The Way Forward – Offshore Wind

A huge offshore wind farm with 300 turbines, each taller than the Gherkin skyscraper in London, has been given the goahead. Greg Clerk, the business secretary, gave planning permission to the Homsea wind project, which will sit 55 miles off the Yorkshire coast and become the world’s biggest marinetbased wind farm. When completed, the Hornsea…






Fukushima – The truth will out – yet again

‘Radioactive contamination in the seabed off the Fukushima coast is hundreds of times above pre.2011 levels, while contamination in local rivers is up to 200 times higher than ocean sediment, according to results from Greenpeace japan survey work released on july 21. Ai Kashiwagi, Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace japan, said: “These river samples were taken…






Let’s Use New, Safer Energy

Letter published in the ”East Anglian Daily Times” 1ST August 2016 “Sir, The decision made by EDF to proceed with the building of Hinkley C is a manifest disaster at a number of different levels. Firstly, the costs are totally unrealistic, estimated to be £18bn which is double the original budget and at a unit…






Fukushima : The Truth Will Out

‘Power Company admits Fukushima cover-up. Bosses of the Tokyo Electric Power Company have admitted covering up the scale of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in March 2011. The company took two months to own up to the meltdown of three reactors after an earthquake and tsunami. In a report it now says that…






The Way Forward— Renewable Enery

‘The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century has released ‘Renewables 2016: Global Status Report. The report notes that 2015 was an “extraordinary” year for renewable energy. “Renewables are now established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Rapid growth, particularly in the power sector, is driven by several factors, including the improving…