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February Newsletter No242

Notices: You can help spread information about the benefits of nuclear energy by asking for a talk. Any audience: educational, political or general interest. Email the secretary to fix an occasion.

January Newsletter No241

A time to look forward – the future for nuclear. We live in exciting times, and I mean that in a positive sense. The benefit of new nuclear is evident from the large plants now coming online in China. The future for the UK is fraught with major financial and political hurdles but the investment has to be made if the UK is to thrive.

December Newsletter No240

The future prospects for successful energy production are crystal clear, unlike other matters that face nations today. The only feasible solution is nuclear deployed on a grand scale, although there is a healthily wide choice of actual designs to choose from.

November Newsletter No239

Alan Woods described the ideas behind the 440 MWe small reactor that the consortium lead by Rolls Royce has proposed to the UK Government. Unlike many of the other designs that are jostling for attention and support around the world, including the UK, it is based on standard PWR (Pressurised Water Reactor) technology with standard fuel.

October Newsletter No238

The drought this summer has kept the issue of global warming and carbon emissions in the public eye.

August Newsletter No237

Though unseen by most people these are responsible for a significant fraction of the world’s emissions of CO2, oxides of nitrogen and sulphur.

July Newsletter No236

China General Nuclear Power Group and EDF Group have today announced that unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid, becoming the world’s first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation.

June Newsletter No235

Rehabilitating Nuclear Power. Energy needs to be affordable, secure and reliable.

May Newsletter No234

Let us give thanks that the “Blast from the West” is slowly evicting the “Beast from the East” from these shores. George Inglis CBE – a short obituary.

April Newsletter No233

Sir William McAlpine, Bt - a short obituary. Small modular reactors by Neville Chamberlain.

NIA UK | NIA comments on government response to BEIS Committee report on civil nuclear

The NIA has welcomed the government’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee report into the impact of Brexit on the civil nuclear sector. Tom Greatrex comments.

March Newsletter No232

Decarbonizing Cities: Helsinki Metropolitan Area by Rauli Partanen.

NIA UK | Sellafield Ltd signs Technical Services Agreement with National Nuclear Laboratory

Sellafield Ltd has signed an agreement that will introduce a significant change in the way it works with its major partner, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). Both have a long and proud history of working together – and the new Technical Services Agreement (TSA) is designed to strengthen that history.

NIA UK | NAMRC seeks industry views on new nuclear research hubs

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is seeking views from manufacturers on new regional R&D hubs to provides additional support in key areas of nuclear technology. The Nuclear AMRC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has launched the consultation to gauge demand from companies working in in the nuclear industry.

February Newsletter No231

A summary of UK nuclear power reactors. To know, or not to know: the nuclear question.

NIA UK | NIA welcomes House of Lords EU Energy & Environment committee report

The NIA has welcomed the recommendations set out in the House of Lord’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee in its report: “Brexit: Energy Security”. Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said: “The UK’s civil nuclear industry welcomes the conclusions of the committee”.