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Nuclear stress tests - an interactive map

Background | October 27, 2011 at 17:45

An interactive map showing how all active reactors and reprocessing plants (EU & CH) have fared under stress tests ordered by the EU after the Fukushima disaster. The map is based on an initial analysis of >10,000 official report pages (mostly...

Commission rejects state aid for nuclear energy

Press release | October 9, 2013 at 9:30

Brussels - Yesterday, European Commissioners held an orientation debate on the revision of the Commission’s energy and environmental aid guidelines that provide the framework for assessing national state aid measures.

Frau Merkel, M. Hollande: say no to coal and nuclear energy; yes to an energy...

Press release | February 19, 2014 at 10:58

Paris - This morning at 6.30am, a few hours before a Franco-German council of ministers in Paris, ten Greenpeace activists dumped five tonnes of coal from a lorry in front of the Elysée Palace, the residence of the French President. The lorry was...

Greenpeace submission to the European Commission on the UK nuclear plan at Hinkley Point

Publication | April 7, 2014 at 11:59

The GP submission outlines how the Hinkley plan would violate EU competition rules.

Climate & energy

Topic | January 25, 2011 at 9:41

Summary

Topic | January 25, 2010 at 9:41

Report: EU_nuclear_stress_test_action_plan_review

Publication | April 12, 2013 at 9:30

The nuclear stress tests announced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 were supposed to be a transparent exercise to reduce the risk of nuclear energy in Europe. As a result of the EU stress tests, the countries with nuclear power...

Annex III Hinkley Point

Publication | April 7, 2014 at 13:00

State Aid Submission Hinkley point - Annex III

Annex I Hinkley Point

Publication | April 7, 2014 at 13:30

State Aid Submission Hinkley Point - Annex I

Briefing: Updated review of EU nuclear stress-tests

Publication | April 12, 2013 at 9:30

In May 2012, Greenpeace commissioned a study independently analysing the outcomes of the stress tests. A year later, one of the lead-authors of this study took a closer look to what extent the national action plans are indeed sufficiently...

Annex II Hinkley Point

Publication | April 7, 2014 at 13:00

State Aid Submission Hinkley Point - Annex II

Energy

Topic | June 6, 2011 at 16:26

Europe's energy policy is at a crossroads. Its grid infrastructure and many power stations are ageing and major investment decisions are being taken. Important issues are at stake; energy security, stability of supply, growing demand, the risks...

Ecofys Report: The next step in Europe’s climate action: setting targets for 2030

Publication | June 11, 2013 at 0:00

Policy report commissioned by Greenpeace EU

Report: Silent Killers

Publication | June 11, 2013 at 20:24

A Greenpeace International report on the health effects of coal power

Proposed EU nuclear safety rules won't rule out a European Fukushima

Press release | June 13, 2013 at 11:44

Brussels – The European Commission today released a long-awaited proposal for new EU-wide nuclear safety rules. These proposals come in the wake of EU nuclear stress tests, which were prompted by the Fukushima nuclear accident of 2011. Although...

Reaction to Oettinger comment on nuclear state aid reported in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Press release | September 19, 2013 at 10:46

Brussels – German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has reported statements by European energy commissioner Günther Oettinger suggesting to EU nuclear regulators earlier this year that state aid rules should be changed to allow public financing of...

Greenpeace welcomes Commission probe into UK support for Hinkley nuclear power plant

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 14:16

Brussels – The European Commission has today announced it is launching an in-depth investigation into potentially illegal state aid schemes for a new nuclear plant in the UK, known as Hinkley C.

Fear of change could precipitate demise of Europe’s energy giants

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 11:26

Brussels – Europe’s largest power companies are in trouble because of their reluctance to question dated business models in the face of far-reaching structural changes to Europe’s energy market, according to a new report released today [1].

Energy: a thorny issue for the EU summit

Publication | March 19, 2014 at 8:03

Top billing at this week's EU summit (20 and 21 March) will go to the crisis unfolding in Ukraine. Beyond immediate security concerns, developments in Crimea are likely to focus the minds of EU leaders on the need to strengthen the EU’s energy...

EU summit: to Russia with love… and cash

Press release | March 21, 2014 at 13:39

Brussels – EU leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels have postponed decisions on a new climate and energy deal that could help wean Europe off expensive energy imports, said Greenpeace. The heads of state and government recognised the need for...

European Commission proposals for EU climate and energy policies for 2030

Publication | January 15, 2014 at 8:00

UPDATED ON 20 JANUARY 2014 - A Greenpeace media briefing on the 2030 climate and energy package

EU energy ministers should get back in the saddle on climate and energy policy,...

Press release | March 4, 2014 at 9:00

Brussels – Energy ministers meeting in Brussels today will discuss for the first time the European Commission’s EU climate and energy policy package for 2030.

2014

Topic | January 14, 2014 at 15:25

2014

The decline of the nuclear industry

Publication | April 1, 2010 at 0:00

Despite high visibility advertising campaigns and support from certain political spheres, the numbers on the ground show that the nuclear industry is in the midst of a slow but inexorable decline. Even the most favourable projections predict that...

