There is a clear need for a cap on emissions of CO2 that decreases year-by-year at levels that will minimise the risk of dangerous climate change. Such a cap will certainly raise the price of emissions well above the levels currently resulting from such cap-and-trade schemes as the EU Emissions Trading System. Raising the price of CO2 emissions in that way is in accordance with the principle that the polluter should pay and it should not be considered to be a subsidy for renewable sources of power or nuclear power, provided that due account is taken of emissions from those sources, including emissions from the mining and processing of uranium ore. But, while there is some evidence that the Government is considering schemes of that sort, it appears that they are also considering other kinds of scheme, at least some of which may be regarded as back-door subsidies for nuclear power.
Energy Fair 27th June 2010 more >>
BRIDGWATER College’s new Energy Skills Centre will NOT be affected by the abolition of an organisation which had pledged it £2million. It was announced this week that the South West Regional Development Agency is to be abolished. However, the college confirmed that £2million it was promised by SWRDA towards its new nuclear training centre has already been handed over.
This is the West Country 28th June 2010 more >>
North Korea said Monday it would bolster its nuclear weaponry with an unspecified new method to respond to what it called US hostility and to recent developments.
Yahoo 28th June 2010 more >>
Iran could have nuclear weapons by 2012 according to the CIA Director. Iran is under mounting international pressure over its suspect nuclear programme, which the West fears masks a covert weapons drive. Iran denies the charge, insisting that its atomic programme is for peaceful civilian purposes only.
Telegraph 28th June 2010 more >>
So how to build a nuclear submarine? Well, very slowly. And very expensively. Four years late, and £800m over budget. But at least a lot of people in Barrow-in-Furness still have jobs; men like Phil Tyson, fabrication team leader. That’s a lovely job title: it sounds like Phil is in charge of lying.
Guardian 28th June 2010 more >>