How should we manage nuclear energy?.
BBC 23rd June 2017 read more »
Letter Ian Fells: Enthusiasm for piping hydrogen around the country for heating shows a determination to meet carbon dioxide reduction targets, but there are pitfalls. As has been pointed out, hydrogen is explosive stuff and is mostly manufactured from natural gas (methane), which gives rise to more carbon dioxide, which then has to be sequestrated. A better, cheaper way to carbon dioxide-free heat is to move to a new family of inherently safe, versatile nuclear power stations and use the electricity generated to power heat pumps for domestic and industrial use, supplanting gas and oil. We will also need a big boost in electricity supply to charge all the electric cars soon to dominate the transport scene. Unlike many renewables, nuclear power operates 24/7, not just when the wind blows or the sun shines, and small, very expensive domestic batteries are not going to save the day.
Times 24th June 2017 read more »
SIXTY years ago today, on October 17, 1956, the Queen officially opened Calder Hall, Britain’s first nuclear power station, near Sellafield in Cumbria.
Express 23rd June 2017 read more »