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Dave Toke takes a closer look at the news that George Osborne has pledged £2bn in loan guarantees for the ill-fated Hinkley C nuclear power project in England.
By Dr David Toke
The Conversation, 22nd September 2015
In January 2015, the Scottish Parliament demonstrated great political acumen, as well as its concern for the environment and for the welfare of the people of Scotland, by announcing a temporary moratorium on on-land fracking and on the extraction of coal-based methane.
By Prof Alex Russell and Prof Peter A Strachan
The National, 21st September 2015
Today’s announcement of a £2 billion government guarantee for Hinkley C confirms that Chancellor George Osborne and his Treasury cannot be trusted to run the UK’s energy policy – which is precisely what they are doing. On top of decimating the renewables industry, now they’re risking billions on a failed nuclear design owned by failing companies. It’s time to stop the madness.
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 21st September 2015
A presentation by Paul Dorfman to a European Economic & Social Committee workshop on public participation in the area of Radioactive Waste Management, Brussels, 7 September 2015. (PowerPoint)
By Dr Paul Dorfman
European Economic & Social Committee workshop
The success of the SNP and surveys carried out by DECC show that green energy is overwhelmingly popular, writes Keith Barnham. Labour’s failure to support renewables and oppose nuclear power and fracking may have cost them the last election – but now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn there’s a real chance for the party to put that right.
By Prof Keith Barnham
The Ecologist, 13th September 2015
The starkly differing nuclear policies of Germany and the UK present perhaps the clearest divergence in developed world energy strategies. A close look at what’s happening makes the contrast look very odd indeed.
By Dr Philip Johnstone and Prof Andy Stirling
The Conversation, 8th September 2015
EDF has indefinitely postponed its Hinkley C nuclear plant in Somerset, England, as a new IEA analysis shows that its power will cost UK energy users three times more than it should, writes Oliver Tickell. A similar reactor in France is running six years late and three times over budget – and may never be completed.
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 4th September 2015
Dr Paul Dorfman will be contributing to this European Economic and Social Committee workshop: ‘Setting the Scene: Radioactive Waste Management – its Perception and Acceptance’
Brussels, 7 September 2015