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9 September 2020

Nottingham City Council: The (mis)adventures of Robin Hood Energy

The 'not-for-profit' energy company set up by Nottingham's Labour council has collapsed with the loss of 250 jobs

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3 April 2019

40 years after Three Mile Island disaster

On the morning of 28 March 1979, pumps feeding water into the steam generator at Three Mile Island's No.2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, failed. Emergency shutdown systems appeared to have worked correctly - but they hadn't.

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13 December 2017

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors

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1 February 2017

Energy bill hikes con: nationalise them now!

Howlers are magical red letters which appear in the children's stories of Harry Potter. When the characters open these letters they get screamed at by the letter in mid-air. If any letter howls at you, "I need to be nationalised!" as you open it, it's the dreaded energy bill which arrives on the doormat at the end of a cold, cruel winter.

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22 September 2016

Hinkley Point C: wasteful, dangerous and polluting

Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the 18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset

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20 April 2016

Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 years on

On 26 April 1986, an explosion destroyed the nuclear power station in Chernobyl. This explosion, the worst 'nuclear incident' in history, set back confidence in 'clean' nuclear energy for a generation.

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24 February 2016

Victory for striking EDF energy workers

Unite members at EDF Energy working in metering services have won major concessions in a long running dispute over pay and conditions.

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11 November 2015

Can biomass energy be part of a socialist plan of production?

A reader criticised the idea of using 'biomass' as part of green, socialist energy production. We publish this letter, along with a reply.

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29 October 2015

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.

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2 September 2015

Nuclear Secrets: a dangerous dead end

TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).

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Former striking miners retrace their steps, 30 years to the day since they marched back to Shireoaks colliery, near Worksop. Former Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Notts miners and supporters marked the anniversary., photo J Dale

Former striking miners retrace their steps, 30 years to the day since they marched back to Shireoaks colliery, near Worksop. Former Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Notts miners and supporters marked the anniversary., photo J Dale

11 March 2015

"It wasn't easy, but I wanted to beat Thatcher"

30 years since the end of the miners' strike: Neal Davis, member of Mansfield Socialist Party, spoke to former Shirebrook (north Derbyshire) miner Ronnie Rodgers

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2 April 2014

Unplug the 'Big Six' profiteers

The massive energy price rises at the end of last year have forced 4.5 million households into fuel poverty, families deciding whether to heat their homes or to eat

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8 January 2014

Them & Us

Call charges: Families hit by electricity blackouts over the festive period had injury heaped upon misery when callers to SP Energy Networks were left on hold for over 20 minutes

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30 October 2013

Stop rip-off energy prices

I hate SSE because of a boiler not installed when promised, leaving my family, including two young children, without hot water for four weeks this summer, writes Ronnie Job

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Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

23 October 2013

Energy for the millions ...not the millionaires

People ask what on earth is going on in the energy industry? Kate Jones of Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party investigates.

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13 September 2002

Renationalise British Energy

BLAIR'S GOVERNMENT is to give Britain's largest electricity generator, the struggling nuclear power company British Energy (BE) an emergency loan of 410 million to save it from immediate collapse

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Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers.  They are fighting against

Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers. They are fighting against 'fire and rehire' - designed to worsen terms and conditions. Photo by Steve Score, Leicester Socialist Party

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