Grassroots action shows new nuclear won't be a pushover

Posted by Richardg — 23 November 2012 at 5:13pm - Comments
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Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point

This morning, as the Energy Bill was making headlines, ten people were setting up a non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station. It's a sure sign that building new reactors will be an uphill struggle.

New report shows how Big Six energy utilities are spending your money

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 22 April 2012 at 5:53pm - Comments
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Across the UK millions of families and businesses are feeling the economic squeeze.

As anybody who has recently received their bill for last winter will be painfully aware, soaring costs of energy are a huge reason for this.

Shocking new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for Greenpeace, shows that most of the Big Six energy utilities haven’t been investing money from customer bills in a way that brings energy prices under control and secures a clean energy supply for the UK.

The government's nuclear dream is failing. It’s time for plan B

Posted by Richardg — 20 April 2012 at 2:32pm - Comments
Setting sun shines through nuclear protest flag with radioactive symbol
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The sun is setting on nuclear power plans for the UK

For years the government has placed its faith in nuclear power and the corporate interests that drive the nuclear industry. Its committment to the nuclear dream has warped Britain’s energy policy at the expense of both bill and tax payers.

The Cameron-Sarkozy pact can't put the wheels back on the nuclear gravy train

Posted by Richardg — 22 February 2012 at 11:44am - Comments
Nuclear Action at Construction Site of Proposed Water Reactor
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EDF wants to build nuclear reactors in the UK but is facing problems back home in France

If you took the forced bonhomie of last week’s pact between David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy on civil nuclear power at face value, you'd think that we were heading for a nuclear renaissance. But this won’t be enough to put the wheels back on the nuclear gravy train.

No easy ride for EDF's plans for new nuclear

Posted by Richardg — 25 January 2012 at 1:34pm - Comments
Greenpeace protesters at  EDF Evolutionary Power Reactor in France
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Greenpeace protesters at EDF Evolutionary Power Reactor in France

Despite the growing shift of support away from nuclear energy in Europe, EDF is stubbornly pushing forward plans to build a new nuclear reactor in the UK, without sufficient consideration for all the relevant risks.

Nuclear companies in cash crisis?

Posted by jossc — 17 June 2009 at 11:43am - Comments

A new report out today casts doubt on the ability of the nuclear industry to deliver its promised new reactors.

French companies EDF and Areva, who are at the forefront of the new worldwide reactor design and building programme, have been making serious investments in foreign markets where they hope to build new reactors, including here in the UK. As a consequence they are heavily in debt.

New nuclear sites: have your say

Posted by jossc — 1 May 2009 at 10:23am - Comments

Proposed sites of new nuclear power stations
Proposed sites of new nuclear power stations. See below for key

Do you live in the vicinity of one of these 11 locations, which are being proposed as potential sites for new nuclear power stations? Happy about it? If not, then you've got less than three weeks to read and respond to the information provided by the companies bidding to develop each site as part of the government's 'consultation' process.

Not only that, but if you take the information contained in the 'have your say' guide on the  government's website, you'll run the risk of being seriously misled over issues as fundamental as how much  nuclear actually contributes to the UK's energy mix, and how and where the spent fuel will be disposed of.

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