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Nuclear power was originally sold on a lie, writes Dave Elliott. While we were being told it would make electricity ‘too cheap to meter’, insiders knew it cost at least 50% more than conventional generation.
By Prof David Elliott
The Ecologist, 12th April 2017
It’s quite something to find myself in a country where nuclear power is even more of a basket case than it is in the UK – and that of course is the United States of America. Not yet dead, but struggling to find a reason to go on living.
By Jonathon Porritt
Jonathan Porritt's blog, 11th April 2017
This article is part of a two-part series discussing Britain’s Trident nuclear programme and the influence it may be having on the country’s energy policy.
By Dr Philip Johnstone and Prof Andy Stirling
Sustainable Security, 10th April 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, April 2017
La forge du Creusot est dans le collimateur de l’industrie nucléaire pour avoir fabriqué des pièces douteuses. Des documents prouvent qu’EDF et Areva étaient alertées dès 2005. Includes an interview with Yves Marignac and Dr Paul Dorfman.
France Inter, 31st March 2017
News that one of the world’s biggest nuclear power constructors, Westinghouse, has filed for bankruptcy in with debts of over $10 billion has put the entire sector on notice and issued a dire warning to nuclear investors everywhere, writes Jim Green. Among the likely casualties: the UK’s Moorside nuclear complex in Cumbria.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 30th March 2017
Plight of US firm, which has technology in about half world’s reactors, deals blow to building of new plants. With comments by Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Guardian, 29th March 2017
Toshiba’s US subsidiary, which has technology in about half world’s reactors, expected to file for bankruptcy protection. With comments by Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Guardian, 28th March 2017
A £6.1bn deal to clean up Britain’s redundant fleet of Magnox nuclear reactors has been pulled after the Government bungled how the work was awarded. With comments by Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Telegraph, 27th March 2017