Blog posts with the tag: "Nuclear"

Monday 23 September 2013

The press coverage on what looks like DECC’s (and Ed Davey’s) attempts to attract, (“woo” in the words of the Sunday Times), Chinese firms into the UK nuclear industry highlights one of the many signs of desperation in UK energy policy.  EDF is also seeking Chinese involvement in Hinkley Point but apparently China General Nuclear…

Monday 29 April 2013

It was good to see that The Independent had a big piece on fusion power on Saturday ‘One giant leap for mankind: £13bn Iter project makes breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion, a solution to climate change and an age of clean, cheap energy’) as fusion hadn’t had much press coverage in the last…

Tuesday 19 February 2013

OFGEM (the energy regulator) is getting a lot of press today as once again it has highlighted the impending power crunch as the ‘supply margin’, the excess of available electricity supply over peak demand, continues to fall as large coal fired power plants come off-line due to the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive and older…

Tuesday 5 February 2013

So the truth is out on nuclear decommissioning. The bill for cleaning up Sellafield alone (so that excludes the actual power stations themselves) is likely to hit £70 billion and every project is late so who knows what the final bill will be. And that is only Sellafield, it does not cover the cost of decommissioning the nuclear stations…

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