Tag 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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An elephant whiter than Hinkley looms on the horizon

Much has been said over the last few years about the Hinkley C project, very little of it positive. It was ill-conceived from the start, the CfD system used to fund it isn’t going to work and by all accounts its … 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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Energy Report card – An update

Updated on November 2015 with the latest data from the REN 2015 report About a year ago I wrote an article about the current state of play as to the performance of renewables. How they were doing in real terms, compared … 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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