Nuclear Power

7 Questions EDF Needs to Answer About Hinkley Nuclear Plant

Posted by Kate Blagojevic — 22 March 2016 at 12:56pm - Comments
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We've been campaigning for the government to drop Hinkley and invest in renewable energy instead

Tomorrow morning, the saga that is Hinkley nuclear power station is set to continue as executives from EDF will face a grilling from MPs in parliament.

Grassroots action shows new nuclear won't be a pushover

Posted by Richardg — 23 November 2012 at 5:13pm - 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 5:11pm - Comments
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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 2:32pm - 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.

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

Posted by Richardg — 29 March 2012 at 12:16pm - 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 6:57pm - 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.

HSBC backs nuclear power in Indian earthquake zone

Posted by jamie — 11 May 2011 at 12:34pm - 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.

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