No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • Sizewell
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:45 am

    INVESTING IN A NUCLEAR POWER plant, bulk power generation comes as standard. But in today’s power industry more is expected. The system operator needs flexibility to help manage power on the network as demand and supply changes minute by minute, or storage for longer periods when other generators cannot supply. Investors want to increase their return, and that includes making use of the heat – typically around 60% of the energy produced – that is currently dissipated. The world needs … read more »

  • Torness
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:44 am

    A STRICT Covid-19 testing regime will be in place when hundreds of contractors descend on Torness Power Station for its statutory outage. The outage – when a power station is shutdown for essential maintenance – was planned for the plant, near Dunbar, last summer but it was postponed with the agreement of the regulator to allow better arrangements and mitigations to be put in place to manage Covid-19. The £25 million project is due to get under way on Friday … read more »

  • Hinkley
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:43 am

    A SOMERSET company has won a multi-million pound contract to deliver equipment needed in the next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C (HPC). Staff from Osprey Group, which is based in Portishead, will use their expertise in both marine and heavy land transport to provide logistics and management for all equipment coming into the HPC site. Bridgwater Mercury 22nd Jan 2021 read more »

  • Wylfa
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:42 am

    A £100m plan that includes building 300 holiday homes on Anglesey isn’t the solution to fix the island’s economic woes caused by Brexit and stalled plans for the Wylfa B nuclear plan, according to language campaigners. The proposed scheme in Holyhead by Conygar Stenaline will include a marina, hotel and hundreds of holiday homes. The development received outline planning permission from the county council’s Planning Committee in 2014, and the full application will be considered by the Planning Committee in … read more »

  • Sellafield
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Staff at Sellafield Ltd shared their fears and issues with the restrictions in place, with multiple members saying they felt unsafe going into work. Another said they had been told not to wear a mask, and that face coverings “are no longer allowed” on site. A spokesman for Sellafield said this was false, adding that there are safety measures in place across all sites, with staff being advised to wear a mask at all times unless sat at their desk.… read more »

  • Electricity Supplies
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:40 am

    No matter what tariff a bill payer chooses, every house in the country pulls power from the national grid. About 37 per cent of that comes from renewables, with gas, coal and nuclear making up the rest. Energy companies can ‘green’ their supply matching the amount of power their customers use with power they buy from wind and solar sites they either own or have struck deals with. That is the approach Good Energy takes. It has been leading the … read more »

  • Nuclear Convoys
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:39 am

    As many as 22 nuclear warheads were transported from England to Scotland in eight road convoys during 2020 despite coronavirus restrictions, according to a new report by campaigners. Another bomb convoy arrived at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport in Argyll on 15 January and set off south to the nuclear weapons factory at Burghfield in Berkshire on 20 January during a ban on non-essential travel. Nukewatch, which monitors the convoys, accused the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) of … read more »

  • Nuclear Weapons
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:38 am

    GLASGOW schoolchildren are celebrating the UN’s ban on nuclear bombs with a homemade banner in the West End. Glasgow campaigners, including school pupils and families, have joined to create a banner which will hang on railings in Kelvin Way. Glasgow Evening Times 22nd Jan 2021 read more » Today, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) comes into force. The Treaty has been signed and ratified by 51 countries, meaning that from this month, countries that have signed will … read more »

  • Ireland – Offshore wind & Hydrogen
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Island communities off the west coast are to join forces with a view to generating offshore wind energy tied into hydrogen fuel production through a new network of local energy co-ops. Five island communities, on Valentia, Achill, Arranmore, Aran and Rathlin, have come together to co-ordinate efforts on deploying floating wind turbines combined with green hydrogen production. They have recruited an expert team to help bring the project to fruition. The west coast is especially suited to developing these technologies … read more »

  • Denmark
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:36 am

    DENMARK’S largest seawater heat pump is supplied from Switzerland. DIN Forsyning has reached an important milestone in the transition from carbon-based district heating to a climate and environmental green district heating. Contracts have now been entered into with the large production units, which will initially replace Ørsted’s coal power plant when it is closed down on 1 April 2023. We have a strategy to have a 100% fossil-free value chain by 2030. With the two signed contracts for the seawater … read more »

  • North Korea
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:35 am

    The top US intelligence officer for North Korea has warned the country sees diplomacy only as a means to advance its nuclear weapons development, even as the new Biden administration says it will look for ways to bring Pyongyang back to talks. Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday the new administration planned a full review of the US approach to North Korea to look at ways to increase pressure on it to return to … read more »

  • Bulgaria
    by pete on 23 January, 2021 at 9:34 am

    The Bulgarian Council of Ministers, at a meeting on 20 January, approved plans presented by the Minister of Energy to construct a seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant using Russian-supplied equipment purchased for the Belene project. The minister noted discussions have been held with Westinghouse of the USA to construct the unit. World Nuclear News 22nd Jan 2021 read more »

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