Archive for November, 2015

2015 Nuclear Issues Vol 38 No10 November

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Off-shore wind

As suitable sites for on-shore wind turbines in the UK are limited, given the nuisance they can cause and the amount of land they occupy, more hopes are being placed on the potential for off-shore wind farms. But this is not without its own problems. These are considered in a critical assessment published by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies ...

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November Newsletter No206

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A New Direction

Britain has the makings of a credible energy policy at last, one which acknowledges the key role which nuclear energy must play, alongside natural gas, at the centre of the UK’s electricity generation system. Expenditure on energy research is to be doubled, with a major commitment to small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).

The Government, frustrated at the lack of progress, also intends to fast-track applications for exploratory fracking for shale gas and oil in the UK, reserving the right ...

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