UK Outlines Flawed “Low Carbon Transition Plan”

July 16, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

After twelve years in power the British Labour government yesterday outlined what it has deemed a “low carbon transition plan”. Coopting language from the growing Transition Town movement is a crafty tactic by the British government that is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with 80% cut by 2050. Let’s get … Read More

Nuclear Spin Doctors Win As Greens Go Pro-Nukes

February 24, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Earlier this month, the crème of the nuclear industry spin doctors gathered in Edinburgh in Scotland at the posh Sheraton Hotel. The event, known as PIME 2009, is where they outline their public relations techniques as to how to try and sell a dangerous, expensive and dirty fuel as green, clean and climate friendly.

Nuclear’s CO2 Cost “Will Climb”

May 1, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

It’s the myth on which the ongoing nuclear renaissance is built: that nuclear power is one of the solutions to climate change. But now the case for nuclear power as a low carbon energy source to replace fossil fuels has been challenged in a new report by Australian academics. It suggests greenhouse emissions from the … Read More

UK Goes Nuclear

January 10, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

After years of dithering by the government and a slick PR campaign by the industry, the UK government is set to approve a new generation of nuclear power stations today. The business secretary, John Hutton, will tell MPs that new stations must be built to ensure future security of supply and help produce a balanced … Read More

McCain Warns of Vulnerability of Foreign Oil

April 24, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

In the third of three major policy addresses, Republican presidential candidate, John McCain has talked about the “great and urgent challenge – breaking our nation’s critical dependence on foreign sources of oil”. In a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) McCain warned that America’s “dependency on foreign oil and the way … Read More

Oz Goes Nuclear

November 21, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

A report to Autralian Prime Minister John Howard has concluded that twenty-five nuclear reactors, mainly on the east coast, could be producing a third of Australia’s electricity needs by the year 2050. The cost of nuclear power would be substantially higher than fossil fuels, but the attachment of a price on carbon emissions could make … Read More