Monthly Archives: July 2012

How the Corporate food production system has Milked us dry

farmers in the UK have protesting for several weeks about the prices they are paid for milk. The has led them to blockade Dairy’s and some have even threatened to pour away their milk rather than sell it. Now before … Continue reading

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The NNL and small SMR’s

The National Nuclear Laboratory have produced another of their position papers, which addresses the topic of Small Modular Reactors. The report, like their previous one on Thorium, its bit low on detail (again it seems to be a case of … Continue reading

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Why CHP wins out over heat pumps…..or nuclear!

If there’s one thing that puts me off nuclear power it is the attitude of its cheerleaders. There seems to be no limit to what they’ll do to clear the path for their “precious”. Inevitably one of they’re favourite habits … Continue reading

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Is Shale Gas a Fracking “Ponzi Scheme”…?

I’ve long been skeptical of the hype surrounding Shale Gas for some time now. The media, the fossil fuel industry and Cornucopian’s frequently make wild and overambitious projections as too what Shale gas can achieve (e.g. making America or Britain … Continue reading

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Japan, a post-Fukushima vision

For several weeks now, Japan has found itself virtually a nuclear free zone. Post-Fukushima, every single one of its nuclear reactors was shut down for some period of time. This naturally caused a significant rise in Japan’s consumption of fossil fuels, … Continue reading

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