May, 2012

Comment Rejected by EADT

Could you please clarify what part of this comment is libel. The data is taken from http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/EN010001/2.%20Post-Submission/Application%20Documents/Other%20Documents/8.16%20Economic%20Strategy/8.16%20Economic%20Strategy.pdf Are you accusing EdF of libel? Other reports are from here: National unions and transnational workers: The case of Olkiluoto 3, Finland, Nathan Lillie, University of Groningen http://rug.academia.edu/NathanLillie/Papers/1448682/National_unions_and_transnational_workers_the_case_of_Olkiluoto_3_Finland Electrical workers’ union puts in court claims for millions of […]

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Reply from MP with original letter

Letter to MP Wednesday 9 May 2012 Dear Richard Bacon, Thank you for your letter date 20th of April. However, I stated in my letter (16th of April) that I wanted your views on nuclear subsidies. It is clear from your response that you merely quoted from Chris Huhne – you even forgot to remove […]

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Olkiluoto and Flamanville – More Defects

Concrete pouring has been suspended at Flamanville due to weld defects. Other parts made by the same manufacturer are now beind investigated. Despite the fact that it could take a year before pouring continues EdF claim that they are still on target for 2016 (original target was 2012)[1]. It is now known how much this […]

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UK R&D Expenditure on Energy

Just a quick look at the UKs R&D expenditure on energy. Not that exciting but I thought I would have a look. Data is taken from the International Energy Agency (http://www.iea.org/dbtw-wpd/Textbase/stats/rd.asp) Nuclear accounts for 65% of the R&D Expenditure since 1974. However, things have changed recently if we look at the expenditure per year: So […]

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Emails to Paul Wood – 28 May Event

From Me: 2012-05-09 Where is the meeting to be held? Also there are various community groups who would like to put their point of view across at the event. This would be in the form of displays and printed material. I would appreciate it if you would contact us about how we would be able […]

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Email to Journalist:25,000 Jobs at Sizewell?

A recent article in by Archant says that Sizewell will create 25,000 jobs here is my correspondence withe the reporters craig.robinson@archant.co.uk and Richard.Porritt@archant.co.uk From: Richard.Porritt@archant.co.uk Hi Pete, EDF predict Sizewell C will create 25,000 during its lifetime. For this to be independently verified at this stage is close to impossible, of course. You can rest […]

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The Earth should emit as much energy as it receives from the Sun

This is something that I wrote quite a while ago. Basically the Earth has to emit as much energy as it receives from the Sun or else it will get warmer. The physics of this is quite well understood. The orgininal question was about using rockets to boost the earth into a higher orbit and […]

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Big Society – CUT

Suffolk Association of Voluntary Organisations – cut 10% Supports Suffolk’s voluntary and community sector. Local authority funding cut: £5,695.62. Relate – cut 10% Advice to children and families who are undergoing issues within the family or relationships. Local authority funding cut: £3,150. Lowestoft SLA Volunteer Centre – cut 10% Part fund the running of a […]

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Jobs – The Weakest Argument for Nuclear

Nuclear Jobs In Perspective The number of people employed on the construction site will vary over the lifetime of the project. Research by the CITB[1] suggest that even if all eight proposed plants go ahead then employment within the construction industry would peak at less than 17,000 over the UK. This is an increase of […]

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‘Slave Labour’ building nuclear plants

Two nuclear power plants of the type proposed for Hinkley and Sizewell are currently under construction. One of them is at Flamanville in France and the other at Olkiluoto in Finland. Both are over budget and suffering from long delays and it is not certain whether either of them will be completed. However, this post […]

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