Ten years since the Fukushima disaster, expensive nuclear energy plants are being shut down across the world as renewable power prices plummet. Stuart Braun discusses nuclear power today in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. What are your views? Nuclear power: Downward trend ahead of climate summit In the face of soaring gas … Continue reading Does nuclear energy have a role to play in addressing climate change?
Lobbying by pro-nuclear stakeholders and a new report that concludes “the fuel qualifies as sustainable” under green investments has led to Greenpeace Europe warning the European Commission against reinstating nuclear power on the list of activities deemed sustainable by the European Union. Kevin O’Sullivan discusses latest developments in an article on the Irish Times website. … Continue reading Where does nuclear power belong in our concerns over sustainability?
Jonathon Porritt, the environmentalist and founder-director of Forum for the Future provides his comments on our energy transition in an article on the Guardian website. Big industry players pushing techno-fixes are ignoring the only realistic solution to the climate crisis: renewables. Don't believe hydrogen and nuclear hype – they can’t get us to net … Continue reading We need to be clear what role nuclear and hydrogen can play in our transition to being carbon neutral
Simone Abram, Alton Horsfall and Andrew Crossland from Durham University write on The Conversation website argue that only talking about decarbonisation obscures the inherent choice between energy pathways. What are your views? 'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why Electricity generated by nuclear power plants, wind turbines and solar panels … Continue reading To reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible not all low-carbon energy sources are equally useful
Reuters agency provided a news item recently on the gCaptain website that Russia has built a floating nuclear plant that has reached the Arctic. Does anyone have any views on what the implications are? Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in the Arctic Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port … Continue reading Floating nuclear power plant arrives in Russia’s Arctic region to provide electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska
The debate about the role of nuclear energy in our low carbon future is not going to cease. But MV Ramana, the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia provides a good article on The Conversation website about nuclear energy’s future … Continue reading Nuclear industry convinced it can play an important role with smaller reactors