Archive for March, 2012

Power Cuts in the Making

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A modern economy – indeed, a civilised society – depends on adequate supplies of energy and especially electricity when they are needed. It cannot function without them.

And for the last 70 years or so Britain has had the good fortune to have had 99% reliability in its power supplies. It can no longer count on electricity being there at the flick of a switch. That in essence is the power crisis in the making.

Nobody can say when – or, since ...

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The Case for Nuclear Power

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1 – Nuclear power is safe

Not a single death reported from a nuclear accident in the UK in more than 50 years’ operation. The safety system worked at Three Mile Island in the USA and the community was not affected. The Chernobyl disaster caused the deaths of some 56 people but its reactor had already been widely criticised in the West where it could not have been licensed. New designs of reactor are safer than ever before.

2 – Nuclear power ...

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