Why Hinkley is a very risky bet – BBC Radio Wales

    This is not where we expected to be this morning, and it is very difficult to imagine what the government will discover in a few weeks time that it doesn’t already know. So I think that it is fortunate that this is giving us a chance to look […]

Hinkley Point – BBC Radio 4 – Today Program

      There is no doubt that we need electricity, we just don’t need the electricity from Hinkley at enormous cost. It’s very unreliable, we are not sure that this type of reactor will actually work. There are much better ways of achieving the security of supply we need […]

Why the EU’s electricity market design proposal actually matters

  By Simon Skillings | E3G   This piece was originally published by EurActiv     The European Commission’s vision of an Energy Union with citizens at its core, where consumers take ownership of the energy transition, is to be applauded but needs to be followed up with genuine policy change, […]

Green policies are not responsible for the Tata steel crisis

By Karl Mathiesen This article was published by The Guardian   Analysis of the figures show Port Talbot may actually have been profiting from efforts to reduce carbon emissions     There was a slew of comment over the weekend regarding the role that Britain’s carbon reduction efforts played in Tata […]

Hinkley Point C nuclear deal contains £22bn ‘poison pill’ for taxpayer

  ‘If the SoSIA is signed it will change the argument over Hinkley. Instead of being an argument about why we should kill this white elephant – which the government has comprehensively lost –  it will become an argument about not being able to afford the bullets to kill the […]

Is nuclear power a ticking time bomb? – France24 Debate – 8 Mar 16

                  I think that you really want to consider much more than just the body count of deaths when you look to evaluate a complicated problem like this. This has been a social catastrophe, the people who used to live near Fukushima […]

Tom Burke talks to LBC about nuclear power, Hinkley Point and EDF – 07 Mar 16

            Clive Bull: A top EDF boss has resigned over the company’s plans to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant for decades. There is an ongoing row over the 18 billion pound cost, part of which China is paying for. The government wants to […]

Is there really a need for Hinkley Point to be built? – World at One – Radio 4 – 16 Feb 16

    BBC: So Is there a really need for Hinkley Point to be built? Tom Burke: There isn’t actually, there’s lots and lots more things that we can do. There is no need to replace nuclear with nuclear, or indeed with gas. We’ve got so many more options, that […]

Even if the global warming scare were a hoax, we would still need it – The Telegraph

  This article was first published in The Telegraph   China is the low-carbon superpower and will be the ultimate enforcer of the COP21 climate deal in Paris     By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard   Chinese scientists have published two alarming reports in a matter of weeks. Both conclude that the […]

Can something substantive be achieved at COP21? – BBC 5 Live – 30 Nov 15

            BBC: Now let’s speak to Tom Burke, Chairman of environmental think tank E3G. He was government special advisor to the climate secretary John Gummer, and attended the Rio Earth Summit and the first of the meeting in Berlin in that role. You’ve attended a […]