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The European Commission is dragging its feet in sharing reasons why it gave a green light to the Paks II nuclear plant project in Hungary and why vice-president Guenther Oettinger travelled with a lobbyist working for the Hungarian government.
With comments from Dr Paul Dorfman.
eu observer, 4th October 2017
Climate scientist James Hansen’s claims about Generation IV nuclear concepts simply don’t stack up, argues Jim Green.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 3rd October 2017
It’s unusual, but things do occasionally change in the UK! We had been quietly awaiting the governments much delayed Carbon Plan, but then came an unexpected shock, a dramatic fall in offshore wind prices emerging from the new round of the Contract for Difference (CfD) auction process.
By Prof David Elliott
Environmental Research Web, 3rd October 2017
Even countries with long-standing nuclear aims are adding wind power much faster, as Brazil, China, and India show. Those interested in the fastest way to mitigate climate change can forget nuclear.
By Craig Morris
Energy Transition, 25th September 2017
Under the guise of a civil nuclear program, Japan has become a de-facto nuclear weapons state without so far having to take that next fateful step.
By Shaun Burnie and Prof Frank Barnaby
Asia Times, 22nd September 2017
Nuclear Free Local Authorities All Ireland Forum Autumn Energy Seminar
Speakers include Dr Paul Dorfman
22nd September 2017
Letter: Your incisive editorial makes many strong points, not least highlighting the exigencies of potential security compromises and terrorism vulnerabilities of the planned new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point.
By Dr David Lowry
The Guardian, 17th September 2017
Letter: It’s great to see your editorial on wind power – with offshore wind costs plummeting, solar costs halving in the last five years, renewable evolution is ramping exponentially.
By Dr Paul Dorfman, Prof Steve Thomas and Duncan Bayliss
The Guardian, 14th September 2017
In an effort to understand how to promote more sustainable forms of energy provision, researchers have begun addressing the scale of political and governance processes, yet the effects of sub-national government remain neglected.
By Prof Peter A Strachan, Dr David Toke, et al
SAGE journals, September 2017