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Coal and Corruption: The Battle for Gerze

Chris Walker and Morgan Hartley

17th August, 2012

After years of protest, plans by the Anadolu Group to build a coal power plant in the seaside town of Gerze are awaiting the go-ahead from the Turkish government. But protest group YEGEP are not giving up without a fight more...
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Toxic waste from Burma's largest coal project could displace 12,000

Katharine Helmore

20th January, 2011

Despite wreaking havoc on the health of local villagers and the environment, Burma's military regime is doing nothing to reduce the impact of the Tigyit power plant and mine more...

Lester Brown: 'We shouldn't count on Copenhagen to save us'

Matilda Lee

10th November, 2009

Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute and the WorldWatch Institute, on his fears for Copenhagen, genetically modified food and the failure of the media more...

Half of the UK's reactors offline

News

25th October, 2007

The nuclear industry continues to show failings in reliability by shutting down nearly half of the UK’s reactor fleet for maintenance this week, even as the Government finalises its consultation on a new generation of British nuclear power. more...
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'Stitch-up' nuclear consultation exposed in new video

News

4th October, 2007

Greenpeace has released a video detailing the Government's continued mishandling of the nuclear consultation process. more...
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'Sham' consultation records 46 per cent in favour of nuclear power

News

10th September, 2007

The Government’s ongoing consultation on nuclear power, which late last week was described as ‘a sham’ by environmental groups, has recorded preliminary results of 46 per cent in favour of nuclear power. more...
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New nuclear consultation a 'sham'

News

7th September, 2007

The Government’s second attempt at a fair and legal public consultation on nuclear power has been declared a ‘sham’ by leading environmental groups. more...
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Build four nuclear plants a week, or phase it out, report says

News

28th June, 2007

Four nuclear power stations would have to be built every week from now on if nuclear power is to play a serious role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a report by the Oxford Research Group has concluded. more...
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Scotland says no to nuclear waste

News

27th June, 2007

The Scottish Executive has firmly refused to have nuclear waste buried north of the border, when asked as part of a new government consultation exercise. more...
In the News

Nuclear power station runs without safety device

News

18th June, 2007

A nuclear reactor at Oldbury power station in Gloucestershire was allowed to operate despite the fact it had not been fitted with a crucial internal safety system which would shut down the reactor in the case of a fire. more...
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Nuclear power can’t take the heat

News

21st May, 2007

Future nuclear power plants, which are to be given the green light in the Government’s Energy White Paper later this week, will be forced to reduce their output as temperatures rise as a result of climate change, the International Herald Tribune has reported. more...
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'Dirty Thirty' named and shamed

News

11th May, 2007

Ten of the Europe's thirty most polluting power stations are in the UK, a new report from the World Wildlife Fund has revealed. more...

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Greenpeace: nuclear power sums don't add up

News

3rd May, 2007

Greenpeace has published an independent report demonstrating that support for nuclear power as a way of tackling climate change would be an economic disaster. more...
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The Nuclear Dossier

Jon Hughes

1st June, 2006

Think nuclear power and you probably thing of small amounts of highly radioactive material, safely encased in vast concrete bunkers, generating an endless and constant supply of clean electricity. Yes it's expensive and clearly there is a problem with nuclear waste, but if it is the answer to climate change then why not? more...

Nuclear Power Dossier: Operation and Maintenance

The Ecologist

1st June, 2006

While the world worries about a terrorist attack on a nuclear power station, industry chiefs have an even greater threat - staff boredom more...

Nuclear Power Dossier: Licenced Emissions and Controlled Releases

The Ecologist

1st June, 2006

Stop worrying about major accidents such as Chernobyl, nuclear reactors legally emit radioactive particles that are causing clusters to erupt around the country. more...

Nuclear Power Dossier: Decommissioning

The Ecologist

1st June, 2006

Decommissioning has a ring of finality to it. But don't be fooled. A nuclear reactor will be standing for another 150 years before it is finally razed to the ground more...

A Nuclear Future?

Rachel Francis

1st June, 2006

The Iraq war, the single farm payment, and finally a very expensive Nuclear new build. Can it get any worse asks Rachel Francis? more...
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Green Electricity… Are you being conned?

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2005

Just change your electricity supplier and help fight climate change. Sounds too good to be true. Is it? more...
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People Power

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2004

The community of Machynlleth has gone beyond just investing in someone else’s wind turbine. They’ve clubbed together and planned, built and paid for one of their own. more...

Nuclear Power Dossier: Conversion and Enrichment

Jon Hughes

1st June 2006

The secretive side of nuclear power that uses chemicals 10,000 times more potent greenhouse gases than CO2...and is fuelling a nuclear arms race more...

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