Brexit Britain on EU Green Targets: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Britain is preparing to ditch EU Green Targets, on the grounds they promote useless renewables at the expense of plausible solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as nuclear power. Britain preparing to scrap EU green energy targets as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit Steven Swinford,…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 3

Guest essay by Roger Graves This post deals with the disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power stations, and whether our fears concerning it are justified. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2. Nuclear fuel typically consists of either uranium dioxide (UO2) or a mixture of UO2 and plutonium dioxide (PuO2), commonly known…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 2

Guest essay by Roger Graves In a recent post I discussed the exaggerated fears our society seems to have about nuclear power. One of the primary objections to nuclear power is the belief that all ionizing radiation, at whatever level of intensity, is harmful and carries a risk of cancer. This essay is concerned with…

FEAR OF NUCLEAR

Guest essay by Roger Graves Whether or not one accepts the need to reduce CO2 emissions, a power source capable of providing reliable base load power with minimal fuel requirements should not be dismissed lightly. Yet nuclear power is commonly dismissed by many people, including journalists and public intellectuals, as too dangerous to be considered.…

Nuclear Breakthrough Needed

Guest essay by David Archibald The good and the great are uneasy about the state of the world. They know that our current standard of civilisation has been made possible by cheap fossil fuels that will run out one day. And then what? Their experiments with solar panels, with mirrors, with windmills have been disappointing.…

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “We Need Nuclear Power”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, until recently a leading figure in the campaign to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO laws, now wants bipartisan support to fix the problems with Obama’s clean energy policies. To Slow Global Warming, We Need Nuclear Power By LAMAR ALEXANDER and SHELDON WHITEHOUSEDEC. 21, 2016 If 20 fire…