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Articles from ncg members. For news articles before 2014, see the news archive.
Discussion on delays to Hinkley Point C, with Dr Paul Dorfman (15 minutes into programme).
BBC Radio 4, 16th February 2016
The monthly newsletter from No 2 Nuclear Power, keeping climate campaigners informed about nuclear developments in the UK, and anti-nuclear campaigners about climate issues.
By Pete Roche
No 2 Nuclear Power, 8th February 2016
Despite the endless rhetoric about a ‘nuclear renaissance’, there are fewer power reactors today than there were a decade ago, writes Jim Green. The one country with a really big nuclear build program is China, but no one expects it to meet its targets. And with over 200 reactor shut-downs due by 2040, the industry will have to run very hard indeed just to stay put.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 30th January 2016
Joint event on 28 January 2016 at The Palace of Westminster, London organised by ncg and Nuclear Free Local Authorities.
The Archive of Nuclear Harm, which collects and exhibits material on life and death in the nuclear age, is looking to raise AUS$6,398 to evolve its operations from an online-only resource into a mobile theatre
By NAJ Taylor
Humanity is in a race, a kind of civil war. On the light side the believers in a sustainable future based on clean energy fight to save us from climate change. The dark side defends the continuing use of fossil fuels, often careless of the impact it has on the world.
Jeremy Leggett fought for the light side for a quarter of a century as it lost battle after battle. Then, in 2013, the tide began to turn. By 2015, it was clear the the war could be won. Leggett’s front-line chronicle tells one person’s story of those turnaround years, culminating in dramatic scenes at the Paris climate summit, and what they can mean for the world.
By Jeremy Leggett
The UK’s nuclear power programme is driven by military demands, write Andy Stirling & Phil Johnstone – but not in the way you might think. The most essential need is not for plutonium or tritium, but for a nuclear industrial sector to design, build and maintain the reactors that power nuclear submarines. Without them, the Trident missile system would have no military credibility.
By Prof Andy Stirling and Dr Philip Johnstone
The Ecologist, 15th January 2016
Despite recently uncovered historical evidence of nuclear ‘near misses’ and growing scientific evidence of the devastating global consequences of the use of only a few nuclear weapons, there is still a widespread belief in the value of these weapons among senior policy-makers in the nuclear-armed nations.
By Dr Philip Webber
Scientists for Global Responsibility, 14th January 2016