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December Newsletter No207

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NUCLEAR IS FOR LIFE

December was a busy month for energy news. The Paris climate change talks ended in an agreement (of sorts). The UK Government approved exploratory drilling at potential shale gas sites beneath national parks. A challenging new book was published, one which should be read by everyone with an interest in nuclear energy, whether they are for or against its use.

I expected to base this Newsletter on the Paris talks, described as “a major leap for mankind” by ...

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2015 Nuclear Issues Vol 38 No11 December

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Creating jobs

It is claimed, under the heading subsidising growth that “The UK nuclear industry employs over 60,000 people directly, with tens of thousands more jobs indirectly supported”, and that “The projected new nuclear build projects will create around 40,000 new UK jobs.”

This can be seen as the latest demonstration of the “curse of Adam”. Having been expelled from Paradise, Adam and Eve must live by the “Sweat of their brow”. But unemployment was not then a problem. However if the ...

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