ncg in the news …
The launch of The Legacy of Nuclear Power, a new book by Andrew Blowers, on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 at the Royal Asiatic Society, early evening commencing at 6.00pm, speakers include Jonathan Porritt.
By Prof Andy Blowers
Electricité de France has had to shut down 18 of its 58 nuclear reactors
By Prof Steve Thomas
The Economist, 3rd December 2016
Letter: In their Policy Forum “China-U.S. cooperation to advance nuclear power” (5 August, p. ), J. Cao et al. make the case for low-carbon energy trajectories that use “next-generation” nuclear reactors. However, they fail to address the challenges inherent in the reactors they advocate.
By Dr Philip Johnstone, Prof Benjamin Sovacool, Prof Gordon MacKerron and Prof Andy Stirling
Science, 2nd December 2016
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There are still a number of key obstacles facing EDF and HMG before the fiasco that is Hinkley Point C begins to unravel. EDF and Areva are facing significant challenges in France due to the flawed and falsified nuclear parts in at least 18 current operational French nuclear plant. EDF/Areva … [Continue Reading]