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UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 16 July, 2015 2 comments

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

UK Government Slammed for Giving Go-Head to First Deep Water Drilling Since BP Disaster

Press release | 1 October, 2010 at 14:38

London, 1st October 2010 - Greenpeace condemned a UK government decision made late last night to grant the first consent for deep water oil drilling in UK waters since the Gulf of Mexico oil as bizarre. Greenpeace is preparing to take legal...

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...

EU criticizes UK for state aid to new Hinkley C nuclear reactors

Blog entry by Greenpeace UK | 3 February, 2014

For a full briefing on the Commissions comments please go to Energydesk. The European Commission (EC) has delivered what can only be called a scathing initial verdict on the UK Government’s deal with French state owned EDF to...

Greenpeace joins Nuclear Free flotilla yachts to confront plutonium ships

Press release | 7 July, 2002 at 2:00

New Zealand Prime Minister joins crowd to farewell Nuclear Free flotilla en route to protest BNFL's plutonium transport through Pacific

Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Feature story | 18 February, 2009 at 1:00

Following a three-year undercover investigation, we’ve shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn't being responsibly recycled like it's supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and...

British nuclear freighters depart Japan en route to UK

Feature story | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

A British freighter carrying enough plutonium to make 50 nuclear bombs is now on route through the Pacific ocean. The ship will pass South Africa then up to the Irish sea before reaching its final destination at a nuclear reprocessing facility in...

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

New UK nuke weapons

Feature story | 14 March, 2007 at 1:00

The world just became a more dangerous place as the British parliament voted to continue its nuclear madness for another 50 years. The UK parliament has allowed Tony Blair's Trident nuclear weapons program to go ahead, committing the UK to...

PROTECTED: Biggest chunk of ocean yet!

Feature story | 14 April, 2010 at 15:06

The UK has created the world’s largest marine reserve, covering some quarter of a million square miles of ocean around the Chagos Archipelago -- one of the most pristine and biologically diverse coral ecosystems on the planet. But as much as we'd...

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