Category Archives: UK nuclear

China leads on renewables as UK emits hot air

  Article China is now the world’s leading producer of energy from renewable sources. Meanwhile the UK continues to talk and talk about renewables with yet another consultation released recently by government. The Climate Group says that, despite its coal-dependent … Continue reading

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UK nuclear policy in crisis as EDF deal stalls.

Article. The expected announcement that EDF would buy British Energy for £12b has not come, thanks to a last minute rejection on price. Investec and Prudential, who together own about 22% of the British Energy, felt that that the 765 … Continue reading

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EDF to buy British Energy as French nuclear accidents are exposed.

Update to deal   (24th Sept ’08) Article 1. Article 2. The French electricity group EDF is ready to unveil a £12bn deal for the takeover of the UK’s nuclear power generator British Energy as early as next week.British Energy … Continue reading

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UK nuclear clean up deal goes to Amec & partners.

Article A consortium including Amec, the British engineering group, Areva of France and Washington Division of the US have won a £6.75 billion contract to clean up Sellafield. The consortium is called Nuclear Management Partners (NMP). Bob Pedde, of Washington Division, part … Continue reading

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Aldermaston 50 Years On

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march by CND to protest against the nuclear weapon technology deployed there. I went along with 5,000 or 1,400 other people depending on who you believe. Depressingly nothing seems to have … Continue reading

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Brown and Sarkozy and the Arsenal Summit

  Picture: The Guardian Don’t they make a lovely couple. As part of the wider efforts to tackle climate change, Britain and France are getting together to form a dynamic Anglo-French nuclear partnershipand together they are going to take the nuclear … Continue reading

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