Category: UK

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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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Committees and hot air – is there a global warming link?

Dominic Maclaine After lengthy sessions negotiators at the latest COP21 (Conference Of Parties) meeting in Paris to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reached agreement on a new Protocol text aimed at...

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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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The strategic importance of democratising energy

Iain Soutar, EPG, 8th October 2015 Speaking at the Labour Conference last week, shadow secretary Lisa Nandy sought to clarify what energy policy would look like under a Labour government. The speech appeared to...

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Energy and Corbynomics

Many column inches have been used up discussing what Jeremy Corbyn stands for, and whether he would be a disaster for the Labour Party. With respect to energy, what seems to have caught the...

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