‘I was the future once.’
To understand what happened to our love of giant radioactive kettles, take a look at cultural theory.
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The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain’s future relations with China in jeopardy.
Protesters gathered near the proposed site for Hinkley Point C.
For years UK energy policy has been focused on creating a perfect environment for a new nuclear plant. Now things just got exciting.
Hinkley Point B was built in the 1970s. The proposed plant, Hinkley C, will be built next door.
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Britain should focus on energy efficiency and small-scale renewable projects, not huge new power plants.
Fife no more.
Longannet, the last coal-fired power plant in Scotland, has closed. It might be good news for climate change, but it also signals major problems ahead.
Without new nuclear generators, will Britain run out of electricity?
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The search for alternative ways to boost energy supply – or reduce demand.
The UK government looks set to allow EDF to build a new kind of nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point. But are there better nuclear technologies we could use?
Gui Jun Peng
The UK's first new nuclear power station since the 1990s is coming at the expense of renewable energy and leaving us unnervingly in hock to the Chinese.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd on the march.
With wind braced for more cutbacks, government backing of nuclear and fracking will end in tears.
Despite the high capital costs, nuclear ticks boxes.
An experiment in liberalising power markets has been underway in the UK since the 1980s and three phases can be identified. The first ran from around 1989 to 1999, beginning with the privatisation of the…
The chancellor on nuclear business in China last year.
Westminster’s energy strategy to “keep the lights on” by relying on new nuclear build is looking increasingly like a recipe for economic ruin and political disarray. George Osborne, the chancellor, confirmed…