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Though the trans-boundary contamination and trans-generational health impacts of the nuclear fuel cycle are recognized, there is no international regulatory framework to enforce uniform safety codes and standards and resolve the conflicts between nations. As reactors are ageing and nuclear technology is becoming widespread, there are risks of more Fukushima-type ‘surprises’ in future.
By V.T. Padmanabhan, Paul Dorfman and A. Rahman
Nuclear Monitor, 27th August 2015
Perplexed by today’s sharp cuts in solar power and other attacks on renewable energy in the UK? Don’t be, writes Oliver Tickell. Really, it all makes perfect sense. You just have to understand their real purpose: to keep your energy bills high, along with power company profits. And never mind the ‘green crap’!
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 22nd July 2015
The book analyzes the political, professional and media discourse on nuclear energy in Hungary in the period 2009-2013. A complex set of links exists between a nuclear power plant and its physical, social and natural environment.
By Dr Gabor Sarlos
Lambert Academic Publishing
Renewables are the future and energy efficiency is the key so Scotland should embrace the new technology.
By Dr David Toke and Prof Peter A Strachan
The Scotsman, 9th July 2015
In its haste to get fracking, the UK Government is neglecting safe, clean alternatives that could be providing low-carbon gas and heat energy.
By Prof Keith Barnham
The Ecologist, 8th July 2015
Austria today filed its legal challenge to the UK’s €108 billion support package for the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, writes Oliver Tickell. A second such challenge at the European Court is due from green energy suppliers in Germany and Austria who fear unfair competition from subsidised nuclear power in Poland, Czech and Hungary if the Hinkley C precedent stands.
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 6th July 2015
A workshop entitled “The changing role of economics and economists in nuclear policy and politics: cross-country and cross-temporal comparisons“, to be held at IPAG Business School, 184 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, on the 6th July 2015, from 9am-6pm. Organised by Dr Marrkhu Lehtonen and Prof Ingmar Shumacher, speakers include Dr Paul Dorfman.
What will become of UK energy policy now that the Conservative Party holds all the levers?
By Prof Peter A Strachan and Prof Alex Russell
The Conversation, 23rd June 2015
Nuclear power has had a makeover. What was once seen as a futuristic source of limitless energy has been reframed as a response to global warming, an ideal solution for countries looking for a continuous source of low-carbon power.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
Energy Post, 2nd June 2015