Category: Energy

ITV News: Decommissioning Dungeness: Nuclear power station will need ‘hundreds of staff for decades’

Article by Kit Bradshaw for ITV News Meridian - published 12 July 2021 Hundreds of staff will continue to work at the South East’s only nuclear power plant ‘for decades’, according to the station’s director. That’s despite a decision not to resume electricity generation at Dungeness B, which has been undergoing maintenance since 2018. Defects found […]

KentOnline: Dungeness B nuclear power station to move into defuelling phase

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 7 June 2021 Dungeness B nuclear power station will move into the defuelling phase with immediate effect, EDF revealed today. The site on Romney Marsh has been off-line since September 2018 while a multi-million pound maintenance programme was carried out. This work was due to be completed last year but following "a range […]

Multi-million investment will protect thousands of Marsh homes

On Friday last week I joined the Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd, for the opening of the Broomhill Sands and Jury’s Gap coastal defence scheme. This completes a £30million investment which will protect thousands of homes on Romney Marsh. It also follows the £60million spent by the government on building the new […]

Investment in our nuclear industry is welcome and bodes well for securing the next generation of local jobs

Last week the state visit of President Xi Jinping of China heralded a series of announcements of investments from that country into Britain, totalling over £30billion. One of the most significant of these agreements was the decision of the China General Nuclear Power Corporation to invest in the building of the new nuclear power station […]

Wind farms: the Government is giving local communities a far greater say

This week we received the excellent news that the energy company Ecotricity, has withdrawn its application for the development of six onshore wind turbines at Snave on Romney Marsh. Building six large masts in the middle of Romney Marsh would have been completely inappropriate and out of keeping with the landscape. I believe there should […]

Back to business: my immediate priorities and thoughts on the General Election

It was a great honour to be re-elected as your Member of Parliament last week, and I would like to thank everyone in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency who voted for me, for their support. As always though I will work to represent everyone in our area, regardless of their political beliefs. My first surgeries […]

Why I'm delighted that EDF energy have extended the operating life of Dungeness B nuclear power station until at least 2028

EDF energy has confirmed this week that Dungeness B nuclear power station will continue its operating life until at least 2028; an extension of 10 years to its current license. Nuclear power at Dungeness has been, and will remain, a major part of our local economy, and this is particularly good news for Romney Marsh. […]

Campaign for Dungeness Power Station

The future of nuclear energy at Dungeness received a boost last week, as EDF made a firm commitment to support the ten year life extension of the power station to 2028. This would safeguard for another decade the hundreds of jobs at Dungeness B power station, and the many others that are linked to it. […]

Keeping you warm this winter

Winter is well on the way and with the colder weather we are all more aware about the cost of heating our home. At the Folkestone business to business event earlier in the year I met local representatives from The Utility Warehouse which specialises helping its customers to find the cheapest tariffs for energy bills, […]

The future of Dungeness Power Station

This week the government announced that it had reached a deal with EDF energy to allow the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. This is excellent news for the country and I hope it will prove to be so for Dungeness in the future. The decision to go ahead […]

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