Blogs

10. 03. 2015
For those who dutifully followed the trail of my anti-nuclear invective yesterday, you may perhaps, even now, despite the weight and depth of the arguments against nuclear power, have come to the reluctant conclusion that we still need it. And the principal reason for people...
Energy
09. 03. 2015
I’ve always said that the two proposed new reactors at Hinkley Point would never get built. Now I’m not just saying it: I’m absolutely convinced that they’ll never get built. A couple of weeks ago, EdF formally confirmed that no decision would be taken on...
Energy
05. 03. 2015
I’ve come to the conclusion that of all the Enemies of Sustainability in this wretched Government, Eric Pickles may well be the worst of the lot. I’ve been tracking his increasingly hostile, irrational interventions over a number of years, and I’m forced to...
02. 03. 2015
My friend Jeremy Leggett caused a bit of a stir recently by predicting that one of the big oil majors would, before the end of the year, ‘do an E.ON’, imitating what E.ON did by splitting itself into ‘LegacyOilCo’ – with a portfolio of gradually...
Energy
27. 02. 2015
Pity poor old Ryan MacDonald, a 21-year-old Masters student from Derby. On hearing that he’d been selected as one of five Brits to go through to the next stage of selecting the team to go to Mars in 2024, Ryan MacDonald said: “The most important thing to do in life...
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