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Nuclear power

Nation with least need for nuclear energy has most to gain

Even the pro-nuclear-power Dr James Hansen doubts Aotearoa needs it: You happen to be very fortunate and be very wealthy in terms of renewable energy. But New Zealanders’ future prospects now directly depend upon an unprecedented international mobilisation to... read more

Only with nuclear is there time to feed the world

Forty years ago this year, Band Aid released a single that in its first week became the fastest selling track ‘in all time’ in the United Kingdom. Co-written by Bob Geldof, Do They Know it’s Christmas went on to sell more than three million copies, and led to the... read more

Nuclear power fan death

It will shortly be four years shy of half a century. In November 1965, the United States president’s science advisory committee warned: Carbon dioxide is being added to the earth’s atmosphere by the burning of coal, oil and natural gas at the rate of 6‍ ‍billion tons... read more

100% pure space mission

Fan-Death Nuclear Power Fan Death Nuclear power Fan death Soon, it will be four years shy of half a century. In November 1965, the United States president’s science advisory committee warned: Carbon dioxide is being added to the earth’s atmosphere by the burning of... read more

Storm sidestepped over fewer grandchildren

In one notable respect, he was not preaching to the converted. With the possible exception of the odd journalist, the 350 people who packed the 250-seat Auckland University lecture theatre on Thursday evening had been ready to hear everything Dr James Hansen might... read more

Marcus Shipton says give nuclear a chance

Based on a talk at the Mahurangi Club Isaiah 11:6 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. I am not here to convince you... read more

On the bus for thorium-powered future

Updated 10 September 2010 It was a sobering statement. There’s not enough power available to electrify Auckland’s transport. Gary Heaven knows a lot about such things, given that much of his information technology work is for power utilities. The immediate discussion,... read more

Yes we can ministerial

The green stars of the show are set to be the Arabs and the Koreans. South Korea is spending a greater percentage of its economic recovery stimulus on green initiatives than any country in the world. And the United Arab Emirates is investing heavily in renewable... read more

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