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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste consignment to America – why?

A very unusual exchange is about to take place over the Atlantic. The UK is sending some 700kg of highly enriched uranium to be disposed of in the US, the largest amount that has ever been moved out of the

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On the ‘deep state’ hypothesis – Phil Johnstone and Andy Stirling react to critique

Recently Jessica Jewell from the POLET network offered a critical response to the hypothesis explained in a previous blog post by Andy Stirling and me about the links between civil and military nuclear power in the UK. Our hypothesis is

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“Energy security is not all about building big legacy projects”: notes from a Select Committee enquiry

Emily Cox, Sussex Energy Group As seems more and more the case in recent years, energy security is top of everyone’s agenda, probably at least in part due to recent reporting of increased risk of the lights going out this

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Whither energy policy: Is the government getting the worst of two worlds?

Gordon Mackerron, Claire Carter and Florian Kern of Sussex Energy Group, SPRU, University of Sussex What do the pre-Spending Review announcements from DECC –  and the Review itself – mean for UK energy and climate change policy?  The upfront statement that energy

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All at sea: making sense of the UK’s muddled nuclear policy

A new ‘The Conversation’ post by Phil Johnston and Andy Stirling Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has recently been waving huge wads of cash at different (but

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