Energy and nuclear


Energy and nuclear

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 
  3. The Moorside project

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

  4. Gigawatt (GW)

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

  5. National Grid

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

  6. Nuclear & Energy policies

    Our aim is to encourage the nuclear and energy industry in the area as part of our commitment to economic growth and sustainability in Copeland. We are currently producing a suite of policies that will be supportive of Britain’s Energy Coast aspirations of West Cumbria becoming the energy coast for the UK.

  7. The Moorside project

    Request to discharge condition 9 of planning permission

  8. Biofuels

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

  9. 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.

  10. Developing renewable energy

    Renewable energy is energy that comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which replenish themselves naturally. As supplies of fossil fuels run down and are not replaced, there will be massive investments in renewable energy.

  11. The Moorside project

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

  12. Carbon footprint

    The amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere because of the electricity and fuel you use.

  13. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

    Government organisation set up in 2005 to decommission 19 nuclear power plants across the UK.

  14. The Moorside project

    We are reviewing proposals to build a new nuclear power station, called the Moorside project to the north of the current Sellafield site.

  15. The Moorside project

    This is a record of the correspondence between NuGen and Copeland Borough Council.

  16. CO2 emissions

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas that is given off when we burn oil, gas or coal to make energy.

  17. Planning Inspectorate

    A division of the UK Government’s Department of Communities and Local Government. Responsible for assessing and approving nationally significant infrastructure projects (NISPs).

  18. Supplying electricity to the National Grid

    The National Grid connects power stations and major substations and ensures that electricity generated anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

  19. The Moorside project

    Provided here is miscellaneous documents regardnig The Moorside Project.

  20. DECC

    Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK government department.

  21. Planning performance agreement (PPA)

    An agreement between a local planning authority and an applicant for a specific development proposal.

  22. Managing radioactive waste safely

    Radioactive waste is a by-product of the nuclear industry. It includes materials such as fuel, equipment and packaging that are no longer needed to create nuclear energy but still contain radioactivity.  To protect people and the environment, this waste needs to be stored somewhere safe and cool where its level of radioactivity can be monitored.

  23. The Moorside project

    Provided here is the Archive plans for The Moorside project.

  24. Decommissioning

    Taking a former nuclear site out of service, decontaminating and restoring it to a state where it can be used for something else.

  25. Renewable energy

    Energy that comes from resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.


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