Category Archives: France

The all too predictable outcomes of brexit…or we told you so!

This is a post from my other blog…. So we’ve started to see the effects of brexit. Gaps are starting to appear on shelves, notably in the Fresh food isles (I’ve been able to get everything I need, with a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Requiem

As we know the nuclear industry is on life support right now. Globally we are seeing a trend whereby reactors are being turned off quicker than they can be replaced. And even those few reactor projects in play rarely extend … Continue reading

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Electricity prices – its complicated

I came across this comment the other day from some climate denier, the figure he was referring to being given below. The point he was trying to make was that German electricity prices are high and thus renewables = expensive electricity. … Continue reading

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Hinkley C update – Chaos and TINA

Well it would appear that Theresa May, for all her faults, is the sort of person who reads the small print of any document before signing it. The UK was on the verge of signing the deal with EDF to … Continue reading

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The Tories faulty logic on nuclear

The Tories are overwhelmingly pro-nuclear, but their reasons for this stance don’t add up. Now many in the party will claim, oh that’s because we want “value for money” with the least government involvement. Of course the reality is that … Continue reading

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Hinkley delayed….again…best get used to hearing that!

The government’s policy regarding nuclear energy is at risk of unravelling. The final okay for Hinkley C has now been delayed by EDF energy. Despite the masses of money thrown at them by the government, EDF are hesitant because it … Continue reading

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With friends like these, who needs enemies!

I’ve been my usual busy self over the summer, both with holidays and of course work commitments so not been the most active blogger. One of those distractions over the summer included attending an event hosted by the UK nuclear industry (with … Continue reading

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Hinkley C and the Trap

For months I’ve been predicting that despite all the obvious reasons not to allow this project to go ahead, as well as all the negative news coming out about it (such as EDF starting to lay off staff related to … 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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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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