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UK - the world's plutonium store?

The Ecologist

27th November 2013

An unexpected outcome of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is that the UK's Sellafield nuclear site - already the world's biggest plutonium repository - is set to store even more of the radioactive, fissionable metal. more...
Fukushima live today - Photo: Tepco webcam.

Can we risk another Fukushima?

Tom Burke

27th November 2013

Tom Burke expresses his disgust at those who downplay the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and asks: is the world willing to tolerate repeat nuclear disasters? If not the answer is simple - an end to nuclear power. more...

Welcome to Nuclear Land

Edgar Vaid

29th November 2013

As plans go ahead for the UK’s first new nuclear plant in twenty years, Edgar Vaid reviews a film that takes a look at the issues surrounding the use of nuclear power by our neighbours across the Channel ... more...
Baby feet. Photo:  Denis Vrublevski / Shutterstock.com.

Fukushima fallout damaged thyroid glands of California babies

Chris Busby

19th November 2013

A new study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. more...
Hinkley protest

Nuclear subsidies: Open letter to Commissioner Almunia

Gerry Wolff

15th November 2013

Following the UK Government's announcement of huge public subsidies for the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset, England, Energy Fair has called on EU Commissioner Almunia to open a formal investigation for breaches of competition law. more...
Olkiluoto, Finland

Nuclear assault on the poor, workers and UK economy

Donnachadh McCarthy

1st November 2013

Former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats, Donnachadh McCarthy, writes to Lib Dem DECC Secretary of State Ed Davey about Hinkley C nuclear power station. more...

State Secrets Act to supress Fukushima information

Oliver Tickell

30 October 2013

Japan's new State Secrets Act promises a fearful clampdown on journalist and whistle-blowers. Critics say its main purpose is to lock down information about Fukushima. more...

Nuclear power gets twice the price of solar!

Oliver Tickell

28th October 2013

The UK government's policy to pay for more for nuclear power than for power from solar PV is in direct contradiction of EU rules on state aid. more...

EU energy subsidies - the truth is out!

24th October 2013

Each year member states spend €40 billion on supporting fossil fuels, €35 billion on nuclear, and just €30 billion on renewable energy. more...

Give community wind power the same EMR terms as Hinkley C!

22nd October, 2013

David Toke

EDF etc have been offered terms for constructing Hinkley C which are way superior to the terms being currently offered to renewable energy ... more...

With nuclear power: truth is the first casualty

21st October 2013

Oliver Tickell

The Hinkley deal is a disastrous one for the UK, its taxpayers and energy users. We will be locked into a punitively high electricity price, index-linked, from 2025 until 2060, and the cumulative cost of this one nuclear power station will be well in excess of £100 billion, or around £1 billion per year in today's money. more...
Fukushima

Fukushima: the social impact of a nuclear disaster

Hiroki & Ngaire Takano

15th February, 2012

The earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Japan last year compounded pre-existing issues like falling birth rates, fragmented families and shrinking communities. What does the future hold? more...

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Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

Links between childhood leukaemia and nuclear power plant radiation

Matilda Lee

15th February, 2012

The UK government's scientific advisory group found no link between childhood leukaemia and proximity to nuclear power plants, but German and French research has found an alarming doubling of risk more...
Semipalatinsk

Kazakhstan’s nuclear legacy offers lessons for Fukushima

Matilda Lee

30th August, 2011

The Semipalatinsk region suffered under four decades of Soviet nuclear testing. Now, the country wants to become an international research hub for the effects of radiation on future generations. Matilda Lee reports from Kazakhstan more...
Nuclear power station

The big divide: is ideology holding back greens from embracing nuclear power?

Matilda Lee

20th July, 2011

Once united in opposition, the environmental movement is now divided on nuclear power. Matilda Lee reports on why some greens say that anti-nuclear is just sentimentalism more...
A nuclear power station

Aren't floods, cancer and infant mortality enough to stop Hinkley nuclear proposal?

Rosie Shute

29th June, 2011

Despite claims of a higher incidence of breast cancer and infant mortality in the vicinity of the existing Hinkley nuclear plant, and concerns over flooding in the region, the government has put forward crazy plans for a new facility says Rosie Shute more...
wind

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...
Uranium tailings mound

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...

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