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The financial model being investigated by the UK government to help encourage nuclear newbuilds beyond EDF’s Hinkley Point C in England and Hitachi’s Wylfa Newydd in Wales is the Regulated Asset Base.
By Prof Steve Thomas
Nuclear Intelligence Weekly
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.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 4th October 2018
Some technologies win, others lose, at least in the short term. The UK tidal power industry has been taking stock after the UK government decision not to proceed with the 320 MW Swansea lagoon as it saw it as too costly.
By Prof David Elliott
Physics World, 3rd October 2018
The sixth and last in the series on Nuclear’s Wastelands.
By Prof Andrew Blowers
Town & Country Planning, September 2018
Documentary featuring Yves Marignac.
Public Sénat, 22nd September 2018
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