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New study reveals death toll of Chernobyl enormously underestimated

Press release | April 18, 2006 at 0:00

Kiev, Ukraine — A new Greenpeace report, with input from 52 scientists from around the world, reveals that official estimates of the health impact from the Chernobyl catastrophe have been hugely under estimated by the International Atomic...

Greenpeace celebrates European Parliament backing for renewable energy and efficiency...

Press release | June 15, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Greenpeace welcomed the European Parliament's decision, today, to earmark two-thirds of non-nuclear energy research funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. This package, for the period 2007-2013,...

Big losses on new Finnish nuclear reactor are a warning to Barroso

Press release | September 28, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, International — Significant financial losses on the EU’s only nuclear power plant under construction should serve as a warning to the European Commission not to back the technology in its forthcoming Strategic Energy Review, Greenpeace...

La dette du démantèlement nucléaire pourrait encore incomber aux contribuables

Press release | October 24, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — La Commission Européenne a adopté aujourd’hui de nouvelles recommandations concernant la prise en charge des coûts de démantèlement des anciennes centrales nucléaires. Greenpeace a qualifié la nouvelle de “pas en avant utile”,...

Nuclear reactor closure costs could still fall to taxpayer

Press release | October 24, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission today adopted new guidelines on how to cover the costs of dismantling old nuclear power plants. Greenpeace described the move as a 'useful step forward', but added that binding rules on...

Greenpeace briefs Energy Commissioner on safety concerns ahead of Finnish nuclear...

Press release | June 1, 2007 at 13:32

Brussels/Helsinki, International — Greenpeace met EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs this morning in Helsinki to brief him on safety violations at the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant construction site, ahead of a site visit by the...

Commission allows market distortion in favour of nuclear

Press release | September 26, 2007 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — The European Commission decided today to close the investigation prompted by two separate complaints by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF) which alleged that the construction of the Olkiluoto 3...

The economics of nuclear power

Publication | December 5, 2007 at 14:49

A new report published by a team of international energy and economic experts which conclusively proves that nuclear power is neither a practical nor economically viable solution to tackling climate change.

The use of decommissioning fund arrangements in Slovakia as financial advantage for...

Publication | April 11, 2008 at 10:06

Greenpeace Mochovce competition complaint - briefing (part2)

Complaint against the Slovak Republic concerning illegal state aid to Slovenské...

Publication | April 11, 2008 at 10:06

Greenpeace Mochovce competition complaint - letter (part 1)

Greenpeace attacks illegal nuclear subsidies

Press release | April 11, 2008 at 10:07

Brussels, Belgium — Greenpeace today filed an official complaint with the European Commission alleging illegal state aid and market distortion concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant project in Slovakia.

Bank consortium pulls out nuclear loans

Press release | April 25, 2008 at 13:14

Brussels, Belgium — An international bank consortium funding Slovak energy company Slovenske elektrarne (SE), including financial institutions ING, ERSTE, Société Générale and Intesa Sanpaolo, has pulled out of the Mochovce nuclear power plant...

Nuclear-dominated forum aims to weaken Europe’s nuclear safety standards

Press release | May 22, 2008 at 0:00

Prague, Czech Republic — Greenpeace activists projected messages, including ‘Nuclear Undermines Climate Protection’ and ‘Energy [R]evolution Now!’, against the backdrop of the illuminated Prague Castle, drawing attention to the dangers of...

Slovenian nuclear accident trips EU warning system

Press release | June 4, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — An accident at the Krsko nuclear power plant in Slovenia tripped the EU’s ‘Ecurie’ early warning system for nuclear emergencies on Wednesday afternoon. There was a loss of coolant liquid from the reactor and the plant is being...

Statement on Commission opinion on Mochovce nuclear project

Press release | July 15, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace condemns today’s Commission opinion that gives a green light to the outdated and dangerous Mochovce nuclear project in Slovakia.

Nuclear power - Undermining climate protection

Publication | November 3, 2008 at 10:06

There is a clear scientific consensus that we must halve global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 or suffer changes to the global climate with catastrophic consequences. Avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change requires governments...

Nuclear energy cannot fulfil Europe’s energy needs and tackle climate change

Press release | November 3, 2008 at 11:16

Nuclear energy cannot fulfil Europe’s energy needs, but burdens countries with spiralling costs and constitutes an enormous threat to the environment, said Greenpeace at an EU-sponsored meeting on nuclear energy in Bratislava today.(1)

Greenpeace press reaction on the Commission‘s rescue package for carmakers and the...

Press release | November 26, 2008 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — Christmas has come early for the automotive industry, after the European Commission pledged to deliver a generous rescue package of €5 billion in 2009 despite the industry’s resistance to legislation to reduce car CO2 emissions.

Slovakia uses gas dispute to reopen dangerous nuclear plant

Press release | January 12, 2009 at 16:08

Brussels, International — Greenpeace warns that the decision by Slovakia to restart a Soviet era nuclear power plant would put the whole of Europe at risk, without providing any relief for gas shortages. The Slovak government argues that it needs...

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