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Tackling climate change is more of an opportunity than a threat

        Here are three pieces I have done this week for the BBC and Sky News. They are about Ban Ki Moon’s climate summit in New York. A key point that I make is that climate change … Continue reading

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Hinkley and Sizewell will cost us £155 billion over 30 years under the CfD

The government is pressing ahead, in the face of growing difficulties, with its effort to build new nuclear power stations in Britain. So far, it has failed to come clean about what this will actually cost British businesses and householders. … Continue reading

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Nuclear power would appear to have acquired the power to destroy logic

Some people worry about nuclear power because they fear the risks to human health from radioactivity. Others are concerned about the morality of leaving a legacy of radioactive wastes that will be dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. Others … Continue reading

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The first of my video blogs: why the UK should not pursue nuclear

See below my first video blog, made in conjunction with RTCC. In two and a half minutes, I argue why the UK should not pursue nuclear as a policy option- the cost, nuclear proliferation, and waste are all prohibitive.  

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UK Energy Policy Will Fail If Government Persists With Nuclear Fantasies

Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett and I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister on 12th March warning him that his plans for another generation of nuclear reactors are ill-conceived and doomed to failure. To substantiate the broad … Continue reading

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Nuclear policy: part of the Government’s omnishambles

The collapse of the Government’s nuclear policy is a somewhat overlooked part of its current omnishambles. In part this is because very few of the journalists writing about nuclear power know much about the subject. Most continue to assert that … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power makes No Sense for the UK – fifth briefing

The fifth in a series of Briefings, written by Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett and me, is released today. These are being released following our letter of 12th March to the Prime Minister warning him that his plans for another generation … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power makes No Sense for the UK – fourth briefing

The fourth in a series of Briefings, written by Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett and me, is released today. These are being released following our letter of 12th March to the Prime Minister warning him that his plans for another generation … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power makes No Sense for the UK – third briefing

The third in a series of Briefings, written by Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett and me, is released today. They are released following our letter of 12th March to the Prime Minister warning him that his plans for another generation … Continue reading

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Why Nuclear Power makes No Sense for the UK – second briefing

I am producing a series of Briefings along with Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett, following our letter of 12th March to the Prime Minister warning him that his plans for another generation of nuclear reactors are ill-conceived and doomed to failure. … Continue reading

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