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Claims that nuclear power is a ‘low carbon’ energy source fall apart under scrutiny. Far from coming in at six grams of CO2 per unit of electricity for Hinkley C, as the Climate Change Committee believes, the true figure is probably well above 50 grams – breaching the CCC’s recommended limit for new sources of power generation beyond 2030.
By Prof Keith Barnham
The Ecologist, 5th February 2015
As flagship nuclear projects run into long delays and huge cost overruns, solar and wind power are falling in price. Renewables already supply twice as much power as nuclear. It’s just too bad the nuclear-fixated UK government hasn’t noticed.
By Prof Dave Elliott
The Ecologist, 18th December 2014
In the wake of the publication of the Implementing Geological Disposal White Paper, Andrew Blowers looks at political and policy developments in the search for a site for the geological disposal of higher-activity nuclear waste, and argues that the White Paper leaves the way open for further procrastination.
By Prof Andy Blowers
Town & Country Planning, 15th December 2014
Westminster’s energy strategy to “keep the lights on” by relying on new nuclear build is looking increasingly like a recipe for economic ruin and political disarray.
By Prof Peter Strachan
The Conversation, 4th December 2014
E3G’s Tom Burke runs the rule over the current media hysteria over looming blackouts and reveals a tale of hyperbole and ideology.
By Prof Tom Burke
Business Green, 4th December 2014
A new report shows that the UK’s farms can easily generate as much power as the proposed Hinkley C nuclear plant. Not only would it all be renewable, but if could all be in place by 2020.
By Jonathon Porritt
The Ecologist, 26th November 2014
Doubts are growing doubts that the Hinkley C nuclear power station, the EU’s biggest construction project, will get the final go-ahead from the UK government. And that’s leaving the European nuclear industry, already in serious financial difficulties, facing a struggle for survival.
By Paul Brown
The Ecologist, 25th November 2014
Comment on ‘Updated investigations of cancer excesses in individuals born or resident in the vicinity of Sellafield and Dounreay’.
By Dr Ian Fairlie and Dr Alfred Korblein
British Journal of Cancer, 20th November 2014
The UK Government promises that the Hinkley C ‘EPR’ nuclear reactor will lower electricity bills, but this is the very reverse of the truth. Our best hope is that it will never be built.
By Prof Keith Barnham
The Ecologist, 15th October 2014