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UK in last ditch nuclear crunch talks

May 4, 2018

By Paul Homewood

 

Britain’s energy policy lurches one step nearer to disaster, as the Telegraph reports:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/05/03/uk-last-ditch-new-nuclear-crunch-talks-ageing-power-plants-falter/

 

 

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12 Comments
  1. HotScot permalink
    May 4, 2018 10:08 am

    “Hannah Martin, of Greenpeace, said the “information blackout” is “unjustifiable” because of the high costs to be paid by energy users to support the projects.”

    Greenpeace gets it’s oar in again. Why are comments from this democracy distorting minority group being reported at all?

    ““Major Western economies are reducing their exposure to nuclear, so why is Britain doing the exact opposite? It would make no sense to waste yet more on expensive and outdated nuclear when technologies such as offshore wind can do the same job faster and cheaper,” Ms Martin added.”

    Words effing fail me!

    • Roy permalink
      May 4, 2018 10:24 am

      Shame on the Telegraph for printing such tosh from Greenpeace!

    • May 4, 2018 4:20 pm

      Since when has offshore wind provided baseload? The Greenpeace woman is a danger to society.

      • HotScot permalink
        May 4, 2018 5:12 pm

        Philip

        Greenpeace is a danger to society, never mind this half wit. Even Patrick Moore says as much.

  2. Andrew permalink
    May 4, 2018 10:23 am

    Hotscot, you beat me to it. Greenpeace nonsense! They are happy for the costs and shortcomings of energy generation that they support, such as wind, to be hidden, and then criticise lack of financial transparency in nuclear. I expect they get plenty of our cash from the government to come up with this stuff.

    • dave permalink
      May 4, 2018 10:45 am

      Certain facts became immediately, blindingly, obvious, some time ago; but are steadfastly ignored by 99.9% of the British people, in our weird, Alice-through-the Looking-Glass, world.

      Examples:

      The EU’s rulers would rather die than give a deal to the UK.

      Trump will continue to give two-finger salutes to the Liberal establishment.

      We will not get new nuclear power stations; we will have power shortages.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        May 4, 2018 1:07 pm

        The EU are quite happy to give the UK a deal but it won’t be the stupid ‘cake and eat it’ deal that the deluded May thinks she might get. I would agree that 99.9% of the population have no clue as to how the EU functions and therefore has no understanding on why it has to take the position it does. The lame legacy media are not shedding any light on this ignorance given they are just as ignorant. That the people who run the country are so ignorant on how our country works is a scandal that should be front page since it is their job to know. As with the EU, we can see they are equally ignorant of how to run an energy policy that doesn’t result in increased costs and will result in shortages that will damage our economy unless Brexit gets there first.

    • Joe Public permalink
      May 4, 2018 11:05 am

      +1

  3. A C Osborn permalink
    May 4, 2018 10:45 am

    A note about the Hunterston nuclear plant “cracks”, there appears to be a massive Conflict of Interest withing the EDF structure.
    See this EDF story below the one quoted by Paul.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/05/03/edf-energy-wades-offshore-major-wind-farm-deal/

    Here we have EDF rushing headlong in to offshore wind, is it not in their interest to declare problems with their other “inherited” generating facilities?

  4. dave permalink
    May 4, 2018 11:16 am

    OT.

    RSS has confirmed the slight drop in global brightness temperatures in April, which UAH already reported, with a decline of 0.08 C for the lower troposphere.

    The RSS number is now 0.73 C below the El Nino-influenced high in February 2016.

  5. dave permalink
    May 4, 2018 11:19 am

    The present, weak, La Nina is fading – but an El Nino for the rest of this year is unlikely.

  6. May 4, 2018 4:00 pm

    Shorten the headline to: ‘UK in last ditch’.

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