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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
Update on the status of the UK nuclear power programme, International Nuclear Risk Assessment Group (INRAG) Meeting, 27.2.16, Vienna. (PowerPoint)
By Prof Steve Thomas
27th February 2016
Public Participation and Transparency in the Implementation of Energy Policies, EC JRC Enlargement & Integration Workshop, 25.2.16, Belgrade. (PowerPoint)
By Dr Paul Dorfman
25th February 2016
Nuclear giant EDF can’t afford to write off the £2 billion sunk into the Hinkley C nuclear project, write Paul Brown & Oliver Tickell. So it’s cunning plan is to turn it into a ‘nuclear zombie’ – officially going ahead, but actually stone cold dead – until EDF can find a way out of the hole it has dug itself into.
By Paul Brown & Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 20th February 2016
Hopes of a nuclear revival in Europe are fading as the continent’s biggest new reactor project is put back three years.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 19th February 2016
While acknowledging that nuclear electricity is not commercially viable in South Australia, the Royal Commission’s tentative findings give strong support to the extraordinary notion that the state should attempt to profit by storing high-level nuclear waste from countries that do have nuclear power.
By Dr Mark Diesendorf
The Conversation, 16th February 2016