Posts Tagged ‘lowcarbon’

Nuclear must be part of the low-carbon mix | Letters

Agneta Rising of the World Nuclear Association and Dr Alexander Bannara reply to criticisms of the industry Re David Lowry’s criticisms of nuclear energy (Letters, 17 September), it is true that nuclear plants stop generating temporarily for maintenance and repair, but the same is true for most other forms of electricity generation. However, on average […]

Reasons to be cheerful: a full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight

Climate change optimism is justified – a complete transition from carbon to solar and wind power looks practical and affordable within a generation My first book on climate change was published 10 years ago. I looked at how responsible individuals could choose to run their lives to cut their carbon footprint. Inevitably minimising your carbon […]

Asia-Pacific could lead low-carbon future

Workers with the power supply company in Chuzhou, Anhui province, check the transmission network under the State Grid before it is connected with a local wind power farm. [Song Weixing/For China Daily] This summer has seen Asia and the Pacific rocked by intense and unstable weather, bringing into even greater focus the need to build […]

We cannot afford not to have nuclear in our low-carbon energy mix | James Smith

Nuclear power must prove itself in cost terms – but we should not be thinking of giving up now The euphoric phase on low-carbon energy is over. There is no solution that is clean and cheap and always on. Yet we must make major investments in energy. Old coal and nuclear plants will have to […]

Grass roots green projects ‘are way to low-carbon UK’

Coalition of groups representing 12 million people hails localising of energy generation, but bemoans lack of state support Community-owned green energy projects present the best chance of converting the UK to a low-carbon economy and should receive more government support, civil society groups representing 12 million people said on Wednesday. Giving local people a stake […]