Category Archives: Nuclear

Greenpeace USA activist training

image: activists today are creative everywhere for all sorts of causes. From Greenpeace; Greenpeace is now accepting Fall 2009 applications for the Greenpeace Organizing Term, a semester of intense activist training for college undergraduates, ages 18-24. The Greenpeace Organizing Term … Continue reading

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A nuclear station for every city: could this solve the energy, climate change & economic crises?

Article 1: 80% cut, Article 2: EU climate summit , Article3: Portable nuclear . Ed Miliband, the UK’s first climate change and energy secretary, has announced today a commitment by the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Mr … Continue reading

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China leads on renewables as UK emits hot air

  Article China is now the world’s leading producer of energy from renewable sources. Meanwhile the UK continues to talk and talk about renewables with yet another consultation released recently by government. The Climate Group says that, despite its coal-dependent … Continue reading

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UK nuclear policy in crisis as EDF deal stalls.

Article. The expected announcement that EDF would buy British Energy for £12b has not come, thanks to a last minute rejection on price. Investec and Prudential, who together own about 22% of the British Energy, felt that that the 765 … Continue reading

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EDF to buy British Energy as French nuclear accidents are exposed.

Update to deal   (24th Sept ’08) Article 1. Article 2. The French electricity group EDF is ready to unveil a £12bn deal for the takeover of the UK’s nuclear power generator British Energy as early as next week.British Energy … Continue reading

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UK nuclear clean up deal goes to Amec & partners.

Article A consortium including Amec, the British engineering group, Areva of France and Washington Division of the US have won a £6.75 billion contract to clean up Sellafield. The consortium is called Nuclear Management Partners (NMP). Bob Pedde, of Washington Division, part … Continue reading

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Merging debate into solutions.

With many of the raging environment debates of the last few years now chilling & distilling into a hunt for solutions, it’s time for my other blog ‘Environment Solutions’ to merge seemlessly into The Coffee House. Here we discuss and … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Biofuels, Brazil, Business, Carbon footprint, Carbon trading, Climate change, Development, Economics, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Funding, Nature & Conservation, Nuclear, Politics, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Waste | Tagged | 7 Comments

Company’s Texas nuclear waste plan

Article: The Texas Observer, by Forrest Wilder In December Forrest Wilder of The Texas Observer wrote a piece on how a privatized radioactive waste fantasy in West Texas is fast becoming a reality. The article relayed the concerns of experts at … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Nuclear, Politics, Pollution, US, Waste, Water | Tagged | 11 Comments

Aldermaston 50 Years On

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march by CND to protest against the nuclear weapon technology deployed there. I went along with 5,000 or 1,400 other people depending on who you believe. Depressingly nothing seems to have … Continue reading

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Brown and Sarkozy and the Arsenal Summit

  Picture: The Guardian Don’t they make a lovely couple. As part of the wider efforts to tackle climate change, Britain and France are getting together to form a dynamic Anglo-French nuclear partnershipand together they are going to take the nuclear … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Development, Energy, General, Nuclear, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Technology, UK, UK nuclear | 4 Comments