Archive for November, 2008

The great 80/50 carbon cull – a new labour for Hercules

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This briefing note is one in a series prepared by Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE), in consultation with scientists and engineers, to bring some facts and perspective to energy‐related issues that are being freely discussed by the public.

One of these is the Government’s aim drastically to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to combat global warming. Under pressure from “Greens”, it has just committed itself to reducing British emissions by 80 per cent of the 1990 level by 2050, apparently without ...

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Energy Conservation

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This is one of a series of briefings prepared by SONE, in consultation with scientists and engineers, on energy topics for which exaggerated claims are made. Energy conservation is one of these.

Like renewable sources of energy or alternative ways of supplying it, energy conservation has great theoretical potential. It is even seen by “Greens” as a means of eliminating the need for new conventional power stations and especially nuclear plants. The problem lies in realising its potential.

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