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No reason to expect similar seismic activity in the UK

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has spoken out about the possible implications for the UK on the problems with nuclear power stations in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami there last week.
Chris Huhne said: 'We take this incident extremely seriously even though there is no reason to expect a similar scale of seismic activity in the UK. I have called on the Chief Nuclear Inspector, Dr. Mike Weightman for a thorough report on the implications of the situation in Japan and the lessons to be learned. This will be prepared in close cooperation internationally with other nuclear regulators.

'It is essential that we understand the full facts and their implications, both for existing nuclear reactors and any new programme, as safety is always our number one concern.'

Electricite de France SA and E.ON AG (EOAN) led declines among nuclear utilities on concern that explosions at two Japanese reactors may spur governments to backtrack on plans to expand atomic energy, according to Bloomberg. Renewable power and natural-gas stocks rose on prospects for increased demand.

Bloomberg said: 'EDF, the world’s largest operator of reactors, slumped as much as 4.8 percent in Paris trading, the biggest intraday decline since May. E.ON, Germany’s largest utility, had its biggest drop in six months. German solar cell producer Q-Cells SE (QCE) jumped 16 percent, turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S rose 4.8 percent in Copenhagen, and gas producer BG Group Plc (BG/) gained 2.2 percent in London.'

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14 March 2011


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Attitudinal shift towards low carbon heating as energy concerns take hold

Samsung has announced the results of a study which revealed that the UK might be nearing a tipping point on attitudes towards low carbon heating solutions such as heat pumps.

Some 78% of heating industry professionals said demand for heat pumps had increased in the last five years, with seven out of 10 professionals now seeing heat pumps as a more viable solution versus a few years ago.



Combat launches range of Elite Pro Unit Heaters

Combat Heating Solutions, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of energy efficient warm air heating and radiant systems, are delighted to introduce you to their range of Elite Pro Unit Heaters, Models EPU 30-115kW, one of the most effective ...


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