Incorrect statements on wind / nuclear power by BBC

Incorrect statements on wind / nuclear power by BBC

Dear BBC, I wrote in complaint on Sept 11th and the letter is reproduced below. I think it is worth explaining further in simple terms why Greatrex is wrong when he incorrectly states that “wind power only operates for about 36% of the time” and that this is a dangerously misleading statement. Wind power generation […]

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MOVE OVER FOSSIL FUELS, RENEWABLES TAKE OVER WORLDWIDE GENERATION INSTALLATION

As Bloomberg says (see below), time is running out for fossil fuels as installation of renewable electricity generation exceeds installation of fossil fuels. Now that’s not yet a lead in electricity production itself, as fossil fuel power plant usually have a higher capacity factor compared to renewables, but at the current rate of change it […]

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Nuclear silver bullet?

Hi, FYI two nuclear articles copied below – about Gen IV fast reactors and supporting film called Pandora’s Promise. So, the nuclear technology promoted by G. Monbiot and M. Lynas (Pandora’s Promise film) over the last few years, the SFR (sodium-cooled fast reactor), out of the six or so fast -reactor / Gen IV concepts […]

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not one British national paper or TV or Radio station has mentioned the most important conference of 190 nations dealing with the world’s nuclear insecurity – the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

As far as I can monitor, not one British national paper or TV or Radio station has mentioned a single world about the most important ( five-yearly ) conference  of 190 nations dealing with the  world’s  nuclear insecurity –  the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) –  starting today in New York at the UN. And this  […]

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cost of nuclear power compared to renewable energy

LETTER FOR PUBLICATION Dear Editor THE OPPORTUNITY COST OF NUCLEAR POWER Your editorial on energy policy (2015-04-20) implies that nuclear power is part of the answer to the problem of decarbonising energy supplies, but this is false. The main reason is opportunity cost: money spent on nuclear power is money diverted away from alternatives that […]

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Why Sellafield costs us all a bomb After a private consortium tried, and failed, to rescue the power station from decades of neglect, it is back in the arms of the public sector once again  Read more Geoffrey Lean only partly explains what happened this week: what went wrong, but not why nor how such […]

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Look at the list of Labour Party politicians (and their spouses) who are open to the susupicion of having been corrupted by nuclear industry

. These are from Donnachadh McCarthy’s new book The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought, http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2587477/nuclear_power_trumps_democracy.html Former Energy Minister Brian Wilson became a non-executive director of Amec Nuclear, a client of BNFL.         Former Energy Minister Helen Liddell was hired to provide “strategic advice” by the former nuclear corporation British Energy.         […]

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