Daily News Roundup, 18 January 2020
The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) welcomes a report published today by Professor Steve Thomas that highlights the huge financial obstacles that EDF Energy still has to overcome to deliver and develop the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset. The report comes out of a talk given by Steve Thomas, an Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy of Greenwich University, to a joint seminar organised in Colchester by the NFLA and the groups Stop Hinkley, Together Against Sizewell C … 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 »