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Thames Water is appealing against rejection of plans for desalination plant
Inquiry opens into Thames desalination plant

A public inquiry into plans for Britain’s first desalination plant began today, after the mayor of London blocked the scheme on environmental grounds. Thames Water has proposed a £200 million plant at Beckton, in east London, to tackle the water shortage that saw a hosepipe ban introduced in the region last month – the first… Read more »

Tony Blair says nuclear power is 'back on the agenda with a vengeance'
Blair: Nuclear back on the agenda

Tony Blair has given the strongest hint yet that the government will be replacing Britain’s ageing nuclear power plants. In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) last night, the prime minister said nuclear power was “back on the agenda with a vengeance”. Mr Blair warned that Britain is becoming increasingly reliant on… Read more »