No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • Sizewell
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Radioactive discharges from Sizewell C under the microscope. EDF Energy has applied to the Environment Agency for three environmental permits required to operate Sizewell C. The applications are part of the process for the power plant and follow the company’s Development Consent Order application to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build, and its application to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for a nuclear site licence. Twelve weeks’ consultation on the environmental permits begins today, July 6, at 7am. … read more »

  • Sellafield
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Readers may remember Sellafield workers speaking out “about their experience of bullying and sexism at the Sellafield plant after whistleblower Alison McDermott launched a crowdfunding page to pay for legal fees for her whistleblowing and victimisation case lodged to the Employment Tribunal against Sellafield Ltd. Alison told the local News and Star that “her contract at the nuclear plant was abruptly terminated after she raised concerns about “deep-rooted toxic working culture with numerous reports of bullying, harassment and discrimination.” Many … read more »

  • Nuclear Recovery
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Boris should make a new nuclear plant should be the keystone of our green recovery, by Zion Lights. Capx 6th July 2020 read more »

  • Green Recovery
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Jason McCartney Conservative MP for Colne Valley:Let’s insulate the nation’s leaky homes for a green coronavirus recovery. New polling conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the Conservative Environment Network shows there is strong support for a green recovery in the north of England. Six in ten northerners believe that tackling climate change as part of the recovery will create new jobs and boost the economy. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given that the low carbon economy is a real success … read more »

  • Climate Policy
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:17 am

    The Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) chair, co-chair and chief analyst believe that the UK’s transition to net-zero could be accelerated, rather than hampered, by the Covid-19 crisis. The thought leaders expressed their sentiments during a BEIS Committee inquiry session on Thursday (2 July), conducted as part of the Committee’s probe into the UK’s net-zero transition. During the session, Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani expressed concern that the UK’s 2050 net-zero target is now “unachievable” because of the impact which Covid-19 … read more »

  • Turkey
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:16 am

    The final EIA process has been initiated for Turkey’s proposed second nuclear power plant project. However, the EIA which was started to evaluate the impact of the nuclear power plant to its surroundings neither has a valid agreement nor a company to be commissioned for the construction of reactors! Dianuke.org 4th July 2020 read more »

  • Iran
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:15 am

    An accident at a nuclear complex in Iran caused significant damage and could slow the production of centrifuges used to enrich uranium, the country’s atomic energy spokesman said. The incident happened on Thursday at a warehouse under construction at the Natanz complex in central Iran, but caused no casualties or radioactive pollution, according to the Islamic republic’s nuclear body. Security officials called it an accident and said they had determined the cause, without providing any further explanation. Daily Mail 6th … read more »

  • Renewables
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Iberdrola plans €10bn-a-year clean energy push. Spanish renewables specialist bets sector will boom as EU pumps funds into crisis recovery. FT 6th July 2020 read more »

  • Offshore Wind – Scotland
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:13 am

    The recent announcement that Scotland’s seabed is being reopened for new wind farm projects for the first time in a decade makes it clear that Scotland is perfectly poised to continue leading the way in the renewable energy revolution. The launch of the new round of bidding for ‘ScotWind’ offshore wind leasing should lead to multi-billion pound investments in Scotland’s green energy sector. The ScotWind projects will significantly increase the amount of power generated from offshore renewables and it is … read more »

  • Offshore Wind
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Brexit has “got in the way” of the UK collaborating on a major North Sea wind “island” complex, according to one of the project’s main partners. Nico Van Dooran, director of new business at the Port of Rotterdam, was speaking last week at an industry webinar hosted by Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC). The Port is one of the main partners in the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH), a bid by German, Dutch and Danish firms to … read more »

  • Hydrogen
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:11 am

    The European Commission will seek to position Europe as a global leader on hydrogen with a new industry-led alliance set to be unveiled on Wednesday (8 July). Announced in March as part of the Commission’s new industrial policy, the alliance aims to bring together EU institutions, national governments and industry representatives in order to create a full hydrogen value chain in Europe. “The European Hydrogen Alliance will pool resources to bring sufficient scale and impact to industrialisation efforts, creating momentum … read more »

  • Smart Homes
    by pete on 6 July, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Smart homes ‘could help halve carbon emissions and energy bills’. Researchers say the mass adoption of solar, battery storage, intelligent controls and other smart energy technologies in the home could unlock a range of significant positive impacts. Smart homes could help deliver carbon reductions, energy bill savings, and improved system resilience across the country. That’s the conclusion reached in new research from scientists at Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association and Advance Further Energy, who say the … read more »

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