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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

25 November, 2020 – As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/western-europe-cools-on-plans-for-nuclear-power/  ..it is entirely likely that UK nuclear generation will be reduced to  just Sizewell B, with … Continue reading

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Climate policy v. Brexit

Plans for four giant nuclear reactors to be built in England by the French are almost certain to be scrapped because opposition among trade unions in France has hardened since last week’s vote…EDF   “final investment decision” is due in September to … Continue reading

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Renewing renewables

Reply to previous speaker on the show, who insisted that nukes are the only way, here’s a convincing analysis by Prof Mark Diesendorf that renewables are now totally viable. Except for incontinence of political will! >readmore> ABC_RN_Ockham’sRazor

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‘Illegal UK state aid’ probe hits nuclear plans

Recent news about go ahead for new nuclear plant in SW UK looks like it breaks EU competition law, where all different energy sources must compete on the proverbial level playing field. Such enormous investment, with 10 years lead time, … Continue reading

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Disappointing Dick Smith v Tim Flannery

For those who did see Dick Smith and his “ten bucks a litre” on ABC1 last Thursday, wasn’t it a fizzer? Pity he was always telling people about intermittency instead of asking, especially with guys from BZE. >readmore> ClimateProgress

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Climate change to strain water supplies used by power plants: study

For fossil fuel and nuclear power stations, cooling water is essential and less available as we continue to  turn a blind eye to climate change >readmore> SydneyMorningHerald

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Science Show ABC RN informs about energy options

Science Show of 20 April juxtaposes 3 different opinions, one by nuclear expert at MIT proposing no alternative to some nukes in energy supply mix, second by Japan watcher that cost and real consequences of Fukushima will never be paid … Continue reading

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