Why the UK nuclear renaissance plan is doomed to failure, in 30 pictures and charts. Nuclear is ridiculously expensive and utterly uncompetitive says longstanding nuclear advocate, former IEA boss Nobuaki Tanaka. For the first time global solar capacity grew faster in 2017 than all nuclear and fossil fuels combined. Jerome Pecresse of GE Renewables said in June “We are inventing things we did not even imagine three years ago … renewable baseload is coming fast.” The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission has urged the government to ditch nuclear and grab the golden opportunity to go with cheap solar and wind. EDF is in deep financial trouble.
Jeremy Leggett 22nd Aug 2018 read more »