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Two recent programmes on BBC Radio 4 highlight a worrying anti-democratic bias in discussions of science and technology.
By Prof Andy Stirling
The Guardian, 14th March 2016
The main claim used to justify nuclear is that it’s the only low carbon power source that can supply ‘reliable, baseload electricity’, writes Mark Diesendorf – unlike wind and solar. But not only can renewables supply baseload power, they can do something far more valuable: supply power flexibly according to demand. Now nuclear power really is redundant.
By Dr Mark Diesendorf
The Ecologist, 10th March 2016
As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima emergency and 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Spencer Wheatley, Prof Benjamin Sovacool and Prof Didier Sornette argue that the risks of another major nuclear accident are much greater than the industry believes.
By Prof Benjamin Sovacool et al
Scientists for Global Responsibility, 7th March 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman, Interview commentary on EDF Hinkley Point, BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
BBC News, 7th March 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman interviewed on the Today programme @ 1:23:00 on Hinkley Point C.
BBC Radio 4, 7th March 2016
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, 7th March 2016
The criminal prosecution of TEPCO is another step in the process to end nuclear power in Japan.
By Shaun Burnie
The Diplomat, 4th March 2016
The Nuclear Humanities Hub is a platform for sharing opportunities and ideas with others. Convened by N.A.J. Taylor.
By NAJ Taylor
French nuclear parastatal EDF is facing problem after problem – zombie nuclear projects in the UK, Finland, China and France, a fleet of ‘beyond the grave’ reactors, a dropping share price and its drooping credit rating. But is it really as bad as all that? Jonathon Porritt has exclusive access to the leaked Agenda of its latest board meeting. And the answer is – no. It’s even worse.
By Jonathon Porritt
The Ecologist, 29th February 2016