Category Archives: thorium

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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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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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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For nuclear energy supporters hope springs eternal – The Fast Reactor delusion

If there’s one thing the nuclear energy supporters aren’t short of its eternal optimism. Like a compulsive gambler, after a string of repeated failures, they’ll still be convinced a “big win” is always right around the corner. Take the situation … Continue reading

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