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Nuclear waste plan put to publicBBC | 15 Nov 2009
People in west Cumbria are given the chance to find out more about government plans to store nuclear waste underground.
Reaction to energy proposalsYahoo! News | 09 Nov 2009
(Reuters) - The government on Monday unveiled its plans for a new energy infrastructure, including 10 possible new nuclear plants and funding for four trials of carbon capture and storage technology.
Nuclear power station sites namedYahoo! News | 09 Nov 2009
A huge expansion of nuclear power has been signalled by the Government as it named 10 sites where new power stations could be built.
Green groups attack planning reforms to fast track plantsEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 09 Nov 2009
The Government is due today (November 9) to publish six draft national policy statements designed to fast-track the building of 'clean' coal, renewable energy and nuclear power stations.
Clean energy to create more jobs than coal: studyYahoo! News | 14 Sep 2009
A strong shift toward renewable energies could create 2.7 million more jobs in power generation worldwide by 2030 than staying with dependence on fossil fuels would, a report suggested Monday.
UK to fund Ukrainian nuclear waste storeEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 01 Sep 2009
The British government has agreed to pay for a secure storage facility to house radioactive waste from across the Ukraine.
The mystery of ChernobylTelegraph | 31 Aug 2009
Sanjida O'Connell reports on the debate over the longterm effects of the nuclear catastrophe.
UK maps out low-carbon roadBBC | 15 Jul 2009
Generating one third of electricity from renewables by 2020 is central to the UK government's low carbon initiative.
Govt launches renewables drive to cut emissionsYahoo! News | 15 Jul 2009
The government announced plans Wednesday to slash emissions with a huge increase in the use of renewable energy to generate one third of the country's electricity needs by 2020.
Q&A: renewable energyThe Times | 15 Jul 2009
I thought renewable energy was free. Why is it going to cost more? Because energy companies are going to have to invest £100 billion in renewable sources, including 10,000 wind turbines, to meet the Government's target for a 34 per cent cut in the 1990 level of carbon emissions by 2020.
'Changes needed' to slash emissionsYahoo! News | 15 Jul 2009
Tackling climate change will require "comprehensive changes" in the UK's economy and society, Energy Secretary Ed Miliband said as he unveiled plans to slash emissions from power, transport, agriculture and industry.
Obama budget seeks end to Yucca nuclear waste dumpYahoo! News | 07 May 2009
The Obama administration said Thursday it wanted to officially terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage waste site and instead spend $197 million to phase out the project and "explore alternatives" for nuclear waste disposal.