Risk Of Major Nuclear Accidents Underestimated

Major reactor accidents of nuclear power plants are rare, yet the consequences are catastrophic. But what is meant by “rare”? The results of a new study indicate that previously the occurrence of INES 7 major accidents and the risks of radioactive contamination have been underestimated. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz…

The Way Forward : Offshore Wind Is Energy Of Future

‘By 2020, the U.K. Government is calling for 18,000 megawatts of installed offshore wind capacity, contributing around 55 terrawatt-hours of electricity and creating some 70,000 permanent jobs/ – Renewable U.K. 30th May, 2012. (But this goal will not be achieved unless the Government gives the financial and planning support necessary, rather than prop up the…

Update On Fukushima

Fifteen months after 19,000 people were killed and 347,000 permanently displaced by the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear facility, Yoshihiko Noda, the Prime Minister, ordered the restart of two nuclear reactors in the town of Oi, in western Japan . It was, he said, an attempt to protect the country’s fragile…