Category: Nuclear

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Hinkley C delay: how UK can exploit this attack of common sense in energy policy

BRIDGET WOODMAN THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE CONVERSATION   These are extraordinary times for energy policy in the UK. After years of resigned acceptance that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would...

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Nuclear power always promises jam tomorrow

DOMINIC MACLAINE   In February 2007, according to the Daily Telegraph’s recent excellent article on planned new nuclear build, EDF said that the UK would have a new nuclear plant at Hinkley ‘by Christmas...

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Too cheap to meter? – I don’t think so!

Dominic Maclaine The output of nuclear power is ‘too cheap to meter’. This is a quote often attributed to the Central Electricity Board’s Walter Marshall but it was actually the US’s Lewis Strauss of...

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Pulling wool over your eyes

Dom Maclaine, 20th October 2015 The public smacking that the United Nation (UN) gave the UK over cutting renewable subsidies does seem to be a last ditch attempt to save solar power in the...

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Rudd’s ‘magic money tree’ risks undermining investments in a low carbon economy

Bridget Woodman Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference was enlightening in many ways. Apart from anything else, it was the first time since the her appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,...

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Last Past the Post: UK nuclear, whatever the evidence

Bridget Woodman The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) has become an annual fixture. It’s an invaluable resource for people to get a global and reliable insight into what’s happening in the nuclear industry....

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UK Joins Growing List of Countries Producing more Power from Renewables than Nuclear

Antony Froggatt During 2014 electricity production from renewables grew by 20%, to provide a total of 64.4 TWh ( 19.2% of total electricity generation). For the first time renewables provided more electricity than nuclear...

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Like autumn follows summer

Some things are inevitable and always easy to predict: eg autumn always follows summer or new nuclear power always require extra money. What is astonishing this time around is that the UK Government chose...

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