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Decades of deceit have been thrown overboard with the new nuclear sales pitch which openly links nuclear power to weapons and argues that weapons programs will be jeopardised unless greater subsidies are provided for the civil nuclear industry.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 20th September 2018
L’électricien travaille aujourd’hui sur un design simplifié pour faire baisser les coûts, tout en assurant que cela ne fera pas baisser le niveau de sûreté. « C’est très problématique », s’inquiète Dr. Dorfman, pour qui « promettre un EPR moins cher veut dire promettre un EPR moins sûr ».
Le Monde, 16th September 2018
During this summer’s heatwave, nuclear reactors in five European countries had to be shut down or put on reduced power.
By Paul Brown
The Guardian, 7th September 2018
The adoption of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) in South Africa in 2010 should have been a major step forward for electricity consumers.
By Prof Steve Thomas
fin24, 7th September 2018
By Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone
Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, September 2018
Quoting Dr Paul Dorfman.
Montel, 4th September 2018
The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2018.
By Prof Andy Stirling, Dr Phil Johnstone et al
World Nuclear Industry Status Report, 4th September 2018
Yves Marignac, Radio France interview.
Radio France, 29th August 2018
The National Infrastructure Commission recently said that the government “should not agree support for more than one nuclear power station beyond Hinkley Point C before 2025”, since renewables were getting cheaper and could prove a safer investment.
By Prof David Elliot
Physics World, 8th August 2018