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Nobody knows what to do with a vast uranium and plutonium stockpile built up in the UK by reprocessing spent fuel. It is now a nuclear nightmare.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 14th December 2018
Australian academics Mark Diesendorf and Ben Elliston have challenged the views of fellow Australian academics Brook and Bradshaw and Heard et al., who criticized studies that claim it will be possible to supply 100% of global power (renewable electricity or “RElec”) or even all global energy needs from renewables.
By Prof David Elliott
Physics World, 21st November 2018
In the IPCC’s low-carbon scenarios nuclear accounts for only a small fraction of energy/electricity supply whereas renewables do the heavy lifting.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 2nd November 2018
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Officially the UK nuclear industry is going ahead with building a new generation of power stations. But it can’t find anyone to pay for them. The future of the UK nuclear industry looks increasingly bleak, despite the Conservative government’s continued insistence that it wants to build up to 10 new … [Continue Reading]