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Steve Thomas

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This article is part of a series on the
2005-2006 national debate on nuclear
power in the UK

For more articles on this topic,
see the NuclearSpin website

Steve Thomas is a researcher at the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) in the UK. According to the unit's website, he

"...joined PSIRU in February 2001. He specialises in the energy sector, particularly in energy restructuring, privatisation and regulation; nuclear energy; and environmental issues. He is currently writing a book on the UK and Brazilian experiences with electricity privatisation. Before joining PSIRU he worked for 22 years at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University, where he carried out many international energy projects." [1]

Thomas is a critic of the way in which the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has been set up and funded. In a December 2004 paper, he argues that

"Consumers and taxpayers have arguably already paid twice over for decommissioning the Magnox plants and under the provisions of the Energy Act 2004 that allowed the setting up of the NDA, future taxpayers will have to pay a third time." [2]

Contact details

c/o PSIRU, University of Greenwich,
Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.
Tel: +44 20 8331 9056
Fax: +44 20 8331 8665
Email: stephen.thomas AT gre.ac.uk
Website: http://www.psiru.org
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