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Dr Paul Dorfman, Founder of ncg, Chairs Utility Week Energy Summit. Speakers include Ministers and Heads of Energy Utilities.
5th July, Westminster, London
Australia’s nuclear industry has a shameful history of ‘radioactive racism’ that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s, writes Jim Green. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back!
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 1st July 2016
This article addresses the question of what role nuclear power generation has played, and can or should play in future, towards attaining the EU 2020 Strategy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.
By Dr Andrew Lawrence, Prof Benjamin Sovacool and Prof Andrew Stirling
Climate Policy, 1st July 2016
Following the vote to leave the EU, the UK’s energy and climate change policy faces major challenges, writes Paul Brown, with new nuclear power and a third London runway at Heathrow runway looking like the first casualties.
By Paul Brown
The Ecologist, 29th June 2016
Last month the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission recommended that the state government develop a business venture to store a large fraction of the world’s high- and intermediate-level nuclear power station wastes in South Australia. It proposes to do this by first building an interim above-ground store, to be followed by permanent underground repository.
By Prof Mark Diesendorf
The Conversation, 28th June 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman on Hinkley Brexit: ‘It’s probably all over bar the shouting. How can EDF invest billions when there is so much uncertainty?’
By Dr Paul Dorfman
The Independent, 28th June 2016
Britain’s nuclear power policy is failing due to high costs and problems of finance. This has implications for European countries who want to use the same financing model. The continued pursuit of a failing policy is due to poor advice from civil servants.
By Prof Steve Thomas
The nuclear industry worldwide faces an escalating battle to keep ageing reactors running as about a quarter of components and computer systems become obsolete.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 6th June 2016
Twin nuclear reactors at Taishan in China have been sealed into their concrete domes despite fears that the reactor vessels have serious metallurgical defects. No safety test data has been released by the two companies in charge, EDF and CGN, to show that the reactors will not crack in operation, releasing radioactivity.
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 3rd June 2016