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Articles from ncg members. For news articles before 2014, see the news archive.
Global heating is threatening supplies of water needed in large volumes to cool reactors.
By Paul Brown
TRhe Guardian, 8th July 2019
Quoting Dr Paul Dorfman and Pete Roche.
The National, 7th July 2019
A report by scientists proposing that Scotland should consider building an array of small nuclear power reactors to help combat climate warming has been dismissed as “disingenuous”. Quoting Dr Paul Dorfman and Pete Roche.
The Ferret, 7th July 2019
Wildlife isn’t thriving in the zone around the nuclear plant.
By Dr Kate Brown
The Washington Post, 5th July 2019
Meeting a net-zero emissions global target by mid-century — as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – needs accelerated innovation.
By Prof David Elliott
Physics World, 3rd July 2019
The RSE acknowledges that large reactors are expensive, radioactive waste remains a key and unresolved problem, and that there are significant uncertainties associated with the SMR (small modular reactor) concept. However, the RSE provides other conflicting, confusing and, at times, frankly disingenuous messages about nuclear.
By Prof Steve Thomas, Prof Tom Burke and Dr Paul Dorfman
24th June 2019
Overall demand for energy is now 30% lower than vastly exaggerated officials forecasts for energy consumption during this century.
By Andrew Warren
Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine, June 2019
Written evidence submitted by the Science Policy Research Unit, quoting Dr Phil Johnston and Prof Andy Stirling.
BEIS Committee, June 2019