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Letter “The case for state funding must rest on strategic need” by S. Taylor, Financial Times, 15 February 2017

Simon Taylor wrote a letter to Financial Times in response to the editorial “The case for public funding of UK nuclear” from 14 February 2017. The letter titled “The case for state funding must rest on strategic need” was published in FT on 15 February 2017. The full text can be found here | PDF  

Interview with S. Taylor on Nuclear Futures, BBC Radio 4

Simon Taylor, EPRG Associate Researcher, was interviewed for BBC Radio 4 programme Costing the Earth on Nuclear Futures. The programme was broadcast on 1 & 2 November 2016 and covered the subject of extending the lives of the UK’s older nuclear power stations. To listen to the interview, please click here Read more

Comment on Future of Nuclear Industry, House of Commons Select Committee, by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, was invited to the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change to give evidence on the future of the Nuclear Power and Hinkley Project industry on 23 March, 2016. To listen to the recording, please… Read more

Article “Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug” by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, published an article “Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug” in The Guardian on 14 March 2016. “Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, once boasted that British customers would… Read more

Book “The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain” by S. Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master of Finance Programme, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and EPRG Associate Researcher, published his new book “The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain”. The book is now available here.    The review of the book in the latest Nature Energy by Prof Gordon Mackerron can be read… Read more

Book “Privatisation and Financial Collapse in the Nuclear Industry: The Origins and Causes of the British Energy Crisis of 2002” by S. Taylor

A timely contribution and incisive analysis, this is the story of the British experiment in privatizing the nuclear power industry and its subsequent financial collapse. It tells how the UK’s pioneering role in nuclear power led to bad technology choices, a badly flawed restructuring of the electricity industry and the end of government support for nuclear… Read more

EPRG 0814

William Nuttall, Simon Taylor Financing the Nuclear Renaissance EPRG 0814 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also was published in: Financing the Nuclear Renaissance, European Review of Energy Markets, 3 (2) pp. 187-202 Available at European Energy Institute Abstract: This paper considers the key economic risks associated with nuclear power. The authors observe that the bulk of… Read more

EPRG 0808

Simon Taylor Nuclear Power and Deregulated Electricity Markets: Lessons from British Energy EPRG 0808 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Taylor, Simon. (2007), “Nuclear Power and Deregulated Electricity Markets: Lessons from British Energy”, DIW Conference, CESSA Abstract: The privatisation in 1996 and subsequent financial crisis in 2002 of the company British Energy plc shed… Read more

EPRG 1118

Simon Taylor Can New Nuclear Power Plants be Project Financed? EPRG 1118  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper considers the prospects for financing a wave of new nuclear power plants (NPP) using project financing, which is used widely in large capital intensive infrastructure investments, including the power and gas sectors, but has not… Read more