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Belgium’s nuclear reactors are phasing themselves out

Blog entry by Eloi Glorieux | 13 September, 2014 7 comments

On Wednesday 10 September 2014 , Greenpeace activists in Brussels visited the politicians currently negotiating a new federal governmental agreement about the country's nuclear power supply. We were there to make it clear that...

Belgium’s government is Electrabel’s slave

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | 22 December, 2014 6 comments

The Belgian government is kept on a leash by Electrabel. On Friday 19 December, the federal government decided to extend the lifetime of nuclear reactors Doel 1 and 2 by ten years. Only one party benefits from this decision:...

GM oilseed rape setback in Europe

Feature story | 2 February, 2004 at 1:00

In a great victory for all of us concerned about the planting of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, the Belgian government today refused permission to grow GM oilseed rape (known elsewhere as canola) in Europe. The EU-wide application...

Nuclear power: reliably unreliable

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 26 August, 2014 26 comments

With wind power filling the energy gap left by shutdown nuclear reactors in the UK , and police investigating allegations of sabotage at a reactor in Belgium , the myth of "reliable" nuclear energy is being exposed like never...

Belgian nuclear crisis continues with fire at Tihange

Blog entry by Shaun Burnie | 3 December, 2014 4 comments

Belgium's nuclear crisis continued this week with a fire and explosion at the Tihange nuclear power plant. The fire began in the electrical substation transformer building at approximately 10.30am on Sunday, December 1 and led to an...

How many windmills does it take to stop a coal power plant?

Feature story | 7 November, 2008 at 1:00

More than 80 activists occupied the site of E.ON's proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour – setting up over four thousand tiny windmills and painting the message "Flanders Quit Coal" on the tarmac.

New climate impacts report from IPCC

Feature story | 6 April, 2007 at 2:00

The new report was agreed after almost a week of negotiations, at the end of a tense 24-hour marathon session which became increasingly political. The second of a series of four to be released throughout 2007, this report documents the...

Greenpeace uses 4000 windmills to call on Belgium and E.ON to quit coal

Press release | 7 November, 2008 at 10:41

More than 80 activists placed thousands of windmills with the message to “Quit Coal” at the site of E.ON’s proposed coal fired power-plant in Antwerp Harbour. The action illustrates the choice facing Flemish authorities: authorise the...

IPCC AR4 briefing

Publication | 31 March, 2007 at 2:00

In February 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of a series of reports which will make up the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”, assesses the current...

A north sea electricity grid [R]evolution

Publication | 6 May, 2009 at 12:54

Electricity output of interconnected offshore wind power.A vision of offshore wind power integration.

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