The Way Forward – Benign Renewables

‘Solar power will reach commercial “take-off” within a decade and displace fossil fuels to become the world’s biggest source of electricity by 2050, according to stunning new forecasts from the International Energy Agency. The IEA said the cost of photovoltaic panels would continue to plummet. Solar has already achieved “socket parity” for consumers in a…

No-Strings £40m For Nuclear Dumps

‘Communities are to be paid millions of pounds just for considering whether to host an underground nuclear waste dump in their area, with no strings attached…. Revised rules by DECC would allow any tier of local government to decide to participate.’ From The Times 25h July,2014 (This would sidestep Cumbria County Council’s refusal to permit…

Sizewell Off-Site Emergency Preparedness: Regulator Fails To Protect Public

Following examination of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s 31- page Project Assessment Report (PAR) issued 23rd April 2014, which is entitled ‘Determination of Sizewell Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) regulations 2001 REPPIR – covering Sizewell A and B off-site emergency planning area’, we have expressed our grave concerns to its Chief Inspector, as follows:…