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Time to give up on CCS

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 18 June, 2009

No sooner does a government suggest that it might make CCS compulsary on existing power plants than we learn that this might mean they have to close down . Which makes you wonder - if it's not going to work in the UK, how on earth is...

Greenpeace – Yes Men spoof newspaper declares climate deal

Feature story | 18 June, 2009 at 0:00

Readers of a free copy of the International Herald Tribune in Brussels today may have done a double take when they saw headlines like “Markets Soar on News of Copenhagen Climate Deal” and “Atmosphere Named World Heritage Site.” That’s because...

EPR: The clock is ticking

Blog entry by Justin | 17 June, 2009

See those numbers ticking away? That’s how many days, hours, minutes and seconds late is the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) being built at Olkiluoto in Finland . The reactor’s builders, French nuclear joker’s Areva, say it will be...

Nuclear News: US reactors to be abandoned as decommissioning cost rocket

Blog entry by Justin | 17 June, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: AFP: Funds to shut nuclear plants fall short ’VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The companies that own almost half the nation's nuclear reactors are not setting aside enough money to dismantle them...

EPR: Enfant Terrible of the French Nuclear Industry

Blog entry by eoin | 17 June, 2009 2 comments

The French nuclear industry’s flagship European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) has become an example of all that can go spectacularly wrong with new reactors in both construction and economic terms. Rather than becoming the poster child of...

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