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Nuclear power in the United Kingdom

Index Nuclear power in the United Kingdom

Nuclear power in the United Kingdom generates around a quarter of the country's electricity as of 2016, projected to rise to a third by 2035. [1]

79 relations: Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor, Anti-nuclear movement in the United Kingdom, AP1000, Berkeley Nuclear Power Station, Bernard Ingham, Bradwell nuclear power station, British Energy, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, Central Electricity Generating Board, Chapelcross nuclear power station, Chemical industry in the United Kingdom, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Climate Change Act 2008, Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Direct Rail Services, Dounreay, Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Edge of Darkness, Energy Act 2013, Energy Fair, Energy policy of the United Kingdom, Executive agency, Franco-British Nuclear Forum, General Electric Company, George Chetwynd, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station, Heysham nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, Hunterston B nuclear power station, James Hann (businessman), Jeremy Sullivan, List of waste management acronyms, Magnox, Magnox Ltd, Malcolm Grimston, Nick Baldwin, NNB Generation Company, Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation, North West England, Nuclear decommissioning, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Nuclear Electric, Nuclear energy policy by country, Nuclear flask, Nuclear Industry Association, Nuclear Institute, Nuclear Liabilities Fund, Nuclear power in Scotland, Nuclear power in the European Union, ..., Nuclear power phase-out, Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives, NuGeneration, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Oldbury Nuclear Power Station, Outline of nuclear power, Peak uranium, Peter Hollins (businessman), Rail freight in Great Britain, Renewable energy in Scotland, Reserved and excepted matters, Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Scottish Parliament, Sellafield, Sizewell nuclear power stations, South East Derbyshire College, South West England, SQEP, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, Timothy Stone, Torness Nuclear Power Station, Trawsfynydd nuclear power station, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom enterprise law, Urmston Grammar, Winfrith, Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, 2016 in the United Kingdom. Expand index (29 more) »

Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor

The Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) is a type of nuclear reactor designed and operated in the United Kingdom.

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Anti-nuclear movement in the United Kingdom

The anti-nuclear movement in the United Kingdom consists of groups who oppose nuclear technologies such as nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

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AP1000

The AP1000 is a nuclear power plant designed and sold by Westinghouse Electric Company.

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Berkeley Nuclear Power Station

Berkeley nuclear power station is a disused Magnox power station situated on the bank of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England.

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Bernard Ingham

Sir Bernard Ingham (born 21 June 1932) is a British journalist and former civil servant, best known as Margaret Thatcher's long-serving chief press secretary while she was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.

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Bradwell nuclear power station

Bradwell nuclear power station is a partially decommissioned Magnox power station located on the Dengie peninsula at the mouth of the River Blackwater, Essex.

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British Energy

British Energy was the UK's largest electricity generation company by volume, before being taken over by Électricité de France (EDF) in 2009.

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British Nuclear Fuels Ltd

British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) was a nuclear energy and fuels company owned by the UK Government.

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Central Electricity Generating Board

The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) was the cornerstone of the British electricity industry for almost forty years, from 1957 to privatisation in the 1990s.

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Chapelcross nuclear power station

Chapelcross was a Magnox nuclear power plant located near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.

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Chemical industry in the United Kingdom

The chemical industry in the United Kingdom is one of the UK's main manufacturing industries.

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Civil Nuclear Constabulary

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) (Welsh: Heddlu Sifil Niwclear) is a special police force responsible for providing law enforcement and security at or within 5 km of any relevant nuclear site and for nuclear materials in transit within the United Kingdom.

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Climate Change Act 2008

The Climate Change Act 2008 (c 27) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement

The Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement (officially known as The Coalition: Our Programme for Government) was a policy document drawn up following the 2010 general election in the United Kingdom.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a government department, which was created by Theresa May on 14 July 2016 following her appointment as Prime Minister, created as a result of a merger between the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Direct Rail Services

Direct Rail Services (DRS) is a rail freight company in Great Britain.

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Dounreay

Dounreay (Dùnrath) (Ordnance Survey) is on the north coast of Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland and west of the town of Thurso.

