Wind Energy

Wind energy has come a long way since interest was renewed in the ‘70s following the oil price rises. Installed capacity reached almost 370,000 Megawatts worldwide by end 2014, double the figure at end 2010. Wind technology is now ‘mature’.  This note explains the role wind can play and considers the remaining concerns: over costs, the unreliability of wind […]

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Nuclear Power

In July 2015 there were 438 commercial reactors in the world operating in 30 countries supplying 11% of total global electricity. This note is an abbreviated version of Understanding Nuclear Energy. It covers the history; attempts to put the safety concerns into context; and argues that nuclear can play an important part of the UK’s […]

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