February 2013

2012 the ninth warmest on record

The UK Met Office has concluded that t that 2012 is very likely to be between the 4th and 14th warmest year in a record dating back to 1850. Due to a La Niña through the first part of the year, 2012 is shaping up to be cooler than the average for the past decade. Dr. Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office, said: “Although

Problems mount for UK nuclear programme

Centrica has abandoned plans for building 4 new nuclear power stations in the UK blaming rising costs and construction delays – Centrica announces decision not to participate in UK nuclear new build and launches £500 million share repurchase programme. The move is a blow to the Government’s plans to build new nuclear power stations. Centrica will forfeit its 20% option on four new nuclear plants planned by EDF in Somerset