Category Archives: nuclear

The world-wide trend toward sustainable communities

Local administrations around the world are stepping up efforts to build resilience into their communities. [14 October 2014 | Peter Boyer] “He’s from Barcelona.” That was Sybil Fawlty’s way of explaining the physical and verbal ineptitude of Manuel, the Spanish … Continue reading

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Renewable energy hits high-level opposition

Powerful vested interests are persuading political leaders that renewable energy is an expensive mistake. [13 May 2014 | Peter Boyer] The weighty tomes I find myself reading these days don’t lend themselves to a relaxing holiday, so it was with … Continue reading

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Dare we mention the n-word?

Nuclear power has been off the agenda in Australia since the 1970s. It’s time to reconsider it. [5 November 2013 | Peter Boyer] I was born in the shadow of the bomb, a year after the Japanese cities of Hiroshima … Continue reading

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