Nuclear energy is “not low carbon”. Well, neither is solar. Let’s oppose both!

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Jonathan Porritt has a new blog post claiming nuclear energy is not low carbon. As a result, even proponents of nuclear energy will have to accept it is not a solution to climate change.

As always, Porritt is simply cherry picking evidence from scientists who cherry pick evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

Why hyping solar is bad for renewables

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For a few hours in May this year Germany got over half of its electricity from solar power. A much hyped event that Bill McKibben claimed demonstrates we already have the technology to solve climate change. However, there is a great danger that selectively reporting peak production of different renewable energy sources will lead to public misunderstanding of the relative merits of different renewable energy sources. Read the rest of this entry »