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In recent months, as the large Hinkley Point nuclear project has hit a succession of problems (see the recent blog by Phil) there has been increasing attention to the prospects of small nuclear reactors, most often small modular reactors (SMRs). These are seen as either a complement to or, increasingly, … [Continue Reading]
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What will become of UK energy policy now that the Conservative Party holds all the levers?
By Prof Peter A Strachan and Prof Alex Russell
The Conversation, 23rd June 2015
Nuclear power has had a makeover. What was once seen as a futuristic source of limitless energy has been reframed as a response to global warming, an ideal solution for countries looking for a continuous source of low-carbon power.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
Energy Post, 2nd June 2015
An SPRU Working Paper "Comparing Nuclear Power Trajectories in Germany And the UK: From ‘Regimes’ to ‘Democracies’ in Sociotechnical Transitions and Discontinuities", June 2015.
By Dr Philip Johnstone and Prof Andy Stirling
Science Policy Research Unit, June 2015