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Social science can help explain why people disagree over controversial technologies and – most importantly – surface hidden assumptions
By Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone
The Guardian, 24th October 2016
As part of an ongoing debate over the capacity of nuclear energy to tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth’s Jim Green responds to New Matilda’s recent coverage.
By Dr Jim Green
New Matilda, 20th October 2016
Last month, the British government signed off on what might be the most controversial and least promising plan for a nuclear power station in a generation. Why did it do this? Because the project isn’t just about energy: It’s also a stealth initiative to bolster Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
By Dr Peter Wynn Kirby
New York Times, 10th October 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]