Category Archives: Nuclear

South African energy crisis and a strange new solution?

Last weeks “Crossing Continents” on BBC radio 4 was all about the South African energy crisis.  South African energy crisis?  I know- I’d not heard of it either.  The UK is very outward facing as far as its news, but … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- nuclear is more expensive than we thought!

Nuclear is more expensive than we thought? That’s the lesson this week as the private consortium tasked with cleaning up the UK’s “magnox” reactors is laying off 1600 workers.  There is a suspicion that this could be a prelude to … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy outlook 2035

BP produces two important energy documents a year, the “Statistical Review of World Energy” and the “Energy outlook”.  The energy outlook has just been published looking forward to 2035.  This post will pick out some of the most salient points … Continue reading

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Dungerness power station

EDF have got the nuclear regulator to extend the life of Dungerness power station.  It was due to close in 2008, they got a first 10 year extension and now want to extend it to 2028.  The details are up … Continue reading

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End of year thoughts

Its customary at this time of year for some end of year thoughts.  Like many pundits I cannot wait to see the back of 2014 and hope 2015 will be better for not just me but more importantly many of … Continue reading

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Finnish Energy crisis?

There seems to be a bit of a Finnish Energy crisis, there is certainly an old adage when in a hole stop digging…  As described by this blog recently the nuclear power plant in Finland is way over cost and … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -more doubts over Hinkley C

More doubts over Hinkley C have been raised this week after the nuclear power manufacturer Areva that has a stake in the prospective plant issued a profit warning.  Why this story which has almost passed by almost unnoticed this week … Continue reading

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A reply to Owen Patterson

Owen Patterson was until a recent government reshuffle the UK environment secretary, basically responsible for the non-energy side of the environment (food, farming, national parks, forests, etc) largely in England.  He reputedly was a holder of the post who did … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- nuclear power

There has been lots going on in the energy world this week and even in the Christian world that is relevant to this book so it saddens me to have to return to nuclear power again.  The reason for this  … Continue reading

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magic bullets

The other week the news was full of how bad diesel cars were for the environment, diesel cars being one the latest green magic bullets.  Apparently particulates from diesel engines not only harm our immediate environment but also add to … Continue reading

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