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Some politicians still claim atomic energy is the answer to climate change while leaving the problem of nuclear waste to our descendants.
By Paul Brown
climate news network, 27th February 2018
As with other commodity markets, the uranium market is a curious beast at the best of times ‒ keen to spot a bargain, investors get more and more excited the further the uranium price and company stock prices fall. They’ve had plenty to get excited about in recent years.
By Dr Jim Green
ON LINE Opinion, 23rd February 2018
It’s not often that nuclear matters make me laugh out loud. But yesterday provided one such occasion, on reading of the latest announcement from EdF that a new ‘optimised reactor’ would be unveiled in 2020 at roughly half the price (£5.3bn) of the reactors currently under construction at Hinckley Point in Somerset.
By Jonathon Porritt
Jonathon Porritt's blog, 19th February 2018
Paul Dorfman, founder of ncg, said EDF’s claim that costs could come down “goes against all technological logic”. He dismissed the claim as a public relations exercise to avert a plunge in EDF’s credit rating and as an attempt to woo President Macron.
The Times, 17th February 2018
Without any official announcement having been made, French nuclear reactor operator EDF seems poised to close up to five reactors next year. What will this mean for the French energy market?
By Craig Morris
Energy Transition, 12th February 2018
Can reactors react? Is a decarbonized electricity system with a mix of fluctuating renewables and nuclear reasonable?
The paper points out that a “balanced mix” of nuclear, wind and solar will be the most expensive option – unless future nuclear reactors can ramp like current open-cycle gas turbines.
By Craig Morris
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, February 2018
With comments from Prof Tom Burke and Dr Paul Dorfman.
The Financial Times, 5th February 2018
The February issue of 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, 31st January 2018