My name's René Lavanchy. I'm a freelance journalist specialising in infrastructure, particularly financing, funding, procurement and policy. This blog parades a little of what I know (more here).
I've written about infrastructure for The Guardian, Total Politics magazine, Private Eye magazine and Modern Railways magazine amongst others. I also help out a certain corporate entity with it. Previously I was a senior reporter at Infrastructure Journal and a political/industrial/policy reporter at Tribune magazine.
I'm always interested in hearing about freelance writing and other opportunities. You can contact me at rene dot lavanchy at googlemail dot com.
Category Archives: Nuclear power
News that British energy regulator Ofgem has complained about the lack of transparency over energy prices pushes the issue of how we pay for our electricity back into the spotlight. Meanwhile, a centrist think-tank has published a report about a … Continue reading
Following up on the news that the UK is to have a new nuclear power station built for a cool £16 billion (US$25.87bn) (see below), I’ve been taking views on the subject and have come to an interesting conclusion: I … Continue reading
While important, there doesn’t seem to be very much surprising about yesterday’s announcement from the UK government about the agreement for EDF and friends to finance, build and operate a nuclear power plant. (As I said below, they will get … Continue reading
The more I hear about the imminent agreement between the UK government and EDF Energy over the guaranteed price of electricity from their planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, the more controversial the deal seems to be. Here I’m going to … Continue reading
I was going to write about something completely different today, but hearing Robert Peston’s distinctive nasal tones on the radio made me change my mind. The UK Treasury has been negotiating for some time with EDF Energy about minimum electricity … Continue reading