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Nuclear power plants get go-ahead BBC, 12.07.06 PDF Print E-mail

The go-ahead has been given for a new wave of UK nuclear power stations.

Industry secretary Alistair Darling told MPs nuclear power needed to be part of the mix of energy supply for the UK over the next 40 years.
Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
NucNet: UK Energy Review Confirms Need For New N-Plants As Part Of Future Power Mix PDF Print E-mail
11 July (NucNet): The UK government said today that a new fleet of nuclear power plants would be needed as an essential part of the country’s long-term energy mix.
Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
UK Energy Review pushes for new nuclear fleet PDF Print E-mail

The British government’s Energy Review, which was published on 11 July, states that the government will support the building of a fleet of new nuclear power plants in Britain. The decision on nuclear new build, which is part of a strategy that includes a major boost for renewable energies and a drive for greater energy efficiency in the home, is aimed at helping address a projected 30% shortfall in the country’s energy needs following the impending closure of coal, gas and nuclear power plants.

For further information, read the energy review at: 

See also reactions from CBI at:

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
FORATOM welcomes UK Energy Review’s push for new nuclear fleet PDF Print E-mail

Here is a FORATOM Press Release on yesterday's historic announcement that the UK Government is to support the building of a fleet of new nuclear power plants.

Download Press Release Ckick here

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
UK Report Proposes ‘Two-Phased’ Pre-Licensing System For New Reactors - NucNet PDF Print E-mail

28 Jun (NucNet): The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says new reactor units in the country should be pre-licensed using a two-phased system designed to provide a more “transparent, rigorous and robust” regulatory approach to possible new-build. The HSE is the independent health and safety regulator for a range of energy-related industries.

The 149-page report, which also includes gas storage, carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energy, hydrogen and clean coal technology, is in the news section of the HSE’s website at:

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2006 )
Blair to rule out nuclear power plant incentives PDF Print E-mail

Financial Times, 10.06.06, By Christopher Adams, Political Correspondent
Tony Blair is to rule out financial incentives to rig the market in favour of new nuclear power plants and will make a commercial case for them when he unveils government energy strategy.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 July 2006 )
BBC: Blair backs nuclear power plans 16.05.06 PDF Print E-mail

Prime Minister Tony Blair has given his strongest signal yet that he backs the building of a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.
The prime minister told the CBI annual dinner that the issue was "back on the agenda with a vengeance".
He said Britain faced the prospect of being largely reliant on foreign gas imports for its future energy needs.
Critics claim Mr Blair had decided to opt for nuclear power even before the government energy review launched.
In the speech Mr Blair revealed he had seen a "first cut" of the government-commissioned energy review, due by the end of July.

Read the full article at:

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 June 2006 )
NucNet: Blair Paves Way For Possible New Nuclear Build In UK PDF Print E-mail
17 May (NucNet): British prime minister Tony Blair has paved the way for the possibility of new nuclear power plants in the UK by saying nuclear energy will help the country become less dependent on foreign gas imports.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 June 2006 )
Announcement of new nuclear dawn in UK PDF Print E-mail

The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, announced that a new generation of power stations will be built in the UK to help address the security of energy supply and climate change problems that beset the country. Referring to the contents of a draft version of the UK government’s much-anticipated energy review - the final review will be published in July - the British premier confirmed that energy policy in the UK will be based upon a three-pronged approach. This approach will combine “the replacement of nuclear power stations, a big push on renewables and a step-change on energy efficiency.”

To read the full speech, go to the 10 Downing Street Website:

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 May 2006 )
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