The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #151

date: 30/11/2022

Episode 151 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

You can download the episode directly here.

This week, Craig talks to Dr Paul Dorfman, Chair of the Nuclear Consulting Group, about the UK’s plans for new nuclear plants. They discuss how expensive new nuclear is compared to modern renewables, how it’ll take too long build the new plants to make an impact on climate targets and why the “PFI-like” funding model the UK is using to pay for the plants will force your energy bills up for years or even decades before the new plants start generating power.

Jim Cuthbert’s paper on the RAB funding model can be read here.

The Nuclear Consulting Group can be found here.

Common Weal has distilled ten years of our policy work into our new book Sorted: a handbook for a better Scotland. The crowdfunder is still open until November 30th and the book will be launching on December 3rd.

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The Policy Podcast would like to discuss all of Common Weal’s policy papers in detail as well as other major policy stories in and around Scotland so if there are any topics that you would like to see covered or if you have an interesting policy story to tell and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Craig at craig@common.scot

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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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