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Dungeness Nuclear Power Station

Dungeness nuclear power station may refer to either one or both of a pair of nuclear power stations, only one of which is still operational, located on the Dungeness headland in the south of Kent, England.

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Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial produced by BBC Television in association with Lionheart Television International and originally broadcast in six fifty-five-minute episodes in late 1985.

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Energy Act 2013

The Energy Act 2013 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, relating to the energy sector.

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Energy Fair

Energy Fair in the United Kingdom is a group of six people leading a campaign that claims that the nuclear power industry receives unfair subsidies, consisting of.

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Energy policy of the United Kingdom

The current energy policy of the United Kingdom is set out in the Energy White Paper of May 2007 and Low Carbon Transition Plan of July 2009, building on previous work including the 2003 Energy White Paper and the Energy Review Report in 2006.

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Executive agency

An executive agency is a part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate, to carry-out some part of the executive functions of the United Kingdom government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government or Northern Ireland Executive.

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Franco-British Nuclear Forum

The first meeting of the Franco–British Nuclear Forum was held in Paris in November 2007, chaired by the Minister for Energy and the French Industry Minister.

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General Electric Company

The General Electric Company, or GEC, was a major UK-based industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.

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George Chetwynd

Sir George Roland Chetwynd, (14 May 1916 – 2 September 1982) was a British lecturer, politician and public servant.

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Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station

Hartlepool power station is a nuclear power station situated on the northern bank of the mouth of the River Tees, south of Hartlepool in County Durham, North East England.

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Heysham nuclear power station

Heysham Power Station is a nuclear power station located in Heysham, Lancashire, England, operated by EDF Energy.

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Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (HPC) is a project to construct a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Somerset, England.

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Hunterston B nuclear power station

Hunterston B Power Station is a nuclear power station in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

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James Hann (businessman)

Sir James Hann CBE FCIM FInstPet FINucE (18 January 1933 - 14 February 2004) was a British businessman and former chairman of Scottish Nuclear.

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Jeremy Sullivan

Sir Jeremy Mirth Sullivan (born 17 September 1945) became a Lord Justice of Appeal in January 2009 and was appointed Senior President of Tribunals in 2012.

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List of waste management acronyms

The following article contains a list of acronyms and initials used in the waste management industry.

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Magnox

Magnox is a type of nuclear power/production reactor that was designed to run on natural uranium with graphite as the moderator and carbon dioxide gas as the heat exchange coolant.

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Magnox Ltd

Magnox Ltd is a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC) controlled by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, its designated Parent Body Organisation (PBO).

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Malcolm Grimston

Malcolm Charles Grimston (born 1 May 1958) is a British advocate of nuclear power, and is also a scientific author, based at the Centre for Energy Policy and Technology at Imperial College London.

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Nick Baldwin

Nicholas Peter Baldwin CBE FIMechE FIET (born 17 December 1952) is a British businessman, and the Chairman of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and a former Chief Executive of Powergen (E.ON UK since July 2004).

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NNB Generation Company

Nuclear New Build Generation Company (NNB GenCo) is a subsidiary created by EDF Energy to build and then operate two new nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.

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Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation

The Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) refers to a collection of orders requiring the electricity Distribution Network Operators in England and Wales to purchase electricity from the nuclear power and renewable energy sectors.

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North West England

North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

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Nuclear decommissioning

Nuclear decommissioning is the process whereby a nuclear facility is dismantled to the point that it no longer requires measures for radiation protection.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, formed by the Energy Act 2004.

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Nuclear Electric

Nuclear Electric was a nuclear power generation company in the United Kingdom.

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Nuclear energy policy by country

National nuclear energy policy is a national policy concerning some or all aspects of nuclear energy, such as mining for nuclear fuel, extraction and processing of nuclear fuel from the ore, generating electricity by nuclear power, enriching and storing spent nuclear fuel and nuclear fuel reprocessing.

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Nuclear flask

A nuclear flask is a shipping container that is used to transport active nuclear materials between nuclear power station and spent fuel reprocessing facilities.

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Nuclear Industry Association

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) is the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the United Kingdom.

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Nuclear Institute

The Nuclear Institute is the professional body representing nuclear professionals in the UK.

