Amelia Womack:Why Is Britain Throwing Limitless Cash At A New Generation of Dirty Nuclear? This generation of politicians is hopelessly capitulating to the demands of Westminster with no vision for the future of the country whatsoever. Britain’s dalliance with a new generation of nuclear energy is about to take a degrading turn for the people of Wales, as EDF prepares to dump over 300,000 tons of potentially hazardous waste from Hinkley Point off the coast of our capital. After dredging mud from the discharge of old nuclear power stations and needing somewhere to get rid of it, the energy giant threatens to run roughshod over the legitimate worries of Welsh people, and our Government seems powerless to stop it. On Thursday, there was another protest outside the Senedd. With plans postponed for a few more weeks, now is the time to keep up the public pressure. There may still be a chance to stop this.
Huffington Post 17th Aug 2018 read more »
Worldwide generation reached 2,506 TW/h in 2017 • Nuclear power now accounts for more than 10% of global electricity demand. China continues to dominate new-build reactor market.
Compelo 17th Aug 2018 read more »
Letter Ian Fells: James Lovelock has always taken a long view of our energy future and concluded some 50 years ago that nuclear power would be an essential ingredient in our future energy supply mix (report, Aug 14, and letters, Aug 16 and 17). He and I have not changed our minds. Indeed, the enthusiasm to decarbonise energy by 2050 reinforces our conclusion. Now, with transport to become all electric via batteries or hydrogen/fuel cell systems, and heat to be supplied either electrically or, better, via the new high-temperature modular nuclear reactors so that carbon dioxide-emitting oil and gas are no longer needed, the solution to providing a clean energy future must be safe and reliable nuclear power. This will require long-term commitment, not the quick fixes espoused by politicians.
Times 18th Aug 2018 read more »