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Prospects for Energy Security Marred by Nuclear Fantasies

This is absolutely the right time for a new Energy Strategy. Unfortunately, we’ve got absolutely the wrong politicians in charge of it. The combination of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak all but guarantees that the new Energy Security Strategy will fail on most counts.

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Weighing War Criminals in the Balance

There is near universal consensus in the West that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. Calls to set up a Special Tribunal under the International Criminal Court in The Hague, sooner rather than later, are growing stronger by the day. However, in the pecking order of war criminals out there, right…

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Regeneration Made Real

There’s so much rubbish talked about ‘regeneration’ these days. Regenerative Agriculture. Regenerative Tourism. Regenerative Business (whatever that might be). Regenerative Justice. I’ve even heard people talking about ‘Regenerative Capitalism’ as if to prove that the reach of a good oxymoron knows…

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COP26 is Dead. Long Live COP27!

Glasgow is what it was: not an outright failure, but falling so far short of what is so urgently needed in the real world (1.5 degrees C and all that) as to leave almost everything still to play for – as in Sharm el-Sheikh, in a year’s time. So, is there any reason to suppose we’ll be in a…

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Getting Tidal Power Back on the Table

Somewhat improbably, regardless of what happened at COP26 in Glasgow, there would appear to be a new surge of interest in tidal range power! - A new local government initiative (coordinated by the recently-formed Western Gateway, including Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol) is setting up a new…

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COP26’s Nuclear Sidebar

The fact that COP26 was crawling with huge numbers of delegates from Big Oil and Gas got a lot of attention from the media. Less attention was paid to the large number of pro-nuclear delegates parasitically inserting themselves into as many events as they could engineer access to – facilitated at…

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