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Blown away by the competition
Jeremy Gordon asks whether the nuclear industry could improve public engagement by setting up more accessible visitor attractions
Energy demand rising a bit
The vision of blockchain as the route to a distributed low energy utopia has not delivered, argues Jeremy Gordon. Instead it points to an always-on, high-energy-demand future, favouring...
Towards more reasoned debate about nuclear and renewables
Letter to the editor from Andy Stirling, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK
Pass the mic
Japanese leaders insist that nuclear must have a role in the country’s energy future, but their declarations of support can’t do much to convince key communities. By Jeremy Gordon
Proposals for nuclear powered container ships have returned after a decade in the doldrums. By Jeremy Gordon
Macron steers nuclear policy
France remains committed to reducing its nuclear share, but for President Emmanuel Macron the strategic importance of the technology is reaching a new high, writes Jeremy Gordon
Bringing radiation down to earth
If I had a dollar for every time I had heard ‘We need to educate the public’ I would have more than enough to do something about it, says Jeremy Gordon
Nuclear: rivalling renewables?
A recent study suggests that nuclear might ‘crowd out’ renewables and may not, in fact, lead to decarbonisation. Jeremy Gordon looks deeper
Critical moment for China
China has been building the world’s biggest nuclear power plants, but as Jeremy Gordon asks, is it storing up the world’s biggest public relations problems to go with them?
How tragedy plays out
Jeremy Gordon looks at the recent disaster in Beirut and the reaction of the fertiliser industry to the explosion. How does this compare with response to a nuclear accident?
Is the nuclear industry resilient? The true test will be seeing whether they build better business plans, not simply more resilient power plants, says Jeremy Gordon
Jeremy Gordon explains how more data on nuclear energy, and personal experiences, can help people change their views
The coronavirus pandemic has hit most markets hard, but uranium is bucking the trend, Jeremy Gordon explains
A question of reinvention
Nuclear energy needs to reinvent itself so that its benefits, risks and deeds are understood in terms of the values guiding us through this pandemic, says Jeremy Gordon.
Jeremy Gordon considers the legacies we have inherited from previous generations, both radioactive and otherwise.
Why nuclear energy needs a reinvention
Nuclear energy needs to reinvent itself so that its benefits, risks and deeds are understood in terms of the values guiding us through this pandemic, says Jeremy Gordon
Use it or lose it
Jeremy Gordon looks at the closure of Fessenheim, France’s oldest nuclear plant. Does it mark the beginning of the end of nuclear power in the country?
Keep on keeping on
Even if climate targets seem insurmountable, every single reactor means less demand for fossil fuel extraction and a step toward reducing carbon emissions, says Jeremy Gordon.
Just to sell soap
UK-based consumer soap brand Lush always carries one product line from which all proceeds after tax go to a selected charity. Jeremy Gordon looks at how the brand has been...