The website aims to provide clear and independent information and analysis of the range of nuclear new build issues, and ask questions that need to be answered, including: how will significant ‘what if’ issues — such as nuclear fuel supply and manufacture, vulnerability to attack, accident and incident, rad-waste, radiation risk, decommissioning, reactor siting, nuclear costs and liabilities — be taken into account?
Nuclear Consulting Group (ncg) comprises leading academics and experts speaking with one collective voice.
As Osborne doubles nuclear research support for small modular reactors in the UK, has he ignored the new, multiple terror risks this brings in its wake? In his Comprehensive Spending Review, chancellor George Osborne doubled research support for new, smaller nuclear reactors, as he justified slashing taxpayer support for solar … [Continue Reading]
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Paris climate change talks: Political will to tackle global warming is building, says Sir Jonathon Porritt
Former Green Party chair Sir Jonathon Porritt has traditionally been pessimistic about world leaders' efforts.
By Jonathon Porritt
The Independent, 22nd November 2015
Renewable energy ‘must stand on its own two feet’ yet subsidies for nuclear and fossil fuels continue unabated, and energy efficiency policies are axed with no thought as to what might replace them.
By Craig Bennett
The Guardian, 18th November 2015
The UK-China plan for new nuclear build in England defy the evolving reality of 21st century power networks, writes Paul Dorfman. In China itself, the nuclear dream is hitting construction problems and delays, while wind and solar blossom at ever falling cost. But the phenomenon is global. Despite some governments' nuclear obduracy, renewables are winning the race hands down.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
The Ecologist, 10th November 2015