Success as government's nuclear plans ruled unlawful

Posted by jamie — 15 February 2007 at 9:00am - Comments

The government's decision to back nuclear power was ruled as unlawful by the High Court

In a major blow to the government's plans to reinvigorate nuclear power in the UK, the High Court has ruled their decision to back a programme of new nuclear power stations was unlawful.

Government's key energy review on trial

Posted by bex — 8 February 2007 at 11:34am - Comments

Green groups gather outside the High Court as the government's energy review goes on trial

The government's decision to back a new fleet of nuclear power stations in the UK was "legally flawed", the High Court has heard.

In the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Greenpeace will argue that the government's recent energy review was not the "fullest public consultation" it had committed itself to before making a decision to back new nuclear power stations. The commitment had been made in the earlier energy white paper in 2003.

It's not too late!

Posted by bex — 30 January 2007 at 2:58pm - Comments

It's not too late!

As the world's top climate scientists gather in France to finalise their landmark climate report due out on Friday, we've taken our message to Paris to urge the world's governments to act.

Yet more illegal rainforest timber found in Westminster

Posted by admin — 28 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments
Following our expose at the Cabinet Office, more illegal timber has been found in Westminster

You couldn't make it up. After having been exposed no less than three times already for using illegal timber in their building projects, Tony Blair's government has done it again.

Admiralty Arch update: Government fails to prove claims of illegal timber

Posted by admin — 13 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

The government might be painting over it, but the cracks in their timber policy are still showing

Yesterday we occupied Admiralty Arch where the government is using illegally logged plywood from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea as hoardings around the building. Fourteen protestors sat on top of the Arch, demanding Tony Blair own up and commit to legislation banning imports of illegal timber into the UK.

Illegal timber found on government building site - again!

Posted by admin — 12 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace volunteers scale Admiralty Arch

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but the government has been caught with illegal timber on one of its own building sites. Sounds familiar? It should, because this is the third time it's happened in four years. If it wasn't so serious, it would be funny.

Blair's energy review: save nuclear, destroy the climate

Posted by bex — 11 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

UK floods

It's now official. Blair wants a new generation of nuclear reactors. The energy review is over and, disappointing as it may be, the conclusion won't come as a surprise to anyone who has been following recent events. The review has been a farce from the beginning: "a rubber-stamping exercise for a decision the Prime Minister took some time ago," according to the chairman of the Trade and Industry Committee.

"The future is decentralised"

Posted by bex — 7 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Flowers growing in a greenhouse heated through combined heat and power

Remember 1997? Imagine somebody had predicted then that, within a decade, the Conservatives would be advocating "a revolution in green energy" and New Labour would be the only mainstream party still clinging to nuclear power as a central part of their energy policy. You probably wouldn't have rushed down to Ladbroke's.

UK nuclear reactors are defective, say government inspectors

Posted by bex — 5 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A huge KAPOW projected onto Torness power station

A nuclear expert has called for nuclear reactors in the UK to be "immediately shut down" after secret documents written by government inspectors reveal they contain structural defects.

The documents - which were passed to Greenpeace days before Tony Blair is expected to give the go-ahead to a new generation of nuclear power stations - show that the government's Nuclear Safety Directorate (NSD) has identified cracks in the cores of up to 14 UK reactors, rendering them at increased risk of a radiological accident.

A bad month for Blair

Posted by bex — 5 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Radioactive Champagne?

Radioactive champagne, near nuclear meltdowns, leaked terrorism documents and a nuclear waste train crash... In the same month that Tony Blair announced nuclear power was "back on the agenda with a vengeance", events in the real world put the lie to nuclear industry spin.

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