2011

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In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, many countries are undertaking major reviews of their energy strategies – with Germany announcing the most ambitious intentions. David Elliott, Open University, looks at the radical changes that are afoot.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 26 October 2011)
 

Peter Burt, Nuclear Information Service, examines the major redevelopment of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, and points out how new facilities could allow the UK to sidestep international controls on nuclear weapons development.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

With a subsidiary of major arms company, Lockheed Martin, being a lead contractor for the UK’s 2011 census, Geoff Meaden asks if the data collected will really be secure.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Dr Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, highlights the failure of the biotech economy and argues that decisions on R&D investments should be made more democratic and accountable.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Michael Reinsborough asks whether synthetic biologists are rushing ahead with development of associated technologies before the science is properly understood.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, argues that recently announced military cuts coupled with an expanding ‘green’ sector suggest the start of major shift in the UK economy.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, argues that only with a fundamental change in approach will the UK’s defence and security strategies be ‘fit for purpose’.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Claus Montonen, University of Helsinki/ Technology for Life Finland, reveals disturbing evidence of shortcuts, overspending and commercial infighting during the construction of Olkiluoto 3 – the first of a planned new generation of nuclear power stations in Europe.

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, looks at whether the much heralded 'nuclear renaissance' is happening elsewhere.

Articles from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

David Elliott, Open University, critically assesses the financial mechanisms offered by the UK government to stimulate growth in renewable energy technologies.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)

With Addendum (published online: 2 February 2011)
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the government’s spending cuts.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)