No2NuclearPower news & information about the UK nuclear industry

  • Hinkley
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Hinkley Point C nuclear plant achieves number of major milestones in 2020 amid Covid-19 pandemic. Hinkley Point C’s delivery director, Nigel Cann, explains what 2020 was like for one of Europe’s largest construction sites. The speed of the pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to South West businesses in 2020 – and the length of the crisis has tested business resilience like never before. In this context, it is a remarkable achievement that so many of our 2020 milestones have been met … read more »

  • Sizewell
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Revised plans to move parts of the existing Sizewell B power station to facilitate the proposed new Sizewell C facility have been given the go-ahead. East Suffolk Council’s strategic planning committee in 2019 agreed to plans put forward by EDF Energy to move some of the Sizewell B elements on land needed for Sizewell C. Campaigners appealed that decision stating that Coronation Wood should not be felled to make way for those Sizewell B buildings to move onto that land, … read more »

  • New Nuclear
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Britain risks “prolonging its dependency” on fossil fuel power stations if it fails to invest further in new nuclear reactors to counter the variability of renewables according to an analysis that found wind and solar met less than a fifth of Britain’s daily electricity demand on 82 occasions last year. The report by the Centre for Policy Studies, the centre-right think-tank, highlighted the intermittency of renewable generation last year, despite a record for solar and wind generation in 2020. The … read more »

  • Brexit
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:34 am

    This could be the year of opportunity for the United Kingdom – and far beyond it – in securing real action on tackling the climate crisis: reformed trade rules could provide a climate dividend of the rancorous Brexit process of leaving the European Union. Success could earn the UK government an honoured place among the politicians visionary enough to confront probably the worst threat facing humankind. Failure would damn this generation of British leaders as a lightweight irrelevance. Climate News … read more »

  • Energy Costs
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:33 am

    The default tariff price cap is predicted to increase by £66 from April 2021 as wholesale power prices jump. According to forecasts from Cornwall Insight, this will see the typical dual fuel direct debit customer’s energy costs increase from the current level of £1,042 to £1,108 per year. Current 20th Jan 2021 read more »

  • Decommissioning
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:32 am

    The UK and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration agreement to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. The collaboration is expected to lead to new robotics and automation techniques used in Japan and the UK. World Nuclear News 20th Jan 2021 read more » Robotic technology is to be used to decommission old nuclear sites such as Sellafield in Cumbria and Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. A new £12m partnership will see the UK and … read more »

  • Aldermaston/Burghfield
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:31 am

    An investigation is underway after 1,000 rounds of live ammunition fell off the back of a van travelling at 60mph and spread over a country lane. The incident saw 9mm bullets roll from the rear of an unmarked MoD police vehicle on Monday afternoon as it was being transported from the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Burghfield, Berkshire, to a nearby site in Aldermaston. A civilian passing by alerted police by calling 999 after they noticed the bullets strewn across a … read more »

  • Nuclear Convoys
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Letter Emma Cockburn, Campaign Against Arms Trade: It is shocking that even as the country is in lockdown, we are seeing convoys transporting nuclear materials across Scotland. There is nothing essential about this travel. What this shows is the totally inappropriate priorities of the UK Government and the failed militaristic mindset at the heart of its policies. The public money being wasted on Trident would be far better spent supporting the public services we all rely on and with the … read more »

  • Climate Policy – Scotland
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:29 am

    SCOTLAND’S targets for cutting emissions are “fantastic” but the Government’s current policies mean the country is likely to fall short in achieving them, the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) has warned. The Scottish Government’s climate change plan aims for net-zero emissions by 2045, with interim targets that include a 75% reduction from 1990s emissions levels by the end of this decade. Giving evidence to Holyrood’s Rural Economy Committee about the strategy, the CCC’s chief executive Chris Stark said the 2030 … read more »

  • US
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Make no mistake, returning to the Paris climate agreement is not mere symbolism – it is an act cloaked in powerful, political significance. While re-joining the pact involves the simple signing of a letter and a 30-day wait, there could be no more profound signal of intention from this incoming administration. Coming back to Paris means the US will have once again have to follow the rules. Those rules mean that sometime this year the US will have to improve … read more »

  • Africa
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:27 am

    UK sets out renewable Africa hopes at summit. The UK has grand hopes to extend its links with Africa, particularly in the renewable space where there is clear scope for facilitating investments and supporting increased generation. Energy Voice 21st Jan 2021 read more »

  • Solar
    by pete on 21 January, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Solar power now cheapest way to add electricity in many markets – and getting cheaper. The cost of solar power has dropped 90% over the last two decades, and will likely fall another 15% to 25% in the decade to come, says Wood Mackenzie. By 2030, solar will become the cheapest source of new power in every US state, plus Canada, China, and 14 other nations. Wood Mackenzie’s latest report Total eclipse: How falling costs will secure solar’s dominance in … read more »