Energy and nuclear


Energy and nuclear

  1. Greenhouse gas

    A gas, such as carbon dioxide or methane, that traps the sun’s heat and contributes to global warming.

  2. MRWS video part 1

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  3. MRWS call for evidence

    Copeland Borough Council has responded to the government’s call for evidence on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process and how it was implemented; offering suggestions on how it could be improved in the future. If you wish to participate please complete and return this form.

  4. Strategic Nuclear & Energy Board

    Meeting of the Strategic and Nuclear Energy Board.

  5. Higher level radioactive waste

    A combination of spent nuclear fuels and other materials, such as fuel packaging and equipment, that have been contaminated with significant amounts of radioactivity.

  6. MRWS video part 3

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  7. GDF consultation response

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change consulted during Autumn 2013 on a proposed new process for finding a location to site a geological disposal facility for the country's higher activity radiaoctive waste.

    The Copeland Borough Council consultation response was developed following a members’ workshop where all councillors were invited to have their say on the lessons learned from the previous Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process, and the proposals outlined in the consultation document.

    The detail of this response was delegated for sign off to the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition groups and the Chief Executive, to ensure it represented an accurate reflection of the views of members from the workshop.

    The response was submitted on Wednesday 4 December 2013.

  8. What is decommissioning?
  9. Infrastructure

    All the services and structures that a society needs to run smoothly, for example roads, railways and canals, public transport, water supply and sewerage, power supply and telecommunications.

  10. MRWS video part 2

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  11. National Grid consultation response, Exec 6/12

    This report details Copeland Council's response to the first phase of National Grid's North West Coast Connections project in June 2012

  12. PPA - Planning Performance Agreement

    Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs) were formally introduced into the planning system on 6 April 2008 and are about improving the quality of planning applications and the decision making process through collaboration.

  13. Low level waste repository (LLWR)

    Facility at Drigg, near Whitehaven, which stores and monitors low-level radioactive waste.

  14. Energy and nuclear power

    We want to make sure that all energy projects maximise the benefits for people and businesses in Copeland.  Working closely with other organisations in the UK energy sector, we:

    • assess the economic, environmental and community impact for each project
    • represent your needs and concerns through lobbying groups and consultations 
    • take an active part in decisions that affect the local community
    • Keep you informed at every stage.
  15. The Moorside project

    This letter discusses the first phase of activity on the site.

  16. Development consent order (DCO)

    A consent by a Minister for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) will take the form of a ‘development consent order This will combine a grant of planning permission with a range of other separate consents, such as listed building consent.

    A development consent order can include rights to compulsorily purchase land. There are also special procedures relating to cases such as commons, National Trust land, and land protected under the Green Belt (London & Home Counties) Act 1938.

  17. Microgeneration

    Producing electricity, heat and light on a small scale from a low carbon source using, for example solar panels, ground pumps, wind turbines, watermills, renewable biofuels.

  18. The Copeland Big Switch

    Tired of high energy bills? Then join the Copeland Big Switch!

  19. The Moorside project

    Request to discharge condition 9 of planning permission

  20. Gigawatt (GW)

    A unit of electricity equal to one billion (109) watts.

  21. National Grid

    The high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain.

  22. Decommissioning - closing old nuclear sites

    When a power company decides to close its nuclear power plant permanently, they must decommission it.  They need to:

    • stop operation
    • remove hazardous waste and store it safely
    • reduce radioactivity to agreed safe levels
    • decontaminate and demolish the buildings they are not using
    • return the site to a state where it can be reused. 
  23. The Moorside project

    This planning statement has been prepared in support of the planning application submitted on behalf of NuGeneration Ltd.

  24. Biofuels

    Fuels produced from organic matter that can be replanted or replenished, for example sugar beet, and gases from sewerage and water treatment.

  25. Nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP)

    Any large-scale development such as a new harbour, a new power station power generating stations (including wind farms), and electricity transmission lines.


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