UK Nuclear

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

Green Light for Nuclear While Renewable Energy Sector Forced to Its Knees

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

The UN's chief environment scientist Jacquie McGlade this week criticised the UK for appearing to abandon its leadership ahead of the crucial upcoming climate summit COP21 in Paris. If government policy continues in this vein, we won't need to ask the last person to leave to turn out the lights. They'll have gone out long before then. Just ask the clean energy investors who are starting to turn elsewhere.

British Nuclear Bunkers

Luke Haines | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Luke Haines

The idea of living a hermetic subterranean life has its appeal. What if an enforced existence in a bunker became a positive thing - it's a large leap of the imagination but then that is the point of art - what if a post-nuclear dystopia became a post-nuclear utopia.

Toxic Platitudes: The Importance of a More Holistic Approach to 'Peacebuilding' in South Ossetia

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is read the news. I scan as many sources as I can depending on the time I have available. Many years of doing this have convinced me that nothing is written without a reason. It is as the Russian poet Mayakovsky wrote, that even if the stars are lit, it means someone needs it.

Scrap Trident - Thinking The Unthinkable

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

In my view, those countries with a nuclear deterrent are putting themselves more at risk from today's threats. We're not spending our money wisely. We're taking the heat off those countries without nukes. They're letting us spend the cash on Trident while they focus on what matters: tackling terrorism and stopping the growth of terrorist groups.

Iran: the New Chapter

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's a deal. Or, to be strictly accurate, it's a framework deal, which means that Iran and the six major powers with whom it's been negotiating over its nuclear research programme still have a few i's to dot and t's to cross. Even so, it's definitely worth celebrating. Not so long ago, there was a distinct possibility that Israel, with or without tacit US approval, might launch air strikes against Iran, with incalculable consequences for the region.

Launching a Women's Network

Dr. Donna Connor | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Donna Connor

I'm really hopeful that as we, and others, continue to build these networks we can create coaches and mentors that will bring through the next generation of budding young scientists and engineers

What's Owen Paterson's Point?

Katie White | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Katie White

Owen Paterson over the last few days has laid bare publically the argument he's clearly been pursing privately when he was David Cameron's Environment Secretary. In his view we should scrap the UK's Climate Change Act. Apparently he believes that global warming is man-made, his "issue" is with how we deliver it and specifically onshore wind farms. I'm not sure that really is the case.

Immigration 'Facts' Versus the Real Future - Your Vote

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

When all the scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change agree that the planet is on course for a four-degree warming - caused in the main by human activity, and this warming will be 'severe, pervasive and irreversible', you would think that the European election might just be based on what the political parties would do about it.

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Japan's Homeless 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

In what appears to be a horrific abuse of some of Japan's most desperate and vulnerable people, homeless men are reportedly being recruited to clean u...

UK Nuclear - Forefront to Backfoot

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The question is: why is the price for nuclear so much higher in the UK than elsewhere? The British Calder Hill power station was the first in the world to generate electricity on a commercial scale, so we evidently weren't dragging our feet in the beginning...

Has the UK Signed Up to Build a Faulty Nuclear Power Plant?

Katie McQue | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Katie McQue

On Monday, the UK woke-up to the news that the government had struck a deal to build our first new nuclear plant in over 18 years. The 3.2GW plant, named Hinkley Point C, has been touted as a job-maker and a boost to our energy security. Worryingly, however, the design of this nuclear reactor may be flawed, potentially exposing the UK to huge financial risks, as well a gravely unsafe nuclear plant.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Vs The Orange Bookers

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 21 October 2013... 1) CLEGG VS THE ORANGE BOOKERS Has Nick Clegg, leader of the centre-right Orange B...

A Nuclear Deal For Britain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hailed a landmark deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation. The agreement with French-owned EDF ...

WATCH: Nuclear Near-Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant accidentally turned off power to the four critically damaged reactors yesterday. It has been revea...

Key 'Missing' Debate Over Future of Nuclear Energy Is Waste Storage

Behnam Taebi | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK
Behnam Taebi

Across the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged last month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radio-active water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radio-active water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investigation into forged nuclear safety certificates.

Charlotte Meredith

Just How Bad Is The Fukushima Leak? | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Conflicting reports have left many baffled, and now nuclear experts have highlighted that no one really knows the true severity of the radioactive wat...

PHOTOS: Chernobyl Reclaimed By Nature

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

In the radioactive shadow of the Chernobyl power station, nature has begun to reclaim what remains of a desolate ghost-town. It was one of the wors...

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

Scotland Will Rid the UK of the Nuclear Threat

Neil Scott | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Scott

When Scotland votes Yes in the referendum, I firmly believe this will see the end of nuclear weapons based on the British Isles. Whether or not NATO decides to house them elsewhere on the European mainland is contentious.

Tories Savage 'Naive' Lib Dem Plan To Cut Trident Fleet

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics

Britain can maintain a credible nuclear deterrent without a like-for-like replacement of its Trident submarine fleet, a review by the Liberal Democrat...

Ned Simons

Alistair Darling Savages 'Ludicrous' Plan For UK To Keep Scottish Nuke Base | Ned Simons | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

Alistair Darling has ridiculed the idea of the UK retaining control of the Faslane nuclear submarine base even if Scotland became independent as "ludi...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: All In This Together? Come Off It

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 11 July 2013... 1) ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? COME OFF IT Whether or not you agree with the guys and gir...

Iran: So Did the Sanctions Work After All?

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

This is probably not something that I should mention in polite company, but do you think the presidential election results in Iran last weekend just might have proved that international sanctions do work after all?