Daily News Roundup, 20 November 2019
Four huge tanks for use at the Hinkley Point C building site have arrived by sea – sailing past Burnham-On-Sea – to Combwich Wharf. The tanks are a part of the design for the diesel generators and formed the first piece of permanent equipment to arrive at Hinkley Point C via Combwich Wharf. Constructed in a factory in the Czech Republic, the tanks set off on their journey by a combination of sea and road to arrive at their final … read more »
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Government analysis suggests we might need up to 40GW of firm power – nuclear or power plants with carbon capture and storage by 2050. On the other hand a growing number of studies suggest that with flexibility and ever cheaper renewables it is perfectly possible to run our energy system on 100% renewables.
I was quoted in the Herald this morning (5th June) warning that a nuclear accident on the scale of Chernobyl is not impossible in the UK.
The Herald pointed out that I had recently warned Hunterston could cause a Chernobyl after The Ferret’s investigative journalism team, revealed operator EDF had found 350 graphite cracks in Reactor 3 (It’s now up to 370). I told the newspaper “That we don’t have this kind of reactor in the UK was … read more »