Campaign Update

100% Renewables is Possible

This week’s New Scientist says Donald Trump’s efforts to prevent the closure of unprofitable coal and nuclear are as “forlorn” as they are misguided. “It is because of sound economic reasons, not just environmental concerns that coal and nuclear are struggling to compete with natural gas and renewables such as as wind and solar. Thanks to an explosion of technology designed to counter variability of wind and solar, the reliability issue is a red herring that’s getting redder. Covering 100

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Abandoning Hinkley Point C now could save consumers almost £1.5bn per year for 35 years from 2027

Stop Hinkley Campaign submits response to the Helm ‘cost of energy’ review.

The Stop Hinkley Campaign has submitted a joint response, with the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA), to the UK Government’s call for evidence on Professor Dieter Helm’s review of the UK energy market and the financial costs of energy to consumers and businesses. (1)

The joint submission argues the best way for the Government to keep electricity costs to consumers as low as possible over the coming decades, while reducing …

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Daily News Roundup

17 July 2018

Nuclear Transport

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a freight train carrying nuclear material ran a stop signal near to Kingussie on Friday night. The service was carrying spent fuel from the Dounreay Power Station to the decommissioning site at Sellafield, Cumbria. It came to a stop after travelling past a red light before being moved to a “position of safety” by concerned officials. Direct Rail Services (DRS), the company which handles shipments between the two sites on behalf of the Nuclear …

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Hinkley

Euratom

Energy Policy

Plutonium

SMRs

US – uranium

Iran

Pakistan

Germany

Ukraine

Renewables – onshore wind

Renewables – solar

Fossil Fuels

Climate

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