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  • One of the main ingredients in the debate about whether Britain should, or will, build a new generation of nuclear power plants has been on the costs of decommissioning of plants and the treatment and disposal of nuclear waste materials. Here, Ceri Green, Director of Nuclear Business at Mitsui Babco...

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  • In a mature petroleum province any host government will seek to ensure that it pays the lowest possible share of decommissioning costs compatible with maintaining the flow of investment into its petroleum-bearing areas. Where costs are likely to be high - as in the North Sea - this requires the gove...

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  • The Scottish Enterprise Energy Team, managed by Scottish Enterprise Grampian, has launched its third Scottish Energy Industries Review that aims to act as a guide for businesses and the public sector to identify and open up debate on a number of key issues that are likely to dominate the industry ov...

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  • The UK government recently published proposals on how operators of new nuclear power stations will have to make secure financial provision for decommissioning without recourse to the taxpayer, in line with the government’s policy that there should be no subsidy for new nuclear. New nuclear operators...

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  • In a step designed to protect the taxpayer and provide investor certainty, the UK government has set out statutory guidance for new nuclear operators to produce plans for funding the decommissioning of their power stations and managing their radioactive waste. This will enable new nuclear operators ...

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  • The estimated cost of decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has dropped from last year’s baseline, according to the Oil & Gas Authority’s latest Decommissioning cost estimate report.According to the report, progress has been made on the target of safely de...

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  • Nuclear reactor designs win interim acceptanceGeneric designs for two nuclear reactors proposed for construction in the UK have been granted interim acceptance by the nuclear safety, security and environment regulators. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (within the Health and safety Executive) and t...

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  • The UK-Norway North Sea Cooperation Working Group’s recently published study entitled Unlocking Value through Closer Relationships has called for closer cooperation between the two countries on the development of remaining oil and gas resources across the North Sea. The report outlines 14 recommenda...

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  • Announcing his first Budget as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling unveiled changes that are an extension of corporation tax loss carry back, which will help delay decommissioning and extend the productive life of the North Sea. He announced that measures will be taken to address the in...

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  • The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has raised its estimate for the total cost of cleaning up the existing civilian nuclear power plant sites in the UK to £70bn, up from £55bn in 2005. ‘This dramatic rise is cause for concern and attention should be given to the reasons around how this ...

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