Monthly Archives: April 2012

For nuclear energy supporters hope springs eternal – The Fast Reactor delusion

If there’s one thing the nuclear energy supporters aren’t short of its eternal optimism. Like a compulsive gambler, after a string of repeated failures, they’ll still be convinced a “big win” is always right around the corner. Take the situation … Continue reading

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Recent additions

I’ve added a few new articles to this site recently. Many of these are summarized in the article: “Peak oil, climate change and the energy transition“ This series of articles starts however, with a Peak Oil Primer, in which I discuss … Continue reading

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Nuclear Requiem – Is the penny finally dropping on costs?

This week we say a bit of a hammer blow struck to efforts to build (or more specifically replace outdated) nuclear reactors in the UK. Two companies, RWE (otherwise known as Npower in the UK) and E.On announced that they … Continue reading

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