Who Needs Oil or Nukes Anyway?

May 10, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan many commentators, including some leading environmentalists argued that despite the inherent risks of nuclear power, it was still a necessary evil in the battle about climate change. They joined other pro-nuclear voices that have been growing steadily over the last few years in arguing that … Read More

Over 20% of Nuke Reactors on Fault Lines

March 16, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

For the last two decades the nuclear industry has undertaken one of the most sophisticated public relations exercises in order to try and show the world that the technology is safe, secure, clean and green. They have very nearly succeeded. We are on the cusp of a nuclear revival, driven largely because of climate change. … Read More

“The chain is as strong as the weakest link”

March 15, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

The unfolding nuclear emergency in Japan once again highlights the vulnerability of our centralised energy infrastructure to major disasters or even a potential terrorist attack. At the moment all efforts must go to containing and controlling the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima plant. When this is done, at some time serious questions need to be … Read More

US Military Warns Of “Severe Energy Crunch”

April 12, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

The United States Joint Forces Command goes by the slogan “Ready for today. Preparing for tomorrow”. But the military planners are certainly getting worried about tomorrow. They argue that “Fossil fuels will very likely remain the predominant energy source going forward,” but then warn that “a severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion … Read More

“No Democratic Legitimacy” for New Nukes and Coal

November 9, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

A radical shake-up of Britain’s planning laws is going to be announced today which will make it easier for the government to fast-track or steam-roll large energy projects such as nuclear, gas or  power stations or even wind turbines. In all the government will publish six “National Policy Statements” on energy this afternoon, including – … Read More