Daily News Roundup, 25 May 2019
NEW councillors appointed to Copeland council’s nuclear panel will receive their first briefing early next month. The Strategic Nuclear Energy team is one of the authority’s most important committees, working with the Government and companies including Sellafield. The first meeting since borough council elections will be held on Tuesday June 4 and will see members given an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the committee. Members will be discussing some huge issues in the coming months including the Government’s … read more »
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Cornwall Insight – an influential energy consulting firm – says wind and solar capacity could replace the need for additional nuclear power in the UK, but some form of support for them will probably still be needed.
Findings from their Benchmark Power Curve show that meeting UK’s fourth and fifth carbon budgets without commissioning new nuclear capacity is a real possibility. Not only this, but the forecasts predict that meeting these targets can be achieved at a lower cost compared to … read more »
Dave Toke, reader in energy politics at Aberdeen University, says the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC’s) recent technical report has effectively sunk nuclear power in the UK.
A careful reading of the evidence produced by the CCC completely upends the former received wisdom that renewable energy could not, on its own, achieve the UK’s long term carbon emission reduction targets. The old argument that large quantities of nuclear power are necessary has been quietly side-lined. Rather, the evidence presented by the … read more »