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One thing we have learnt this week – nuclear waste and brexit

Is nuclear waste about to become a bargaining chip in brexit?   The UK government this has threatened to send a load of nuclear waste back to various EU countries if the UK is not allowed to “have its cake and … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C is bad value for money say the National audit office (NAO).  Everyone part from the nuclear industry and possibly the government know this is true but its nice to have it confirmed. Its criticisms fall into a … Continue reading

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UK energy system post brexit

What is going to happen to the UK energy system post brexit?  There are a number of different areas that could be affected, some more than others. The first is that of the EU renewable energy targets.  The EU has … Continue reading

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Nuclear decommissioning costs

Nuclear decommissioning costs are rising exponentially.  I heard Chris Huhne the disgraced former Energy secretary on the today programme this morning.  The UK government has had to pay out £100 million in compensation over the way it awarded a clean … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Fukushima radiation levels hit new high

Fukushima radiation levels have hit a new high this week and boy is it a new high.  The problem with radiation level measurements are there are so many different units.  Some measure the physical dose of radiation an others the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week “clean energy” hits 50%

In the last quarter for which there is any data clean energy hit 50%.  This was largely due to renewables especially wind and solar and the total clean energy output was about 5% higher than Q3 last year.  This is … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Hinkley C

The whole Hinkley C saga continues to roll on and on and on.  This morning its taken another extraordinary twist.  Yesterday the French decided to go ahead with the scheme after years of prevarication (so many I’ve lost count).  Overnight … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- radiation danger Chernobyl 30 years on

In the first post I started giving some background information on radiation danger on the event of the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl.  Most people accept the dangers of high doses of radiation.  The disagreement is over whether constant small doses … Continue reading

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Chernobyl 30 years on – is radiation all that dangerous?

The anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster is exactly 30 years ago this week.  There have been 3 major nuclear disasters (and countless near misses arguably).  The first was Three Mile Island in 1979.  This put some people off but the … Continue reading

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Hinkley C falters

It is looking like Hinkley C is finally dead.  With a lot of other stuff in the news such as the EU referendum the subject of EDF’s decision to delay the process for 3 more years has not been covered … Continue reading

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