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Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest.Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule.
The UK’s waste and recycling sector has today responded to a study from Imperial College London’s Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) addressing health impacts of emissions from Energy from Waste (EfW).
Former Sellafield employee, now the leader of Warrington Borough Council, writes about the positive changes to the West Cumbrian site and the outreach of the company within the local community in the last twenty years.
Following the screening of the first episode of “War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita”, the UK’s recycling sector has emphasised its commitment to ensuring the responsible processing of waste with a focus on maximising recycling opportunities.
The UK’s waste and recycling sector has long voiced concern about encroachment of residential properties on existing waste sites, an issue brought to the fore on last night’s The One Show.
Sellafield Ltd’s Corporate Affairs manager Jamie Reed reflects on 18 years of successful dialogue between UK Government officials & representatives of the nuclear industry with Norwegian NGOs and nuclear regulator, local government and communities.
Research released today, regarding Fire and Rescue Services’ current readiness for a similar disaster to Grenfell demonstrates that the government have not grasped the current threat posed to many communities across the UK, says Karen Lee MP.
The last of 84 offshore wind turbines was commissioned today at Beatrice, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, which has been completed on time and under budget after three years of construction.
Former Energy Secretary, Lib Dem MP Sir Ed Davey writes: "The Liberal Democrats have been at the forefront on climate change – calling for a net-zero target since 2007 long before Labour or the Tories – and we intend to stay there".
The Scottish Government has announced details of proposals for a deposit return scheme, with a 20p refundable deposit levied on all glass and plastics bottles and drinks cans. Any retailer which sells drinks will be required to accept returns, either by investing in reverse vending machines or ‘over-the-counter’ manual take back. The scheme will be run by retailers and manufacturers on a not for profit basis.
Jeremy Corbyn is reportedly looking to pay less than half the market value for water firms as part of Labour's renationalisation plans.
Tom Greatrex, chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said: “The Committee on Climate Change’s report rightly highlights just how far we still need to go for the UK to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A long awaited Scottish Government report has finally confirmed industry’s concerns that Scotland faces a 1 million tonne residual waste capacity gap upon implementation of the landfill ban.
21 Apprentices from Horizon’s suspended Wylfa Newdd new nuclear project will now continue their training as part of the construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
New figures released today show the growing positive impact of Hinkley Point C on jobs, skills and people in the South-West and beyond.
The NIA welcomes news that the future of the Joint European Torus (JET) project’s funding has been secured, with a new contract signed between the UK and the European Commission.
Major energy provider SSE has ranked second overall for customer service according to consumer champions, Citizens Advice, ahead of 33 large and small providers.
Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach writes ahead of her Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Effect on the solar industry of the replacement of the feed-in tariff’.
The UK civil nuclear industry is supporting National Apprenticeship Week (Monday 4 – Friday 8 March). The nuclear industry employs around 2,000 apprentices up and down the country.
‘Investment in potential talent, training and recruitment can reap immense benefits for business and communities’, was a key theme at the Sellafield Ltd sponsored New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference in Leeds.
The response of senior Conservatives to students taking action over climate change was misguided. If they want the votes of young people, they should start listening to their concerns, writes Anushka Asthana
Calor Gas is concerned that the Committee on Climate Change is over-reaching its advisory role by attempting to dictate the technology British house builders and home owners should have to use in future new housing.
South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray writes about her Westminster Hall debate today on the UK deep sea mining industry.
The government talks a good game on climate change but the UK is on track to miss carbon reduction targets. Action needs to be ramped up across all departments, say Anna McMorrin and Darren Jones