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HINKLEY GREEN LIGHT A MASSIVE STRATEGIC MISTAKE, SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE THINK TANK

                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday 14th September 2016   E3G Press Release   Following reports today that the Government is about to give the green light to the Hinkley Point C … Continue reading

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HINKLEY DECISION GRINDS TO A HALT

      On Thursday 21st July the Prime Minister dined with Francois Hollande in Paris. On the same day, EDF announced a meeting of its Board had been called for the 28th of July. A press release stated simply … Continue reading

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Hinkley delay is a really big deal – BBC News

    I am finding it extremely difficult to think what could have caused such a massive dislocation, not just to our relations with other countries, as we have heard they are all going to be upset, but also to … Continue reading

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BBC World News – Is Hinkley dead? – 8 March 16

      BBC: Professor Tom Burke is the chairman of the environmental think tank E3G, he joins me now in the studio, welcome to you. Where do you think this project is floundering? Tom Burke: Well, as I listen … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATIONS: Warming’s impact on global security a critical issue for Paris talks, experts say

  Here is another report of the panel I spoke on at the Atlantic Council event Climate Security: The Next ‘Battle Ground’? on June 17, 2015 in Washington DC.         NEGOTIATIONS:  Warming’s impact on global security a critical issue … Continue reading

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WHOM THE GODS DESTROY

      Despite frequent headlines suggesting otherwise, EDF has not yet agreed to buy two nuclear reactors from its sister French state-owned company Areva. The British Government has yet to sign a contract to purchase the electricity the reactors … Continue reading

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Discussing Climate Change on the Jeremy Vine show – BBC Radio 2 – 31st March 2014

                “Climate change is happening now, and what we’re seeing is it’s nastier and faster than we thought even ten years ago.” “I think the mood really has changed, not just in Britain … Continue reading

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Too chic to meter? France’s relationship with nuclear power

Published in The House Magazine 39, on 28th January 2008. ‘Why can’t we be more like the French?’ is not a cry often heard from British politicians. But such is the capacity of nuclear power to confuse otherwise rational people, … Continue reading

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