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Articles from ncg members. For news articles before 2014, see the news archive.
The ‘advanced’ nuclear power sector is dystopian because of its connections to fossil fuel mining and nuclear weapons proliferation.
By Dr Jim Green
Ecologist, 10th September 2019
Aaron Patrick, senior correspondent with the Australian Financial Review (AFR), is the latest journalist to enter the nuclear culture wars with some propaganda that’s indistinguishable from that served up in the Murdoch tabloids.
By Dr Jim Green
Renew Economy, 28th August 2019
A group of academics (including Dr David Toke), politicians and anti-nuclear campaigners have registered their “collective dismay” at the decision to restart one of the country’s oldest nuclear reactors.
The Scotsman, 28th August 2019
Prof Kate Brown interview.
Democracy Now, 26th August 2019
A recent push for nuclear power in Australia has been promoted by the usual public advocates and amplified by the Murdoch press.
By Dr Mark Diesendorf & Richard Broinowski
Renew Economy, 26th August 2019
A review of the Hinkley Point C nuclear project – also with costs out of control and unable to meet the need for low-cost, low-carbon electricity – should be carried out.
By Prof Steve Thomas
The Guardian, 25th August 2019
In its latest “energy outlook” report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) will supply almost 50% of global electricity by 2050.
Physics World, 21st August 2019
NFLA sceptical of new Small Modular Reactors being built in Workington due to the real barriers facing this technology
The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) is concerned with the plans of TSP Engineering to develop ‘small’ modular lead-cooled nuclear reactors in Workington, in cooperation with partners in Sweden.
Nuclear Free Local Authorities, 21st August 2019
In its latest annual Renewables Global Status Report, REN21, the global renewable energy network, says that renewables are increasingly preferred for new electricity generation
By Prof David Elliott
Physics World, 14th August 2019