Category Archives: Japan

Westinghouse bankruptcy – Reality check time for nuclear?

This week Westinghouse, the nuclear power arm of Toshiba, filed for bankruptcy. Westinghouse was one of the last remaining element of the Westinghouse electricity company, which was founded in 1886 and was a pioneer in the mass roll out of AC … 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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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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Bottom Feeders

This week saw two announcements related to extract of resources from the Oceans. Firstly the Japanese announced they had successfully tapped into Methane Clathrates deposits and that they had successfully drawn off some of the trapped methane.  For those of … Continue reading

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How the “greenest government ever” has conspired with global warming deniers to produce a 2nd dash for Gas

Been mega busy at work, which prevented me from updating this blog. And what a story I missed! A story that was strangely absent from much of the mainstream media. You may recall all those stories a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Another shotgun wedding for the UK nuclear lobby

I previously commented on the dire straits the UK’s plans for a new generation of reactors is in, due to the collapse of the Horizon deal earlier in the year. I also previously highlighted how it is unlikely any sane … 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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