Category Archives: LFTR

Fusion power always 30 years away, now its more like 50 years away

When it comes to dealing with global issues like climate change or peak fossil fuels, I’d argue we’ll need to focus technology we already have, or what can realistically be developed in the near future. Relying on more fantastical high … Continue reading

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Why pro-nuclear preaching undermines the case for climate action

With climate talks ongoing in Paris, we have another “plea” from various climate scientists for action. Most notably a claim by James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (the gang of four as I will henceforth call them) … 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

Posted in clean energy, climate change, economics, energy, France, Fukushima, future, history, Japan, LFTR, nuclear, peak oil, politics, power, renewables, Shale Gas, subsidy, sustainability, sustainable, technology, thorium | 5 Comments

Cumbria Waste Dump Falters

Been very busy at work the last few weeks, preventing me from updating this blog. One of the big energy related stories of the last few weeks was the collapse of the Government’s planned UK nuclear waste repository in Cumbria … Continue reading

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Why do people deny climate change?

As the new year starts we can reflect on a fairly “interesting times” sort of a year when it comes to weather. Both sides of the Atlantic have seen extremes of weather, with a prolonged drought in the Mid western … 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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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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