Monthly Archives: August 2016

EDF’s Hinkley Point appeal headlined: but who hears about the government’s nuclear industry conviction and the threat of further cases?

The Financial Times recently reported the July ruling of a High Court judge that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Department of Energy and Climate Change) acted unlawfully in the way it awarded Babcock* and Fluor (USA) a £7bn contract to dismantle … Continue reading

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UN talks recommend negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban treaty

Roslyn Cook sends news from the ICAN website: the UN’s “Open-Ended Working Group” talks on nuclear disarmament concluded by making a clear recommendation to start negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons.   Bringing together governments, academia and civil society, … Continue reading

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The nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – an American perspective

Are they the single greatest acts of terrorism in human history? This question has been posed by Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002 he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com). Extracts  Kyoko Hayashi, … Continue reading

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Professor Grubb: for a new government not to review a 35-year contract committing an estimated £30bn of subsidy would surely be a gross dereliction of duty

Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London is the author of Planetary Economics, reviewed here: http://www.energypost.eu/new-framework-climate-policy-carbon-pricing-enough/ He writes in the FT (added subtitles): “The UK government is entirely right to … Continue reading

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