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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 - 18:15 to 19:30
Event location: 
Lecture Theatre 3 (Cambridge Judge Business School)

Join us for the launch of Dr Simon Taylor’s new book, The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain.

Britain was a pioneer in civil nuclear power and there were high hopes in the 1950s that this could be a source of cheap electricity and a valuable export opportunity. In The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain, Dr Taylor looks at why these hopes were never realised, and how we have come to see a new rise in nuclear power in recent years.

Throughout the book, Dr Taylor looks at:

  • Energy policy
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Changing environmental priorities

Will this new nuclear energy turn out to be a heroic story of UK leadership on a matter of global importance, or will prove a hugely costly folly, as with British nuclear power in the past?

Simon’s talk will be followed by drinks and nibbles in the Common Room.