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Insulating homes and installing renewable energy are the cheapest answers to climate change. Yet powerful backers urge a UK nuclear future.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 15th July 2020
Featuring Dr Paul Dorfman, Mycle Schneider and Henry Sokolski.
Al Jazeera social media video, 14th July 2020
From environmental disaster to a nuclear arms race, experts warn of layers of risks surrounding Barakah nuclear plant. Quoting Dr Paul Dorfman.
Aljazeera, 14th July 2020
Study on impact of Covid-19 lockdowns on temperature suggests next generation may benefit
By Paul Brown
The Guardian, 13th July 2020
Our concerns are the interests of British electricity consumers and taxpayers, how well EDF has informed the British public about a project that entails huge financial risks to them, how well EDF kept the British and French governments informed and how well, in turn, the British government has monitored the project and informed the British public of its actions.
By Prof Steve Thomas and Alison Downes
The public consultation for the UK’s latest nuclear power station should be suspended until the government provides a “rigorous justification for nuclear power”, leading academics have claimed. Quoting Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnston.
New Civil Engineer, 13th July 2020
For good or ill, the issues of energy and morality are now coalescing in a high-consequence game being played out by the UK and Chinese governments.
By Prof Jeffrey Henderson and Dr Paul Dorfman
The Telegraph, 10th July 2020
Renewable energy had already been strongly promoted as a response to climate change and air pollution problems, but now they are being pushed as part of the post-Covid recovery.
By Prof David Elliott
Polity, 10th July 2020