UK nuclear: safety first

The British nuclear industry has an ideology of continuous improvement and putting safety first. Speaking at the Nuclear Industry Association’s New Build Conference 2011, safety was the word on HM Chief Nuclear Inspector Dr Mike Weightman’s lips: “We can never get complacent.” Speaking to delegates he stressed his concern by his findings in Japan: “Fukushima […]

£20m for marine tech

The UK government has pledged £20 million to go toward developing marine technologies. Expected to start next spring, the money will support two projects in testing prototypes in array formations- the final development stage in generating large scale electricity from marine power prior to commercial roll out. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Marine power […]