Posts Tagged UK nuclear

Some 1,000 of UKs largest renewable and nuclear industries have combined forces in an unprecedented show of solidarity to get the Government to push for a zero carbon energy target by 2030.

This landmark show of unity, coming just ahead of this month’s Energy Bill, calls for action to urgently address the impacts of climate change through planned targets and investment certainties – a significant step in a unified direction to fortify Britain’s hope for a clean energy future.

Report by The Independent today:  http://ind.pn/RAHtah

Hitachi purchase marks long march into UK’s nuclear energy Horizon

Posted by Laurence O'Hagan on October 30th, 2012

This week’s announcement by E.ON and RWE on Hitachi’s £700m purchase of UK’s Horizon Nuclear Power is an important development in Britain’s nuclear energy future: http://www.horizonnuclearpower.com/files/downloads/E_ON%20UK%20and%20RWE%20npower.pdf

Whilst the deal could prove pivotal in unblocking the stalled Horizon project, there are many challenges ahead to secure Britain’s nuclear energy future – not least of all the fact that ABWRs are yet to be granted UK safety approval.

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20137573

The Guardian:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/30/hiatchi-future-low-carbon-power?CMP=twt_fd

 

Russia throws its hat into UK nuclear ring

Posted by Laurence O'Hagan on October 9th, 2012

Russian state-owned nuclear corporation, Rosatom has declared an interest in taking a stake in UK nuclear programme. Avoiding Horizon, Rosatom is said to have declared interest in new build projects. It has a standing cooperation agreement with Areva, whose reactor design will be used at Hinkley Point

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9594476/Russia-eyes-stake-in-UK-nuclear-plants.html

Rewards for Risk: EDF demands confirmation of support for Hinkley Point

Posted by Laurence O'Hagan on October 8th, 2012

The pressure mounts on John Hayes as EDF pushes UK government for substantial subsidies to build £14bn plant:

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2215320/reports-edf-demands-confirmation-of-support-for-hinkley-point

France and China backtrack on UK’s Horizon

Posted by Laurence O'Hagan on October 2nd, 2012

Areva and China’s CGNCP walk out of Horizon – only Hitachi and Westinghouse left in the bid as UK nuclear build hangs in the balance

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/areva-horizon-idUKL6E8L2PRB20121002

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