanning Europe, … read more »

  • Offshore Wind Jobs
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:11 am

    A deal for Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) to build structures for a £2bn offshore wind farm has collapsed according to union leaders. BiFab was to manufacture eight turbine jackets at its yards in Methil, Fife, as part of the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) project developed by EDF Renewables. However, GMB Scotland secretary Gary Smith and Unite Scotland secretary Pat Rafferty used a joint statement to criticise the outcome which they labelled a “political failure”. They said: “It looks like the Scottish … read more »

  • Solar
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:10 am

    French energy giant EDF’s renewables arm is planning to build a giant solar farm over about half of a 65ha site north west of Ipswich. A separate company – Enso Energy – is also planning to build a 49.9MW solar farm and battery storage facility on land south of Church Farm, Somersham, Ipswich, which it says could power up to 13,000 homes. Neither company’s formal plans have yet been submitted to the local authority. Ipswich Star 21st Oct 2020 read more »

  • Climate Emergency
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:09 am

    The first details of an £18.2m council-funded green energy revolution in Hull have been revealed. Six projects will be developed over the next decade aimed at meeting Hull City Council’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Capital funding to turn the schemes into reality was allocated earlier this year ahead of a formal resolution by the full council to set the 2030 target. Now cabinet councillors will be asked later this month to approve the start of commissioning work … read more »

  • Island Energy
    by pete on 22 October, 2020 at 8:08 am

    CONCERNS are mounting over the supply of electricity to the Western Isles after the area’s MP warned there “is no backup left”. The warning comes after an unexpected outage last week left around 13,000 Outer Hebridean residents without power. The National 21st Oct 2020 read more »

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