The third meeting of the SZC Consultation Group reviewing responses to the Stage 3 consultation detected a shift of oppositional opinion about this huge project reflected in the tone of many meetings, publicity about them and reports of consultation inputs. A strengthening sense of Suffolk not being "suitable" as a site, and the project not … Continue reading New Liaison Group hears how Sizewell C opposition is hardening
I wondered what the views of ER were about Nuclear Power. They could conceivably be that Nuclear Power offered a low carbon solution to the future - but don't. (here) extract from the Resilience site - https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-11-20/the-extinction-rebellion-a-tipping-point-for-the-climate-emergency/ The solutions are ready. We also have 25 years of progress in both developing and delivering solutions. In 2008, … Continue reading Extinction rebellion – Nuclear Power?
TEAGS - April 19 - asking district council candidates whether they support TEAGS line on the develpt. of SZC - download full details and responses here EAST SUFFOLK COUNCIL ELECTIONS SIZEWELL CONCERNS MANIFESTO Responses from Candidates In mid-April TEAGS canvassed as many of the candidates that we could who are standing in wards adjacent to … Continue reading TEAGS asks council candidates – SZC?
from: http://www.energy-transitions.org/mission-possible MISSION POSSIBLE REACHING NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS FROM HARDER-TO-ABATE SECTORS BY MID-CENTURY Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries. The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century outlines the possible … Continue reading Carbon emissions: net zero
This is a real problem in East Anglian rivers! from The Telegraph - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/04/18/rspb-resigns-governments-pesticides-forum-chemical-use-soars/ The RSPB and dozens of environmental groups have resigned from the government’s pesticides forum after two decades claiming the use of dangerous chemicals is now far worse than when they joined. The charity alongside Wildlife and Countryside Link which represents bodies like The Wildlife Trusts … Continue reading RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars
from their webpage - https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/rspb-response-to-szc-stage-3-consultation1.pdf RSPB Response to the Sizewell C Stage 3 Public Consultation The RSPB has reviewed the Stage 3 public consultation documents for Sizewell C. We note that this is intended to be the final stage of public consultation prior to an application for development consent and our primary comments therefore focus … Continue reading RSPB SZC3 response
https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-half-uks-electricity-to-be-renewable-by-2025 SIMON EVANS 12.04.2019 Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025. At the same time, there are further … Continue reading Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025
https://physicsworld.com/a/the-costs-of-decarbonization/ 10 Apr 2019 Dave Elliott The OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has produced an updated study of System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its new reportconcludes that nuclear wins hands down over variable renewable energy (VRE). The agency says that “a mix relying primarily on nuclear energy is the most cost-effective … Continue reading The costs of decarbonization – article
april 2019 - Joshua S Hill Countries reporting to the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme now boast at least 500GW of solar capacity as of the end of 2018, after nearly 100GW was installed in 2018. International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established … Continue reading Global solar capacity surpassed 500GW in 2018
The even madder plan to build a new nuclear plant on the beach The case against Sizewell C By Linda Pentz Gunter In December 2018 we ran an article — The mad plan to store nuclear waste on the beach— which has become one of our most read stories. Now, as the climate crisis worsens, here comes a … Continue reading Beyond Nuclear – info