Category Archives: budget deficit

Who is Britain’s energy minister?

I’ve been spending the last few months warning of the fact that the energy policy of the new Tory government was completely unworkable and at odds with proposed action on climate change. It would almost certainly lead to the UK missing … Continue reading

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Renewable Subsidy Myths

One of the claims you will often hear from the anti-renewables brigade is that the only reason why power companies build wind farms or erect solar panels is because they are chasing subsidy money…. that our taxes pay for! This … Continue reading

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Out UKIP’ing UKIP and Mr Blobby

On my personal blog I recently discussed the electioneering tactics of the Conservative party as they prepare for the next election. One recent ploy has been to recognise that a Tory party of grey haired old white guys wasn’t terribly appealing … Continue reading

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Nuclear Realities bite

I came across an interesting article today about the negotiations between EDF energy and the government as regards the proposed two new reactors at Hinckley Point. Predictably a major stumbling block is the defacto subsidy that EDF are demanding for … Continue reading

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Climate Talks in Doha, could “damage aid” be the kick the world needs?

I didn’t even bother to try and follow the goings on at the Doha climate talks, as I assumed business as usual. In other words talks that go nowhere and the usual beach front ironic protests from Green groups. Indeed … Continue reading

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The British nuclear power play

A few weeks ago the UK government made its long awaited power play as regards its plans for new nuclear plants in the UK. For many years now successive UK governments, both labour and Tory, have been keen on new … Continue reading

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Nuclear reality Check, Chapter 3 – Nuclear renaissance or primary school arts project?

In my prior articles I’ve pointed out, that the nuclear energy industry faces major challenges in the future, something that I’ve been saying long before Fukushima. Chief among these problems, is that the costs of new nuclear build (see my … Continue reading

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