Article list for the ‘Technology’ Category

My Ecologist article on nuclear power

The Ecologist, an anti-nuclear magazine, has published my article defending nuclear power.

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Pandora’s Promise – the Stephen Tindale interview

This is a link to a YouTube film involving my interview with Robert Stone, who was the director of the film Pandora’s Promise.

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Saving the planet means changing your mind

Video of my TEDx talk about how I had to change my view on nuclear energy when I realised that it is necessary during the low-carbon transition.

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Saving the planet means changing your mind

This is a link to a youtube film of me talking about how I had to change my view on nuclear energy when I realised it is the way towards sustainable energy.

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Small Modular Reactors: One component of a sustainable energy future?

According to the US Department of Energy, global energy use and carbon emissions are set to increase more than 50% by 2025. Demand in China and India is expected to escalate a combined 91%, with other developing countries close behind. Industrialised states’ needs’ are expected to grow by approximately one-third. Governments’ efforts to curb the resulting environmental effects are generally met with low expectations. Are SMRs a solution to this?

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Prospects for biomass in the UK

The UK government is strongly supportive of biomass as a means of increasing energy security. It also regards biomass as a major contributor to meeting the UK’s EU renewable energy target, and as an important contributor to carbon reductions – though it has stressed that not all biomass is sustainable.

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29 July 2011: Jonathon Porritt on nuclear power

Comments on Jonathon Porritt’s arguments against nuclear power.

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Thorium: How to save Europe’s nuclear revival

The Centre for European Reform (CER) has now published my short report on what the EU should do about nuclear power after the events at Fukushima.

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Questions about renewable heat

Questions about pollution from biomass combustion and the efficiency of heat pumps, from Allessandro de Maida

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Would ocean thermal energy conversion be a great sustainable technology for harnessing the stored solar power in the oceans?

Question: Would OTEC – ocean thermal energy conversion – be a great solution for harnessing the stored solar power in the oceans?

Fachina

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