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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
The UK faces major challenges in dealing with nuclear waste, which means an abundance of opportunity in the industry. With comments from Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Engineer, 26th April 2017
Nuclear power is often recommended to the general public by reason of two benefits: nuclear power would be a vital component of a secure energy supply for centuries to come, and it would be indispensable for climate change mitigation. The significance of the two benefits in the long run are assessed.
By Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen
Geographical Locality Studies 2016 Volume 4, Number 1
This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged?
By Prof David Elliott
Experts say construction delays and cost problems at two plants are due to lack of experience and absence of supply chains.
With comments from Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Guardian, 14th April 2017