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    Nuclear insanity – is the EU seeing the nuclear light?

    On January 31st the Sellafield nuclear plant informed its non-essential staff to stay at home after higher than normal levels of Radon gas were detected at the plant. Sellafield is where nuclear waste is reprocessed and contains what has been described as “the most hazardous industrial building in western Europe”. January 31st is also the day the EU issued its initial assessment of the contract for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. They are examining the deal to see if it breaches State aid guidelines – the rules which prevent member states from distorting completion by unfairly supporting particular deals or industries. The initial assessment does not make easy reading for the UK Government. It is a 70 page document which challenges on a number of fronts the fundamentals of the contract.

    1 Feb 14

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    Now is not the time to be faint-hearted

    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie

    5 Nov 13

  • Blog

    Building Europe's ocean energy industry

    This year's European Ocean Energy Association annual conference - Ocean Energy 2012 - will take place in Brussels on 26th and 27th June where the focus will be on the next steps toward industrialisation of this exciting new energy sector.

    2 Mar 12

  • Blog

    European nations back ocean energy

    European member states give their backing to a position paper on ocean energy, supported by Belgium, Denmark, Norway, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

    24 Nov 11

  • Resource

    Member State Position Paper on Ocean Energy

    Member State Position Paper "Towards European industrial leadership in Ocean Energy in 2020"

    21 Nov 11

  • Resource

    The Danish wind industry 1980 - 2010 Lessons for the British marine energy industry

    This report by Aquamarine Power was published in the International Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology in July 2011.

    7 Jul 11

  • Blog

    Don't spread the Euro jam too thinly

    The European Commission has a vital role to play in supporting marine energy.

    27 Jun 11

  • News

    Aquamarine Power in European funding bid

    A collaborative project bringing together three of Europe’s leading utilities and wave energy technologies provided by Aquamarine Power and Pelamis has been selected by the UK Government for a major European funding bid.

    12 May 11

  • Blog

    Supporting Europe's ocean energy industry

    Sian George explains why it is important to attend Ocean Energy 2011, the second official annual conference of the EU-OEA.

    4 Mar 11

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