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Nuclear fallout: Government cools on Hinkley Point after EDF approval

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Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) and Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) comments on plans for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point. Read: City AM More: The Guardian

Hinkley Point decision due as government restates commitment to nuclear

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Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) warns that state-backed EDF faces numerous problems over Hinkley decision. Read: City A.M.

A spirited and fascinating tour of our information age

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Review of television programme 'The Joy of Data', mentions Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). Read: The Telegraph

Famous London Zoo aviary to be turned into new Regent's Park des res for monkeys

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Professor Murray Fraser (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) comments on restoration plans for the iconic aviary at London Zoo. Read: Camden New Journal

Estimated cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant rises to £37bn

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) describes the £37bn estimated life time cost of Hinkley Point as a truly shocking figure that underlines how hard it is to get a real handle on the long-term cost of Hinkley. Read: Guardian

Tough to keep the world from warming when carbon is this cheap

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) says: “Governments have set inadequate targets due to lobbying pressures and because they didn’t think carefully enough about overlapping efforts. That has destroyed investor confidence that carbon prices will rise”. Read: Bloomberg

The people trying to save democracy from itself

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Professor Yves Cabannes (UCL Development Planning Unit) explains how participatory budgets are used, saying they are: “… a way to re-establish confidence between citizens and local governments and the politicians – it’s one of the good ways to re-establish re-enchantment of the people”. Read: Guardian

Nanotech art conservation

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Carolien Coon (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) explains the role nanotechnology can play in art conservation. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ (from 9 mins 19 secs), More: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 19 mins 20 secs)

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