Bribery arrest in Ohio over bailing out nuclear power plants while gutting renewable energy and energy efficiency support

FBI agents arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) on Tuesday in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme  allegedly involving state officials and associates. The charges are linked to a controversial law passed last year, HB-6  , that bailed out two nuclear power plants in the state from utility FirstEnergy Solutions, while gutting subsidies … Continue reading Bribery arrest in Ohio over bailing out nuclear power plants while gutting renewable energy and energy efficiency support

The collapse of the UK’s nuclear power plans provides an opportunity to think again

Some day policy makers are going to realise that Bob Dylan is right, the answer my friends is blowing in the wind. Okay, or the sun . . . David Toke, Reader in Energy Policy at the University of Aberdeen analyses the current situation in Britain with companies pulling out from investing and building planned … Continue reading The collapse of the UK’s nuclear power plans provides an opportunity to think again

Book review of new history of Chernobyl tragedy

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 has had a long-lasting impact on our energy and environmental policies. Viv Groskop writes a review in The Guardian about a new book that is the first comprehensive history. Groskop explains that without losing any detail or nuance, the author, Harvard professor Serhil Plokhy, “has a knack for making complicated … Continue reading Book review of new history of Chernobyl tragedy

Kenya determined to have nuclear energy but . . . is it a wise course of action?

For more than five years, Kenya has been pursuing the installation of nuclear power in the country. Brendon J. Cannon, Assistant Professor of International Security, Department of Humanities and Social Science at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi provides his views in an article on The Conversation website.   Why Kenya’s push for nuclear power rests … Continue reading Kenya determined to have nuclear energy but . . . is it a wise course of action?

Is there really a role for nuclear in the low-carbon energy transition?

Nuclear energy still raises controversies, understandably. Diane Cardwell describes the level of support in a recent article in the New York Times. What are your views?   Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy Sources Just a few years ago, the United States seemed poised to say farewell to nuclear energy. No … Continue reading Is there really a role for nuclear in the low-carbon energy transition?