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The nuclear industry’s biggest challenge: PR

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This is the New Statesman’s special supplement on energy issues from last year. It’s worthwhile reading.

Now, I know, it’s unfortunate that I missed this, and I’m now about a year late to the table, but this is a really good piece, it’s worth reading. As well as a great piece of the need for improved PR and public education about nuclear power, which was the main bit I was interested in at first, there are interesting pieces on wind energy, the geopolitics of natural gas supplies in Europe, battery technology, and a great piece by physicist Brian Cox, suggesting that, since we do have access to ample sustainable energy, energy “conservation” as a long term goal is both immoral and dangerous.

Written by Luke Weston

September 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm

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