Nuclear Power

Grassroots action shows new nuclear won't be a pushover

Posted by Richardg — 23 November 2012 at 4:13pm - Comments
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Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point

This morning, as the Energy Bill was making headlines, ten people were setting up a non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station. It's a sure sign that building new reactors will be an uphill struggle.

Japan has turned its back on nuclear power. Will the UK follow suit?

Posted by Richardg — 14 September 2012 at 4:11pm - Comments
Greenpeace activists don radiation suits and parade through some of Jakarta's mo
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Greenpeace activists don radiation suits in Jakarta to highlight the dangers of nuclear power

Japan has added its name to the growing list of countries turning away from nuclear power. It's an historic blow to an industry already in decline and makes a British nuclear renaissance even less likely.

The government's nuclear dream is failing. It’s time for plan B

Posted by Richardg — 20 April 2012 at 1:32pm - Comments
Setting sun shines through nuclear protest flag with radioactive symbol
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The sun is setting on nuclear power plans for the UK

For years the government has placed its faith in nuclear power and the corporate interests that drive the nuclear industry. Its committment to the nuclear dream has warped Britain’s energy policy at the expense of both bill and tax payers.

Iran nuclear crisis needs ‘disruptive diplomacy’, not shock and awe

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 16 April 2012 at 4:33pm - Comments
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Rainbow Warrior sails 20 miles from the port of Bushehr, Iran. 2007

Kumi's blog was originally published by IPS, before the Istanbul summit took place.

Disruptive diplomacy may be the only way out of the Iran-Israel nuclear crisis, the only way to pierce the hegemony of hypocrisy dominating the power politics of nuclear weapons control, of those who have them, and of those who are accused of developing them.

Otherwise, this weekend's meeting on Iran's nuclear programme is likely to be yet another missed opportunity, yet another exercise in futility.

Energy policy in tatters as two more companies scrap plans for new nuclear

Posted by Richardg — 29 March 2012 at 11:16am - Comments
RWE Nuclear powerstation
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This week two more energy companies abandoned their plans to build new nuclear power stations in the UK. It’s left the government’s energy strategy in tatters – and it’s time for them to admit that the future is not nuclear and start investing in cleaner, safer renewable energy.

Global action against nuclear power one year after Fukushima

Posted by petespeller — 5 March 2012 at 5:57pm - Comments
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This Sunday is the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. This natural disaster left 20,000 people dead and missing and thousands more homeless. The tsunami also flooded the back-up generators that were powering the cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, causing several of the reactors to go into meltdown.

Alive and kicking: Indonesia office remains open

Posted by Nur Hidayati — 15 November 2011 at 5:26pm - Comments
Candles spell out 'Don't nuke Asean'
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Our Jakarta office remains open, allowing the forest and nuclear power campaigns to continue

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open.

HSBC backs nuclear power in Indian earthquake zone

Posted by jamie — 11 May 2011 at 11:34am - Comments
Site of the proposed nuclear power station in Jaitapur, India
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Site of the proposed nuclear power station in Jaitapur, India

Two months ago, an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. This not only resulted in a huge natural disaster and humanitarian crisis, but also triggered an unprecedented man-made tragedy. And yet plans are afoot to build a nuclear power plant in another earthquake zone, this time in India.

Chernobyl: 25 years on

Posted by John Sauven — 26 April 2011 at 11:11am - Comments
Nearby village Rosochovz. People are not allowed to move into the area, only lea
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Nearby village Rosochovz. People are not allowed to move into the area, only leave.

Twenty five years ago today, the peace and tranquillity of the small Russian town of Pripyat was shattered when reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded.

Help save our climate (targets)

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 5 April 2011 at 1:47pm - Comments
wind farm at butterwick
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The ongoing problems with the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has prompted many people to question where we get our energy from, now and in the future. The champions of nuclear power say the risks only affect a small number of people and are outweighed by the risks of climate change. So if we can’t burn coal, we must have nuclear power.

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