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Nuclear Liabilities Fund

The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (formerly the Nuclear Generation Decommissioning Fund) is a fund of the UK Government to provide arrangements for funding certain long-term costs for the decommissioning of eight nuclear power stations formerly owned by British Energy, now EDF Energy.

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Nuclear power in Scotland

There are two nuclear power stations in Scotland, and several nuclear-powered submarines are based there.

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Nuclear power in the European Union

Nuclear power in the European Union accounted for approximately 15% of total energy consumption in 2005.

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Nuclear power phase-out

A nuclear power phase-out is the discontinuation of usage of nuclear power for energy production.

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Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives

Nucleus, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives (Niùclas: An Tasglann Niùclasach agus Gallach) is the national archive of the British civil nuclear industry and the archive for the County of Caithness.

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NuGeneration

NuGeneration (NuGen) is a company with plans to build a new nuclear power station nearby the Sellafield nuclear site in the United Kingdom.

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Office for Nuclear Regulation

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is the safety regulator for the civil nuclear industry in the United Kingdom.

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Oldbury Nuclear Power Station

Oldbury nuclear power station is a closed nuclear power station located on the south bank of the River Severn close to the village of Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire, England.

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Outline of nuclear power

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to nuclear power: Nuclear power – the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity.

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Peak uranium

Peak uranium is the point in time that the maximum global uranium production rate is reached.

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Peter Hollins (businessman)

Peter Thomas Hollins (born 22 October 1947) is a British businessman, and a former chief executive of British Energy, which ran most of Britain's nuclear power stations, and was part of the FTSE 100 Index.

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Rail freight in Great Britain

The railway network in Great Britain has been used to transport goods of various types and in varying volumes since the early 19th century.

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Renewable energy in Scotland

The production of renewable energy in Scotland is an issue that has come to the fore in technical, economic, and political terms during the opening years of the 21st century.

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Reserved and excepted matters

In the United Kingdom reserved matters and excepted matters are the areas of government policy where the UK Parliament had kept the power (jurisdiction) to make laws (legislate) in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton

Richard Thomas James Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton, GCB (born 11 October 1942) is a crossbench member of the British House of Lords.

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Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution in the United Kingdom was created under Royal Warrant in 1970 to advise the Queen, Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues.

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Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: The Scots Pairlament) is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland.

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Sellafield

Sellafield is a nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, close to the village of Seascale on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England.

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Sizewell nuclear power stations

The Sizewell nuclear power stations are two nuclear power stations located near the small fishing village of Sizewell in Suffolk, England.

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South East Derbyshire College

South East Derbyshire College (S.E.D.C) was a college located in Ilkeston, Heanor and Morley.

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South West England

South West England is one of nine official regions of England.

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SQEP

SQEP is an acronym, standing for Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person.

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Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay was a proposed tidal lagoon power plant, to be constructed in Swansea Bay off the south coast of Wales, United Kingdom.

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Timothy Stone

Timothy "Tim" Stone, CBE (born 1951) is a British businessman and senior expert adviser with interests in infrastructure, finance, nuclear power and water supply.

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Torness Nuclear Power Station

Torness nuclear power station was the last of the United Kingdom's second generation nuclear power plants to be commissioned.

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Trawsfynydd nuclear power station

Trawsfynydd nuclear power station is a former Magnox power station situated in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales.

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United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of nuclear fusion power.

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United Kingdom enterprise law

United Kingdom enterprise law concerns the ownership, regulation and potentially competition in the provision of public services, private or mutual companies in the United Kingdom.

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Urmston Grammar

Urmston Grammar (known as Urmston Grammar School until September 2010), also known as UG is a co-educational grammar school in Urmston, Greater Manchester, England.

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Winfrith

Winfrith Atomic Energy Establishment, or AEE Winfrith, was a United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority site near Winfrith Newburgh in Dorset.

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Wylfa Nuclear Power Station

Wylfa Nuclear Power Station (Atomfa'r Wylfa) is a former Magnox power station situated west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.

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2016 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 2016 in the United Kingdom.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_the_United_Kingdom

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