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…

dry storage

Sizewell B Is Becoming A Nuclear Waste Dump

The Campaign recently wrote to the ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ (EADT) concerning the official opening of the £200m dry fuel storage facility at Sizewell B. This new development is in part because the current ponds at Sizewell B are at near capacity and in part because there are no Geological Disposal Facilities (GDF) anywhere in…


Proposed Hinkley Point C – An Update

The main (French) Board of EDF has yet to make the key decision as to whether or not to proceed with the construction of the twin nuclear reactors (the European Pressurised Reactors — Hinkley C) since, among other considerations, there is dissension among the Board members. The earliest date for a decision is now September…

Our AGM Decisions

At a well—attended AGM held at ’The Star’, Wenhaston, the following were elected to serve the Campaign for the year 2016/2017. Chairman: Charles Barnett (re-elected). Treasurer: The present Treasurer, John Fulcher, has retired after decades of service. Since there are no offers (so far) to take his place, in the interim Charles has agreed to…


The Way Forward – Renewables

In 2015, the renewables, principally wind power— generated a massive 25% of the UK’s electricity: more than nuclear. Britain’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm will be built in northern Scotland in the Moray Firth, costing £2.6bn (the Beatrice scheme) and provide power to 450,000 homes. from The Times 24th May, 2016