Posts tagged with ‘energy’

A natural, not nuclear, disaster

Sunday, 13 March 2011

I had felt it inappropriate to write a piece in support of nuclear power, which seems such a trivial matter when thousands of people have lost their lives in the earthquake and ensuing tsunami. However, it seems anti-nuclear groups in the UK and Germany, and no doubt other areas, are attempting to capitalise on the […]

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Earth needs more than an hour’s switch-off

Saturday, 28 March 2009

At 20:30 GMT today, people have been urged to switch off their lights for 60 minutes for Earth Hour. Now I realise this gesture is supposed to be symbolic rather than make a significant impact on the world’s annual energy consumption. I just hope it doesn’t send out the message that by switching lights off […]

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Nuclear needed to plug energy gap

Friday, 19 May 2006

This week, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come out in favour of a new generation of nuclear power stations. While it is unfortunate if he has pre-empted the findings of the government’s energy review, on this occasion I believe Mr Blair has made the right choice. In an ideal world, we would be able […]

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