UK Nuclear

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

Armless Artist 'Denied Entry To UK Because Fingerprints 'Of Poor Quality'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

An artist and anti-nuclear campaigner who was born without arms has claimed he was refused entry to the UK because he was unable to give fingerprints....

North Korea Moves Missiles From East Coast

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

North Korea has removed two medium-range missiles from a launch site on its east coast, according to a US official. It is the first indication Pyon...

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: We Have More Work to Do

Alistair Burt | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

North Korea's bellicose nuclear rhetoric has put sharply into the focus how some states are able to put world peace and security at risk and, as a result of their recent actions, this issue has moved to the top of the international agenda.

North Korea Tells British Embassy Staff To Leave

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Tensions in the Korean peninsula went up another notch on Friday as North Korea told the British Embassy in the country that the safety of its staff c...

The Korean Dictator Is Behaving Rationally

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un is behaving rationally. The 30-year-old is new leader of a gang which has taken over - nay, created - an entire country, and like any boss he wants to keep his gang in power and build its wealth and status.

Ban Ki Moon Says Kim Jong Un 'Gone Too Far'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has loaded two mid-range missiles onto mobile launchers on the east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency has reported. A senior offi...

A New Generation of Nuclear

Edward Davey | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Edward Davey

My job as energy and climate change secretary is to both power the country and protect the planet. Nuclear power delivers on both of these objectives. I'm determined to use all of my powers to make sure that Britain leads the way in sourcing the energy we need from low carbon sources.