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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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Why Germany is dumping nuclear power – and Britain isn’t

Philip Johnstone, University of Sussex and Andy Stirling, University of Sussex The starkly differing nuclear policies of Germany and the UK present perhaps the clearest divergence in developed world energy strategies. Under the current major Energy Transition (Energiewende), Germany is

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Will we ever be cooking Christmas turkeys from Hinkley C?

The proposed nuclear development at Hinkley point in Somerset is once again in troubled waters  following news that shares in the French state owned reactor vendor Areva have plummeted by almost a quarter. The company is the only one that can

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Why We Need to Shift Focus from Energy Supply to Reducing Demand

Mari Martiskainen asks whether it is time to have a real debate about moving our focus from energy supply to realising the benefits of energy efficiency. The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported last week that the energy efficiency market was

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European Commission critique of UK nuclear strategy – the potential for a Hinkley-shaped hole in UK energy infrastructure

Nuclear power returns and so does the state. The energy policy that spans England and Wales, unlike those of most European nations, includes strong commitments to construct new nuclear power, with 16GW of new capacity planned by 2030 (BIS, 2013).

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