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Hinkley Point C developers will face £7.2bn cleanup bill

Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on news that for the first time in the UK, the developers of a nuclear power plant will have to pay for its cleanup when it decommissions, saying the cost may be higher than predicted. Read: The Guardian More...

Published: Sep 30, 2016 11:36:34 AM

How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

Dr Thomas Grisaffi (UCL Institute of the Americas) writes about how Bolivia deviated from the American-led crackdown on coca plants with a more successful harm reduction-oriented strategy that clearly differentiates the coca plant and the illegal drug cocaine. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: Sep 30, 2016 11:02:45 AM

Did the working class really vote for Brexit?

Dr D'Maris Coffman (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) is interviewed about the impact of inequality and class divides on the EU referendum. Watch: BBC Two 'Newsnight' (from 29 mins 37 secs) More...

Published: Sep 29, 2016 5:56:28 PM

Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Political Science) co-writes an article about the Paris climate accord, drawing on his own research to assess whether the accord can still be effective if compromises are made for flexible wording. Read: Washington Post More...

Published: Sep 29, 2016 5:43:31 PM