Tag Archives: Fukushima

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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Letters to PM warned of the risks of going ahead with Hinkley Point

                        In March 2012, on the anniversary of Fukushima, I drafted a letter to the Prime Minister that was signed by myself and three other former Directors of Friends of … Continue reading

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ON TURNING GOOD NEWS INTO BAD

                          When it comes to energy policy the Financial Times seems to be suffering the editorial equivalent of a nervous breakdown. Looking back through some of its recent … Continue reading

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CHINA NIGHTMARE

  This piece first appeared in Business Green                   The prospect of the Chinese becoming owners, managers and even constructors of nuclear power stations in Britain has caused anxiety in some unexpected … Continue reading

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It can’t be easy being George Monbiot

  By Jonathon Porritt  5th December 2013   This article first appeared in Jonathon Porritt’s blog and in The Ecologist The Letter referred to in this article is the one that Jonathon Porritt, Tony Juniper, Charles Secrett and I wrote to David Cameron, highlighting … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Can we risk another Fukushima?

  This article first appeared as a guest post for Greenpeace Energydesk By Tom Burke, Founding director of E3G 21ST NOV 2013 This article also appeared in The Ecologist   One of the more opportunistic responses to the meltdown at Fukushima … Continue reading

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The role of nuclear power in a post-Fukushima world

This piece was written in the aftermath of Fukushima. Some people may find the current spat between Guardian eco-warriors’ Monbiot and Vidal, entertaining. I doubt that I am alone in finding it both distracting and somewhat offensive. I take considerable … Continue reading

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