Daily News Roundup, 25 June 2019
Scotland’s Energy Future has no need for Nuclear. Prof Steve Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich; Prof Tom Burke CBE, co-founding Director and Chair of E3G. Dr Paul Dorfman, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL Energy Institute, University College London.
Nuclear Consulting Group 24th June 2019 read more »
The SNP’s plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045 are relatively ambitious compared to other countries, and based on the recommendations of the UK government’s expert Committee on Climate Change. … 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 »
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 that 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 the newspaper “That we don’t have this kind of reactor in the … read more »