Work begins to remove plastic from Cumbrian river

The 2.5km of plastic was installed around 25 years ago in the River Keekle near Whitehaven to protect it from contamination from mineworks

New National Nature Reserve in Cumbria to become active carbon sink

Bolton Fell and Walton Mosses will in time capture and store carbon to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere

Pub Menu
‘I’ll have a beef burger with a side of carbon please’

A National Trust pub in Cumbria has added information about the carbon impact of food to its menu

Toshiba pulls out of UK nuclear power venture

It has decided to wind up its nuclear arm, NuGeneration, which planned to build the Moorside project

Company behind new Cumbrian nuclear plant confirms job cuts

Toshiba-owned NuGen’s 100-plus team will be reduced to less than 40

United Utilities applies for three drought permits

It has warned of a ‘severe water shortage’ due to the lack of rainfall

Cumbrian Mear Moor wind farm now under community ownership

A Cumbrian wind farm is said to be the first in the UK to be transferred to community ownership from a commercial developer. More than 400 individuals raised £2.8 million in just two weeks to refinance the Mear Moor community wind farm. Energy Prospects, High Winds and Baywind bought the renewable project, with support from […]

National College for nuclear sector launched

A new college aimed at helping young people and learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to work in the growing nuclear sector has been launched. The National College for Nuclear has hubs in Cumbria – Lakes College – and Somerset – Bridgwater & Taunton College – and facilities that include virtual and simulated […]

Sellafield firefighters’ strike back on after talks fail

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria are to stage two strikes this month in a dispute over pay grades. More than 60 GMB union members had voted for industrial action in July but it was shelved for further talks. However, the union has said the management at Sellafield “failed to keep promises” and […]

NuGen boss says Cumbrian nuclear plant will be delayed

The head of NuGen has said the development of the proposed nuclear power station in Cumbria will be delayed. The firm initially expected electricity generation to begin by 2025. However, Chief Executive Tom Samson said: “Clearly, there will be a shift in the start date from 2025 to later in the 2020s but the plant […]