Nuclear power

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‘A form of self-destruction’: Japan weighs up plan to expand nuclear power
Japan’s prime minister is pushing for as many as 17 nuclear reactors to be switched back on, more than a decade on from the meltdown at Fukushima

Justin McCurry in Onagawa

30, Nov, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Sizewell C ‘confirmed’ again – this time it might be the real deal | Nils Pratley
Buying out China’s stake was inevitable but the government still has the onerous task of finding committed investors

Nils Pratley

29, Nov, 2022 @6:47 PM

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SNP MP faces inquiry for exposing how Nadine Dorries avoided punishment for misleading MPs – UK politics as it happened
MPs vote for John Nicolson to face privileges investigation amid Commons anger over releasing Dorries-related exchange with Speaker

Andrew Sparrow

29, Nov, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Ineos in talks with Rolls-Royce on mini-nuclear power plant technology
Chemicals giant wants to produce zero-carbon electricity to power planned hydrogen systems at Grangemouth refinery

Jasper Jolly

27, Nov, 2022 @5:43 PM

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Fears for all Ukraine’s nuclear plants after emergency shutdowns
Russian attacks cut off essential power to the stations last week, forcing all four of them into high-risk mitigation procedures

Julian Borger in Kyiv

26, Nov, 2022 @6:19 PM

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California’s last nuclear power plant gets $1bn funding to extend life
Biden administration approved the conditional funding to keep Diablo Canyon facility online beyond its scheduled 2025 shutdown

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

21, Nov, 2022 @10:08 PM

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Government plans £6bn to insulate UK’s houses and gives go-ahead for Sizewell C
Jeremy Hunt says energy efficiency will help to stop Britain being at mercy of global gas prices

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Chancellor extends energy windfall tax to ‘low carbon’ generators
Jeremy Hunt proposes to raise £14bn by also raising levy to 35% and extending it by two years

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Australia may have to stop making key cancer medicine if it doesn’t build nuclear waste dump, peak body says
Ansto chief says it may not be able to keep producing nuclear medicine if it runs out of waste storage space at its Lucas Heights facility

Tory Shepherd

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Nuclear power is not the only option | Letters
Why is the government fixated on Sizewell C when geothermal and tidal energy are safe, simple and cost-effective?

13, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on Britain’s urgent need to commit to nuclear power | Observer editorial
The government denied wavering over the future of Sizewell C, but it needs to come up with an energy plan – and quickly

Observer editorial

06, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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All capital spending under review ahead of Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement
Grant Shapps hints scaling back of Northern Powerhouse Rail could be among cost-saving measures

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

04, Nov, 2022 @5:32 PM

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