Hinckley Point Subsidies

£24.5 billion is a great deal of money. It would equip every home in the United Kingdom with solar water heating systems. However, things being as they are the UK government has decided that a better use for the money (some of which will be provided by EDF, is to build a new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point in Somerset. The £24.5 billion is merely the construction cost. Another £7 billion is required for working capital. Continue reading

Too Much Power

Any electrical power failure in a developed or developing society has serious consequences. So many people need electricity in order to work, whether it be in a factory where the power and machines work in tandem with people to produce goods, or whether it be in an office where banks of workers are working behind computer monitors with telephones  headsets strapped on. When the power fails work stops and often life saving procedures stop. Our dependence on electricity is astonishing. Continue reading