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Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
No Need for Nuclear

TAKE ACTION on nuclear power

Matilda Lee

18th March, 2011

With the Japanese nuclear disaster still unfolding, make your voice heard on Britain's sustainable energy future: say no to nuclear... more...
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Think nuclear is clean energy? Ask the Nigeriens

Carolyn Lebel

1st June, 2010

As the new nuclear renaissance grows, so too does uranium extraction. In Niger, which boasts some of the world's richest deposits, NGOs say that the poor are being exploited for the West's 'clean energy' more...
Didcot power station

How to campaign: climate change and energy

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

25th May, 2010

From direct action campaigns to eco-village renewable energy systems, there are many ways to learn about and get involved in actions to prevent climate change more...
The Ecologist April 1980 issue

The Ecologist April 1980: Nuclear power – the grand illusion

Peter Bunyard

April/May 1980

The questions over nuclear power are still the same today as they were 30 years ago... more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

Government approves ten new sites for nuclear power

Ecologist

9th November, 2009

Environmental groups say nuclear power will create a legacy of waste and undermine the UK's drive towards an economy based on renewable energy more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power

Ecologist

5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...
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Beyond technofix

Richard Heinberg

9th June, 2008

On 12 January, chief scientific adviser Sir David King told the Guardian, ‘any approach that does not focus on technological solutions to climate change – including nuclear power – is one of “utter hopelessness”.’ more...
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Loopholes and scams dog ‘green’ energy

News

1st April, 2008

Green energy is coming under pressure to clean up its act after severe criticism of the Government’s attempts to change the rules on how renewable energy is calculated and further condemnation of the ‘splash and dash’ trading scam in biofuels. 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...
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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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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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IPCC set to green-light nuclear power and biofuels

News

1st May, 2007

The third report of the year from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to green-light nuclear power and large-scale biofuel production as a way of tackling climate change, to the dismay of environmentalists worldwide.
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UK government's support for nuclear power is illegal

News

15th February, 2007

Greenpeace have won a landmark high court battle against government support for nuclear power. 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 - Building a Nuclear Power Station

Ecologist

1st June, 2006

Think nuclear power and you probably think of small amounts of highly radioactive material, safely encased in vast concrete bunkers, generating an endless 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...

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