Nuclear Energy

24.08.2020

Nuclear power in the Green New Deal? The arguments against it

Nuclear power in the Green New Deal? The arguments against it

By M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of these proposals on many counts, including the fact… »

29.06.2020

Lithuanian presidents asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Lithuanian presidents asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has turned to Brussels for mediation between the Baltic states over Belarusian nuclear energy boycott. “We have already agreed with the EC president [Ursula von der Leyen] that she should become a certain moderator for this whole process as our bilateral relations have not led to… »

04.06.2020

Climate change, energy transition and nuclear energy

Climate change, energy transition and nuclear energy

In May 2020, the Council of Ministers approved the Climate Change and Energy Transition Bill (PLCCTE) and sent it to the Spanish Parliament for its consideration. This is a legal framework that responds to the requirements of the international framework defined by the Paris Agreement of 2015, the Agenda 2030… »

21.04.2020

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

On this Earth Day 2020, members of the Abolition 2000 coodinating committee and others have written a statement in support of the need to address the triple threats facing humanity today: climate change, global pandemics and nuclear devastation.  The statement is open for signatories by anyone who would like to… »

14.09.2019

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the Environment has said that there will be no other option… »

06.07.2019

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

Pip Roddis, University of Leeds for The Conversation Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that the public didn’t support it. Amber Rudd MP, then head of what was the… »

17.01.2019

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

We publish here the press release from the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Hitachi has announced it will suspend work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in Anglesey. Anti-nuclear campaigners have welcomed the announcement. Sara Medi Jones, Acting General Secretary of CND, said:… »

21.10.2018

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – “Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen? Over most of that vast time-span, Earth’s appearance altered very gradually. Continents drifted; ice-cover waxed and waned; successive species emerged,… »

04.03.2018

The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

The Middle East’s Nuclear Technology Clock Starts Ticking

by Dr James M Dorsey The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options. Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness… »

31.01.2018

French electricity company proposes to close nuclear reactors from 2029

French electricity company proposes to close nuclear reactors from 2029

The French electricity generation and distribution company, EDF, today proposed the closure of several nuclear power plants from 2029 onwards as part of a new long-term energy strategy. Speaking to journalists, Philippe Sasseigne, head of the company’s nuclear division, defended the relevance of shutting down several reactors by that date,… »

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