Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima

Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima
We feel very sad for the people of Japan who want to end nuclear energy whilst a potential new government and big business are desperate for it

No Fukushima at Oldbury

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!
オールド全く福島ません

Monday, 20 September 2010

E-on to withdraw investment from UK nuclear energy?

We have already heard that RWE will not build new nuclear plants in the UK unless they get subsidies from our hard pressed pockets! ---To take back to Germany to give to their investors/shareholders.

We now see (at the bottom of this article) that E-on are thinking of taking their metaphorical ball back to Germany with them because their own government in Germany has decided to impose a tax on existing nuclear power plants in return for an extension of the lives of the reactors!

These companies are the ultimate in "have your cake and keep it"----Atomkraft , Herr E-on and Herr RWE,
Certainly Nein Danke!!

You can smell the teenage pheromones exuding from them!

Energy security??...............From German and French power megaliths!!..............I dont think so!



Centrica alert over a nuclear snubBy Lisa Buckingham And Tom Mcghie


Last updated at 10:13 PM on 18th September 2010

British Gas owner Centrica will be forced to spend billions of pounds on new gas-fired power stations to keep the lights on if it does not secure consent for the Hinkley nuclear reactor by early 2012.

Delays in the planning system could also spark a dash for gas among other energy providers.

Centrica chief executive Sam Laidlaw warned that would jeopardise the security of energy supply as Britain would need to import about 75 per cent of its gas needs.

In addition, the country would almost certainly face penalties for failing to meet internationally agreed emission targets.

Laidlaw said speedy planning consent was vital if Centrica and EDF, its nuclear building partner, were not to risk being 'sent to the back of the queue' for crucial nuclear construction contracts.

An aide to Laidlaw pointed out that more than two gas-fired stations, each costing hundreds of millions of pounds, would be needed to produce the same amount of power as a nuclear station on the scale of Hinkley. EDF and Centrica plan four nuclear plants.

Laidlaw said there was also a need for the Government and industry swiftly to reach an agreement on a new minimum carbon price and to redesign the pricing of the electricity market to take account of alternative energy sources such as wind power. Consumers face an average £260-a-year rise in fuel bills.

In a further potential setback to Britain's nuclear-building programme, energy giant Eon is reconsidering all investment in the UK after the imposition of new financial burdens in its domestic German market.

A new nuclear tax will take an estimated £2 billion a year out of the business, making it more difficult to raise money and potentially threatening its ability to build nuclear stations in Britain.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1313298/Centrica-alert-nuclear-snub.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz104lK6S1G

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