Nuclear stress tests in Europe – the results are in

Press release | June 14, 2012 at 10:29

Brussels - Fifteen months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, European energy ministers will tomorrow for the first time consider the outcome of ‘stress tests’ for nuclear power plants during their Energy Council meeting.

Wasting our time with nuclear - Nuclear waste and the problems it poses

Publication | April 1, 2010 at 0:00

Would you drive a car if it had no brakes? Probably not. Yet nuclear power has been driven for the last 50 years by the nuclear industry and some European governments with no concern for the safety of its deadly by-product: nuclear waste.

Nuclear Stress Tests - flaws, blind spots and complacency

Publication | June 14, 2012 at 7:00

Greenpeace hired independent consultants to analyse the results of 'stress tests' carried out on nuclear plants in Europe. They came to some alarming conclusions, summarised in this briefing.

Nuclear stress tests find serious safety problems, but still only scratch the surface

Press release | October 4, 2012 at 10:53

So-called ‘stress tests’ of Europe’s nuclear plants have revealed serious safety problems across the continent, but avoided asking some of the most difficult questions, Greenpeace said.

Nuclear stress test map reveals alarming gaps in results

Press release | October 27, 2011 at 23:30

Brussels, 27 October 2011 – Greenpeace today presented a map [1] allowing citizens in every European country to see how nuclear plants fared under ‘stress tests’.

Commission progress report on nuclear stress tests – emergency plans ignored

Press release | November 23, 2011 at 8:16

The European Commission is tomorrow expected to publish a progress report on nuclear power station stress tests. The latest publicly available data reveals that the tests have entirely ignored evacuation plans for towns and cities near nuclear...

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.

New EU rules for nuclear waste open the door to dumping in Russia

Press release | July 19, 2011 at 12:50

European countries today agreed to develop plans to address the ever-growing problem of nuclear waste. However, the EU also agreed to continue the dangerous practice of transporting radioactive material across great distances to storage plants...

Publications

Topic | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

Comment on EU summit discussion on energy

Press release | May 22, 2013 at 14:41

Brussels, 22 May 2013 – Today, European leaders are meeting to discuss how the EU can ensure the supply of affordable, safe and sustainable energy. EU governments are keen to cut rising energy prices and are under pressure to back seemingly...

Report: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 9:53

Report

European Commission attempts to open door for subsidies to nuclear energy

Feature story | July 19, 2013 at 10:53

The European Commission is due to release new draft guidelines for subsidies in the fields of the environment and energy. The guidelines, which are being agreed internally by the Commission over the course of the summer, will be put to a public...

Briefing: Commission debate on State aid to nuclear

Publication | October 8, 2013 at 12:32

“The Commission should not issue guidelines for state aid to the nuclear sector; subsidising new nuclear plants creates unjustifiable market distortions and environmental risks. Furthermore, DG Competition lacks the experience and the knowledge...

Briefing: Locked in the past

Publication | February 26, 2014 at 10:27

The EU climate and energy policy framework for 2030 will set the direction for Europe’s energy system until the middle of the century. The bloc has already adopted three targets for 2020: a 20 per cent reduction of carbon emissions, an increase...

Renewables surge ahead – time for energy ministers to back the winning horse

Press release | April 19, 2012 at 8:30

EU energy ministers should start preparing for ever more renewable power when they discuss long-term energy plans at an informal meeting in Denmark today and tomorrow, Greenpeace said.

Ministers recognise need for a clean, efficient energy system but fail to show the way

Press release | June 15, 2012 at 10:43

Brussels/Luxembourg - Energy ministers today recognised the need for substantially more renewable power and energy efficiency as the basis for Europe’s energy future, but fell short of a clear call for action. Poland alone did not support the...

2013

Topic | January 11, 2013 at 16:24

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New EU state aid rules a blow for UK nuclear energy plan – Greenpeace

Press release | April 9, 2014 at 12:39

Brussels – New rules on state aid adopted today by the European Commission will make it harder for the UK and other governments to subsidise nuclear energy projects like the new reactors at Hinkley Point, said Greenpeace.

Rock Solid? A scientific review of geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste

Publication | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries, a new study concludes.

Commission backs underground dumps for high level nuclear waste

Press release | October 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission presents its proposals for a new Euratom directive on nuclear waste on 3 November 2010. Member states should be aware that this sub-standard directive has significant omissions.

Greenpeace takes radioactive waste to the European Parliament

Press release | October 7, 2010 at 0:00

International — Greenpeace delivered radioactive waste to the door of the European Parliament today to remind MEPs in their last plenary session before considering a new nuclear waste law that there is no solution to nuclear waste.

European Commission misled over nuclear safety on eve of new directive

Press release | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, Belgium — European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries, a new study concludes.

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...

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...

The deadly legacy of nuclear waste

Publication | July 10, 2010 at 15:44

This briefing illustrates why - for now, and for the coming hundreds of thousands of years - the nuclear waste problem is here to stay and why we should stop wasting our time with nuclear power.

Europe to get nuclear 'stress tests lite'

Press release | May 25, 2011 at 9:30

Brussels, 25 May 2011 – Agreement on the content of ‘stress tests’ for Europe’s nuclear power stations between the European Commission and European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group will be announced this morning.

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