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By Peter Paret

ISBN-10: 0691092354

ISBN-13: 9780691092355

Struggle can't be managed in destiny with out an knowing of its earlier. those essays examine warfare, its strategic features and its political and social capabilities, during the last 5 centuries.

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Although nobody knew the scale of the problems ahead, there was concern about the way the previously sceptical CEGB had come back into the UKAEA fold, especially when it emerged that the winning tender had departed materially from the design specification. In an attempt to dispel these doubts, the CEGB published in July its “Appraisal of the Technical and Economic Aspects of Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station” (CEGB, 1965). Stanley Brown, chairman of The AGRs and the reactor debates 23 the CEGB, insisted that the assessment was “a dispassionate study based only on hard commercial facts.

The CEGB shifted to a 10 per cent figure only in the early 1960s (Williams, 1980 pp. 66–68). The higher the interest cost, the worse nuclear costs compare with coal. 51p/kWh at Berkeley. 2p/kWh at the new Ferrybridge C coal station under construction. It estimated the total additional cost of nuclear power at £20 million per annum (House of Commons, 1963). Alex Henney (Henney, 1994) quotes the Ministry of Power as estimating the additional capital cost of building seven nuclear stations between 1962 and 1966 instead of conventional at around £360 million (Henney estimates £4 billion in 1993 money).

At the end of 1964 Sir Christopher Hinton retired from CEGB, to be replaced as chairman by his deputy, Stanley Brown. Hinton’s departure seems to have coincided with the waning of any serious opposition at the CEGB to the AGR. With the tenders all in by the beginning of February 1965, rumours began to circulate in the press only six weeks later that the new Dungeness B would be an AGR after all. The CEGB sent their recommendation to the government in midMay and the official decision was announced on 25 May 1965.

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