Nuclear Energy – long live health and safety!

Things seem to have gone quiet on the nuclear front. So far we know that the Government is not opposed to the building of new plants, but that private industry would have to raise money for them. They are changing the planning laws to enable operators to obtain planning permission more quickly than they can now.  Continue reading

Nuclear energy, microgeneration and planning permission

On Tuesday the government published a new planning bill, which sets time tables and speeds up the planning process for large infrastructure projects such as power stations, airports, pipelines and fuel storage depots.

On Wednesday Gordon Brown indicated that a decision on nuclear power would be made in January, and at the same time he announced that the government would not “retreat” from this decision. Obviously once his mind is made up nothing will change it. Continue reading