Why Germany is Dumping Nuclear Power, and Britain Isn't

September 9, 2015 by Sussex Energy Group

Nuclear Power and Policy

Under the current major Energy Transition (Energiewende), Germany is seeking to entirely phase out nuclear power by 2022. Yet the UK has for many years advocated a “nuclear renaissance”, promoting the most ambitious new nuclear construction programme in Western Europe.[read more]


Britain's First Nuclear Power Plant In A Generation Isn't A Great Deal, But Neither Are The Alternatives

October 10, 2014 by Robert Wilson

Britain and Nuclear Energy Options


The European Commission announced that Britain's first new nuclear power plant for over twenty years does not violate state aid laws, and it now appears certain that it will be built. Hinkley C has been described as the "most expensive power plant ever built" by the usual assortment of green voices.[read more]

British Isles Endure Unprecedented Flooding

February 15, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Britain and Flooding

Even while the United States East Coast shivers under a record cold, Alaska basks in heat and California continues to experience extreme drought (despite the recent rain), it is the British Isles that are truly being hammered by extreme weather.[read more]

Survey: Massive Public Support For British Green Taxes, What Does The Public Really Want?

October 21, 2013 by Joshua Hill

A poll by Survation has found that the British public supports the idea of green levies, no matter that those same levies are being blamed for higher energy bills. The survey covered a wide ranging list of issues being faced by the UK population.[read more]

New Report Plots Path to Zero Carbon Britain

July 17, 2013 by David Thorpe

Zero Carbon Britain?

Leading environmental charity the Centre for Alternative Technology has released a report in which it attempts to show that it is possible for the UK to decarbonise rapidly using the current level of technological development.[read more]

Demand Side Response: Revolution in British Energy Policy

July 1, 2013 by David Thorpe

Britain Demand Response

It's highly significant that demand side response is to be included in auctions for the future British electricity capacity market, because it marks a move away from the principle of satisfying peak demand at any price.[read more]

Will Britain Exceed Its Carbon Reduction Targets? Post 2

December 9, 2011 by David Thorpe

This is the second of two posts that examine the UK's claims and efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. Its conclusion: the UK must stop burning coal to win the battle to cut carbon emissions. The Government claimed last week in its Carbon Plan that it is on track to meet its carbon reduction target, but this is contradicted by other...[read more]

Britain’s energy future – political and technical considerations

March 18, 2010 by Barry Brook

Although the BraveNewClimate science blog has an unashamedly Australian flavour and focus, the climate and energy issues covered herein are very much international problems. As such, I’m strongly convinced that the solutions I canvass will be required for most nations this century. In this spirit, I’d like to present a detailed...[read more]

Miliband Opens Southern England’s Largest Wind Farm

July 14, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

Mr Miliband opened the biggest onshore wind farm in the south of England at Romney Marsh in Kent yesterday. The Climate Change Secretary said Britain needs wind farms like the 26 turbine Little Cheney Court wind energy project to diversify its energy sources in order to be less dependent on imported gas. Kevin McCullough, chief...[read more]

British Parliament to Vote on Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Today

April 30, 2008 by Tim Hurst

Ahead of a crucial House of Commons vote on Wednesday, which aims to add a renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT) to the energy bill currently working its way through parliament, a broad-based coalition says that parliament has no time to waste and must act to adopt more aggressive clean energy policies. Farmers unions, environmental...[read more]