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Australia’s nuclear energy debate reaches Peak Idiocy this week with the visit of Jessica Lovering from the U.S. Breakthrough Institute.
By Dr Jim Green
REnewEconomy, 31st May 2017
After years of pro-nuclear bombast from the Conservative Party, its 2017 manifesto hasn’t got a single word to say about nuclear power. Instead it announces a renewed focus on cutting energy costs, and a big boost for increasingly low-cost wind power.
By Oliver Tickell and Ian Fairlie
The Ecologist, 18th May 2017
Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 17th May 2017
Now that Teresa May has triggered some sort of shade of Article 50, the UK must also start a parallel negotiation to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) Treaty.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
The EMA Magazine, May 2017
Onshore wind has higher public approval than nuclear and fracking, so why are Tories expanding unpopular industries with higher carbon footprints?
By Prof Keith Barnham
The Guardian, 10th May 2017
Staggering sums of money involved in the long-term challenge of solving the world’s nuclear waste problems make it a booming business.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 8th May 2017
Britain’s impending split from Euratom indicative of complexity of Brexit, with comments from Dr Paul Dorfman.
“What was a joint European legacy now becomes a UK home-brew, with potentially dire economic consequences for the UK given the sheer expense and weight of this radiological inventory.”
The Financial Times, 4th May 2017
The monthly newsletter from No 2 Nuclear Power, keeping climate campaigners informed about nuclear developments in the UK, and anti-nuclear campaigners about climate issues.
By Pete Roche
No 2 Nuclear Power, May 2017