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Nuclear News for January 12th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 12 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Economic Times: AEC wants 10-year tax rebate for nuclear power plants beyond 2010 ‘NEW DELHI: Nuclear power plants that come into operation after 2010 may...

Coal ash spills expose more of the true costs of coal

Feature story | 12 January, 2009 at 0:00

“Greenpeace could not have staged a bigger anti-coal demonstration than what you unintentionally put on” – Representative Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, to the Tennessee Valley Authority.For the second time in less than three weeks, a coal...

Aftermath of a giant toxic coal ash spill

Image | 12 January, 2009 at 0:00

The aftermath of a giant toxic coal ash spill from the Kingston Fossil plant, Tennessee. Over a billion gallons of toxic sludge was released into the Emory and Clinch Rivers, tributaries of the Tennessee River.

Greenpeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Three, Part 2

Blog entry by Cheryl | 11 January, 2009 1 comment

Our merry band of canvassers hit the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2009 to encourage attendees to think Green when they think Gadget. We wanted to promote the new consumer guide Green Electronics -The Search Continues...

Greenpeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Three

Blog entry by Cheryl | 11 January, 2009

You'll recall that we were having trouble finding the Greener Gadgets Tech Zone after 2 days of searching. Well, our intrepid team managed to find it. Our collective reaction: "meh". Martin Hojsik, Toxics Campaigner, summed it up...

GreenPeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Press Conference

Blog entry by Cheryl | 11 January, 2009

There were over 100 journalists, bloggers and other interested parties at Greenpeace's Green Electronics - The Search Continues press conference yesterday. Press included BBC, Newsweek, Businessweek, Discovery Channel and more. Some...

GreenPeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Three

Blog entry by Cheryl | 9 January, 2009

Here's more about our adventures from our intrepid team of canvassers here at CES 2009. Overall, the response to Greenpeace's rap about greener electronics has been well-received by conference attendees who seem electrified and glad...

CES 2009: Where is the Greener Gadgets Tech Zone?

Blog entry by Cheryl | 9 January, 2009

Our team from Greenpeace have looked high and low for two days in vain to find the much-touted " Greener Gadgets Tech Zone " at CES 2009. We heard from the Discovery Channel video crew the same story - searching for an hour and a half...

Canada’s nuclear ‘renaissance’ postponed

Blog entry by Justin | 9 January, 2009

Here’s some very unusual news : An Ontario company with plans to build a $6.2 billion nuclear power plant near Peace River is considering a second northern Alberta location after hearing concerns from residents about the first. ...

Nuclear News for January 8th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 9 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AFP: Taiwan ex-leader accused of embezzling funds meant for NKorea ‘The Apple Daily reported Thursday that prosecutors had begun investigating claims that...

Greenpeace and Green Gadgets at CES 2009 – Day Two

Blog entry by Cheryl | 9 January, 2009

Today Martin Hojsik, GPI Toxics Campaigner, and I sat in on the "Going Green: More Than a Label" which featured execs from big companies like Panasonic, Sharp and HP. A smaller, younger company was also on the panel -- Greenzer, which...

Why greener gadgets matter

Blog entry by tom | 8 January, 2009

When you're buying a new electronics products there's lots to consider, a few years ago there was practically zero information if you wanted to make an environmentally sounder choice. The huge problems caused by the dumping of old...

UFO attacks wind turbine!!!!!!!!!!

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 8 January, 2009

They want to destroy the Earth. And what better way to do that than to stealthily take out the renewable energy industry and let global warming slowly cook our planet, until it reaches temperatures better suited to their homeworld?

Bulgaria and Slovakia restarting reactors: living in the past

Blog entry by Justin | 8 January, 2009 3 comments

In the face of the Russia-Ukraine dispute over gas supplies, Bulgaria and Slovakia have come up with a novel solution to plummeting winter temperatures: reopen their mothballed and closed nuclear reactors. Now, for several reasons...

Nuclear News for January 8th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 8 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Equinox to defer Zambia uranium plant ‘Equinox Minerals is delaying construction of a uranium processing plant at its Lumwana copper-uranium mine in...

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