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UK Nuclear: Forefront to Backfoot

 
20th December 2013    |     Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group

Jim Ratcliffe is a very wealthy man. This fact was evinced by his swift closure of the Grangemouth plant following strike action from UNITE back in October; the union rallied against planned changes to salaries and pensions, and by shutting the site down rather than enter into any sort of bargain he made it perfectly clear that financial security does not rank on his list of concerns.

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UK Nuclear: Forefront to Backfoot

Rolton Group

 
20th December 2013    |     Peter Rolton

Jim Ratcliffe is a very wealthy man. This fact was evinced by his swift closure of the Grangemouth plant following strike action from UNITE back in October; the union rallied against planned changes to salaries and pensions, and by shutting the site down rather than enter into any sort of bargain he made it perfectly clear that financial security does not rank on his list of concerns.

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Are We Missing the (Hinkley) Point?

Rolton Group

 
22nd October 2013    |     Peter Rolton

It’s been a tense time in the energy sector recently, with the furore over rising energy bills and accusations of profiteering taking over national headlines. Each successive announcement of price hikes has further soured consumer feeling, and eyes have turned to the government in search of some decisive response.

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Nuclear Physics... Almost

Rolton Group

 
20th September 2013    |     Peter Rolton

‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’, that’s basic physics. Apply it to the global energy situation and it’s easy to see that something’s got to give: consumption is not so much creeping up as it is hurtling skyward, and natural sources of energy are dwindling with remarkable speed.

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Britain's Nuclear Problem

Rolton Group

 
15th February 2013    |     Kate Roche

Last week saw a triple-faceted disaster unfold in the UK nuclear industry, with Cumbria’s refusal to play host to a planned underground waste storage centre, the Sellafield site facing prosecution for sending radioactive waste to landfill instead of the low level waste repository it was intended for, and, most worryingly, Centrica’s announcement that it will not proceed with its plans to build nuclear reactors in Suffolk and Somerset.

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