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Articles from ncg members. For news articles before 2014, see the news archive.
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
An SPRU Working Paper “Comparing Nuclear Power Trajectories in Germany And the UK: From ‘Regimes’ to ‘Democracies’ in Sociotechnical Transitions and Discontinuities”, June 2015.
By Dr Philip Johnstone and Prof Andy Stirling
Science Policy Research Unit, June 2015
China accounts for almost half of the world’s new-build of nuclear reactors but recent delays, cost overruns and safety scares are challenging the country’s plans for atomic energy.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
China Dialogue, 20th May 2015
Event (open to UK PONI members only): 4 June 2015, RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
Dr Paul Dorfman will be debating the role of China in the UK nuclear energy market at the UK RUSI PONI Annual Conference.
Royal United Services Institute