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Life is full of tough choices…

…but this isn’t one of them. Or is it? The trouble is, of course, that removing all the subsidies and tax breaks given to the fossil fuel industry (which are delaying the creation of a free market in power generation) … Continue reading

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I’m nothing if not controversial

This week saw the first anniversary of the Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan, which I still vividly remember watching – in total disbelief on live TV – as bAltman water filled with burning debris inundated … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Renewables?

OK then, what is wrong with renewable energy? Well, if you can say what is bigger than the Universe and more powerful than God, then you already know… However, if you are not sure, the answer is depicted in the … Continue reading

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Five questions for Chris Huhne

Today may well be Armistice Day but, face the fact, more lives will be lost as a result of unmitigated climate change than have been lost in all wars in the last 7,000 years. So, with that thought in mind, … Continue reading

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A brief history of UK nuclear policy – part 2

As with part 1 – yesterday – unless indicated otherwise, reference details are appended at the end (with links wherever possible). From New Millennium to Coalition Government In Small is Beautiful, E.F. Schumacher included a chapter entitled, ‘Nuclear Energy – … Continue reading

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A brief history of UK nuclear policy – part 1

Introduction After the best part of 20 years in which there has been little or no investment in civil nuclear power, for a variety of reasons, we are now to embark on a rapid new phase of development funded entirely … Continue reading

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Our three biggest problems solved

Although I had said I would not post any more items about James Hansen, this is clearly a promise I cannot keep because the second-half of his book is astonishing for two things – the brutality of his criticism; and … Continue reading

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