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Sandpit

August 19, 2019 - 06:00 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Monday Message Board

August 19, 2019 - 05:59 -- Admin

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please. If you would like to receive my (hopefully) regular email news, please sign up using the following link

Adani beware: coal is on the road to becoming completely uninsurable

August 15, 2019 - 07:05 -- Admin

That’s the headline for my latest piece in The Conversation. Although I use Adani as a convenient example, it’s about the bigger issue of whether insurers will flee from the potential litigation liability of insuring fossil fuel producers. Of these, thermal coal miners and generators are the most vulnerable because they are already marginal in economic terms.

Monday Message Board

August 12, 2019 - 06:21 -- Admin

Another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. Civil discussion and no coarse language please. Side discussions and idees fixes to the sandpits, please. If you would like to receive my (hopefully) regular email news, please sign up using the following link

Are SMRs vaporware

August 8, 2019 - 12:40 -- Admin

It seems as if nuclear fans in Australia have given up on conventional Generation III/III+ reactors such as the Westinghouse AP1000 and Areva EPR: unsurprising in view of the massive cost overruns and delays experienced in attempts to construct them.

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