Category Archives: Japan

News roundup: Sustainability edition

First solar, now the Tories go after biomass Be careful what you wish for, the Tories might try to implement it and then make a pigs breakfast of everything. For quite sometime, the UK has fallen behind in terms of … Continue reading

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Japan and the whale: A case study in how ideology wrecks ecosystems

Seeing a government pursue bad policies is bad enough, but what is worse is when they do so for no good reason. Just pure ideology and pigheaded unwillingness of politicians to admit they might be wrong. Issues such as gun … Continue reading

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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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