Energy Minister: Madness not to use wind

Energy Minister Charles Hendry has waded into the wind power debate by asserting that the UK is “committed to supporting the development of both off and offshore wind.” Mr Hendry responded on his DECC blog to allegations by the Guardian newspaper that wind firms were putting their funds “on hold” as a result of Government […]

Japan braces for storm to hit Fukushima

A powerful typhoon is reported to be heading for the Fukushima area in Japan. According to the Guardian, Junichi Matsumoto, a Tepco spokesman, said: “The biggest cause for concern is the rise of [radioactive] water levels in the [reactors’] turbine buildings.” Typhoon Roke is now on course to hit the Fukushima prefecture, which was ravaged […]