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Nuclear giant EDF could be heading towards bankruptcy, yet the French and UK governments are turning a blind eye to the looming financial crisis.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 2nd December 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman, Irish Times Interview: Irish Govt EPA Report: UK Nuclear Accident could Bankrupt Ireland
By Dr Paul Dorfman
The Irish Times, 1st December 2016
Three new reactors are planned for the Moorside site next to Europe’s biggest nuclear complex at Sellafield, writes Peter Roche, with a combined capacity of 3.8GW. But a new report for Radiation Free Lakeland shows that the chosen AP1000 reactor design, for all its claimed ‘advanced passive’ safety features, is not fit for purpose – and should be rejected as unsafe by UK regulators.
By Pete Roche
The Ecologist, 21st November 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman, NFLA representative to the Irish Govt Environmental Protection Agency Radiation Issues Committee, NFLA Annual Policy Seminar, Dublin: “The risks from Sellafield and the UK new nuclear vision to Ireland”
State of The Transition post-Marrakech: Unity is strength as the “irreversible” climate train rolls towards Trumpism
Donald Trump’s would be climate saboteurs might have hoped that merely the mention of their intention to quit the Paris Agreement would be enough for the climate talks to fall apart at the annual climate summit in Marrakech. Exactly the reverse happened.
By Jeremy Leggett
Jeremy Leggett's website, 21st November 2016
Professor Nick Eyre and Dr Sarah Darby co-author the Electricity chapter in UKERC published ECI Report, calling for urgent action on UK energy during this Parliament.
By Professor Nick Eyre and Dr Sarah Darby
Environmental Change Institute - University of Oxford, 17th November 2016
The long term problems of what to do with nuclear waste remain entirely unsolved, writes Andrew Blowers. Yet governments and the nuclear industry continue to peddle their untenable ‘bury and forget’ policy of deep geological disposal, which only unloads the toxic legacy of modern day nuclear power and weapons onto uncountable future generations.
By Prof Andy Blowers
The Ecologist, 16th November 2016
Social science can help explain why people disagree over controversial technologies and – most importantly – surface hidden assumptions
By Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone
The Guardian, 24th October 2016
As part of an ongoing debate over the capacity of nuclear energy to tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth’s Jim Green responds to New Matilda’s recent coverage.
By Dr Jim Green
New Matilda, 20th October 2016