Posts Tagged ‘Low carbon growth’

An excellent study, by Dr. Tao Wang and Dr. Jim Watson of the Tyndall Research Centre, looks at the development paths necessary to substantially reduce China’s greenhouse gas emissions over the long-term. The study is a culmination of three years of research and it is probably the most thoughtful and comprehensive study of its kind […]


This post continues some of the reflections on the potential for nuclear to play a role in the supply of low carbon energy. Here we are considering the adequacy of uranium supplies. Let’s start with estimates of global uranium reserves… According to the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Red Book, there is 5.5 million tones of conventional […]


Picking up on a previous post (can we supply low carbon energy to 9 billion people) which highlighted the potential importance of next generation nuclear power if we are to meet the world’s energy needs with low carbon energy sources, I wanted to take a closer look at the practicalities and the realities of nuclear […]


I’ve recently returned from India and have been reflecting on the scale of the challenge that the country faces to reduce its growth in GHG emissions. Below are a few observations on the scale of the challenge and possible low carbon options. In discussing these options, please be assured that I am not ignoring the […]