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Three new reactors are planned for the Moorside site next to Europe’s biggest nuclear complex at Sellafield, writes Peter Roche, with a combined capacity of 3.8GW. But a new report for Radiation Free Lakeland shows that the chosen AP1000 reactor design, for all its claimed ‘advanced passive’ safety features, is not fit for purpose – and should be rejected as unsafe by UK regulators.
By Pete Roche
The Ecologist, 21st November 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman, NFLA representative to the Irish Govt Environmental Protection Agency Radiation Issues Committee, NFLA Annual Policy Seminar, Dublin: “The risks from Sellafield and the UK new nuclear vision to Ireland”
State of The Transition post-Marrakech: Unity is strength as the “irreversible” climate train rolls towards Trumpism
Donald Trump’s would be climate saboteurs might have hoped that merely the mention of their intention to quit the Paris Agreement would be enough for the climate talks to fall apart at the annual climate summit in Marrakech. Exactly the reverse happened.
By Jeremy Leggett
Jeremy Leggett's website, 21st November 2016
Professor Nick Eyre and Dr Sarah Darby co-author the Electricity chapter in UKERC published ECI Report, calling for urgent action on UK energy during this Parliament.
By Professor Nick Eyre and Dr Sarah Darby
Environmental Change Institute - University of Oxford, 17th November 2016
The long term problems of what to do with nuclear waste remain entirely unsolved, writes Andrew Blowers. Yet governments and the nuclear industry continue to peddle their untenable ‘bury and forget’ policy of deep geological disposal, which only unloads the toxic legacy of modern day nuclear power and weapons onto uncountable future generations.
By Prof Andy Blowers
The Ecologist, 16th November 2016
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