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27 December 2013 Last updated at 22:13

Energy: What's the least worst option?The Drax power station in Yorkshire

Powering Britain in the future is a contentious issue, with every proposal meeting strenuous, sometimes hostile, objections. BBC science editor David Shukman asks why everyone is so angry about energy.


HohlraumFusion milestone passed at US lab

Researchers at a US lab have passed a crucial milestone on the way to their ultimate goal of achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion.

Giant gas platform sinks below waves

Norwegian energy giant takes a technological leap but is criticised for hunting out more fossil fuels

Features and Analysis

  • Nodding donkey in CaliforniaPeak? What peak?

    Just when it looked like it was drying up, America manages to find more oil

  • solar panelsEnd of the bender

    Will German shift to renewables end with an expensive hangover?


  • Building site at Hinkley PointPrice point

    What is the real cost of new nuclear?


  • Fracking siteSlam dunk?

    Why the UK's shale gas bonanza may not be a done deal


  • Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.Shale quest

    China's plans to tap into massive shale reserves


  • Seaweed harvestAquatic answer? Watch

    Scientists farm seaweed as part of project to make biofuel


  • wind energy sunsetBody blows

    Are efforts to develop carbon-free energy stalling?


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