Is nuclear fission going to make a comeback and plug the gap in our energy needs? Will nuclear fusion ever become energetically viable?
Moderator: Peak Moderation
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In case anyone raised an eyebrow at the recent report by the BBC that Friends of the Earth were going all dewy-eyed of nuclear, have a read of this by Craig Bennet, FoE Director of Policy and Campaigns. The BBC really are making a lot of very silly mistakes.
Well, in that case, I feel it is my moral and civic duty to post it here.RenewableCandy wrote:Yup, that.
Bunch of gimps.In 2004 Andrew Brown, Gordon Brown’s brother, was hired by the world’s largest nuclear power provider, Electricite de France (EDF), as head of media relations. In 2008, EDF bought British Energy and its eight old nuclear power stations. In 2010, the nuclear industry worldwide peaked, before beginning its rapid decline to the present level, the same as 10 years ago. EDF’s shares began their downward slide and the prospect of them being allowed to build any more new nuclear power plants in France looked less and less likely.
In 2011, as their share value continued to plummet, EDF formed a stakeholder advisory panel, employing Chris Patten, chair of the BBC Trust, as chair of the panel and Diane Coyle, vice chair of the BBC Trust, as a member the panel. She is married to BBC News Technology Correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones. Other members of the panel include Will Hutton, former editor of the Observer and a leading commentator on social and political affairs, and Sir Richard Lambert, former director of the CBI and former editor of the Financial Times. Chris Patten is linked to David Cameron through Patten’s former chief of staff, who is now chief of staff to Cameron.