Tag Archives: Nuclear power

The power of lobbying

Great piece in the Grauniad by Catherine Mitchell today on how renewables are squeezed between the nuclear lobby on the one hand and the Treasury’s bet on cheap gas on the other.

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Ich bin ein Grün?

Over in Germany, politics is going nuclear. This year the coalition government led by centre-right Christian Democrat (CDU) Chancellor Merkel, in partnership with the right-wing FDP, is facing likely defeat in series of state elections. The government’s unpopularity is driven by several factors, including fallout from Wikileaks that showed senior FDP figures sharing sensitive information with the US government.

But climate and energy policy is also in the mix. Continue reading


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