in the news …
Articles from ncg members. For news articles before 2014, see the news archive.
Mark Lynas’s latest pro-nuclear tome is ‘gratifyingly short’ and reasonably open-minded. But Lynas falls into the trap of seeing nuclear technologies as fast developing, while renewables are stuck – when the reverse is the case!
By Jonathon Porritt
The Ecologist, 26th March 2014
Those planning the UK’s first nuclear reactors in decades cannot ignore the costs and delays to plants in Finland and France.
By Dr Peter Wynn Kirby
The Guardian, 25th March 2014
Opinion: European Commission is right to demand Ed Davey and the Coalition re-thinks on nuclear power
In October 2013, Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey set out his arguments for reversing his long-held antipathy to nuclear power. On behalf of the Coalition, he is applying to the European Commission to ensure that the measures he is promoting – to ensure construction of the first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation – are compatible with the Single Market.
By Andrew Warren
Liberal Democrat Voice, 23rd March 2014
An Energy Institute debate at the House of Commons.
By Dr Paul Dorfman
The Energy Institute, Houses of Parliament, 10th March 2014