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9 September 2020
The 'not-for-profit' energy company set up by Nottingham's Labour council has collapsed with the loss of 250 jobs
3 April 2019
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.
13 December 2017
Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors
1 February 2017
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.
22 September 2016
Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the £18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset
20 April 2016
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.
24 February 2016
Unite members at EDF Energy working in metering services have won major concessions in a long running dispute over pay and conditions.
11 November 2015
A reader criticised the idea of using 'biomass' as part of green, socialist energy production. We publish this letter, along with a reply.
29 October 2015
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.
2 September 2015
TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).
11 March 2015
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
2 April 2014
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
8 January 2014
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
30 October 2013
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
23 October 2013
People ask what on earth is going on in the energy industry? Kate Jones of Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party investigates.
13 September 2002
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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