UK needs a ‘Plan B’ if new nuclear plans fail

UK Ministers need to stop “crossing their fingers” and urgently develop a “Plan B” to meet climate change targets if new nuclear power stations are not built on time. In a new report published today, the Energy and Climate Change Committee said nuclear power could play an important role as a low carbon technology to […]

UK public favours nuclear over renewables

The British public favours nuclear power as the most popular choice to provide for the UK’s future energy needs. That’s according to a new poll by YouGov, commissioned by the Sunday Times, which showed nuclear energy topped the list with 26% of the votes. The news comes amidst the UK Government’s plans for a more […]

Energy Bill will provide investment certainty

Low carbon associations in the UK have welcomed the Government’s proposals for reforming the electricity market in the Energy Bill. The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and RenewableUK said the Bill provides investment certainty and give confidence to businesses. The groups are urging the Government to work together to […]

Nuclear chief: Public must know who to trust on nuclear

The chief of the UK’s nuclear trade body is backing calls for the nuclear watchdog to take on a bigger role in the public eye. MPs on the Science and Technology Committee yesterday suggested the public body could be a more trustworthy voice of authority on the risks of nuclear power than the Government. Keith […]

Nuclear chief: ‘No substance’ to EU legal allegations

The chief of the UK’s nuclear power trade body has hit back after a group launched a legal bid in the EU to halt new nuclear in the UK. The research group Energy Fair, which includes lawyers and energy policy consultants, last week sent a formal complaint about subsidies for nuclear power to the European […]

Nuclear power: still splitting opinion

ELN attends the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester