Aon warns of supply risk for UK nuclear

Friday, April 18, 2008

London, 10 April: Insurer Aon Corporation has warned that the UK's plan for a nuclear power renaissance must take into account risks of interruptions to the supply of uranium fuel.

The UK government is easing planning restrictions, in a bid to encourage private companies to build a new generation of nuclear power plants to help replace the existing, aging fleet of reactors. At a speech on 26 March, UK Business Secretary John Hutton called this new push for nuclear "the most significant opportunity for our energy economy since the exploitation of North Sea oil and gas".

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EU to examine ways to ease investments in nuclear energy

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The European Commission said it will examine ways to make investments in nuclear energy easier.

At the European Nuclear Assembly conference here, energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs stressed the importance of nuclear energy for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Nuclear power revival leaves safety issues unresolved

Thursday, April 3, 2008

PARIS: As concern over global warming grows, the nuclear industry is stepping up efforts to portray itself as a viable source of clean energy. Governments are increasingly receptive, including the British government, which last year backed the construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants.

Antinuclear environmentalists say that approach is like avoiding an oncoming truck by driving off a precipice.

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Market concentration has reached critical levels in some regions — report

Monday, February 12, 2007

The concentration of market power increased to "critical" levels in a number of European regions between 1996 and 2005, according to a new study published by the German Institute for Applied Ecology.

The study considered typical measures of market concentration and said "two very different development patterns" had emerged over the period. Market concentration in the UK and Scandinavia were now "un-concentrated", but concentration remained "very high" in other regions, notably Germany.

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