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The spin and fiction of EDF's Vincent De Rivaz: 1 - Subsidies

Blog entry by Justin | 25 June, 2009

On Wednesday evening, Vincent De Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy, was interviewed on the UK’s Sky News channel . It was the same day as the UK government announcing its latest nuclear power strategy . The interview is worth...

Nuclear News: UK sets out nuclear strategy

Blog entry by Justin | 25 June, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: The Manufacturer: Mandelson sets out nuclear strategy ’Lord Mandelson has outlined his vision for the future of the British nuclear industry in one of his first addresses in his...

A Day Early and Years Too Late: International Whaling Commission ends prematurely

Press release | 25 June, 2009 at 19:43

The International Whaling Commission(IWC) meeting finished a day early today, having failed to achieve its core objective – modernising the Commission and securing a future for whales, said Greenpeace.

HP = "Hazardous Promises"

Blog entry by brianfit | 25 June, 2009

In 2007, HP promised to phase out using brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics in their products (except for servers and printers) by the end of 2009. But earlier this year they said they would keep...

Arctic Impacts Expedition: Amongst Icebergs

Blog entry by Dave | 25 June, 2009 1 comment

Greetings from Baffin Bay! As I write this from the campaign office on board our ship, the Arctic Sunrise , blue and white icebergs appear through the sea mist. We’re just south of the wonderfully named Disko Island, or Qeqertarsuaq,...

Nuclear News: Questions raises about UK nuclear safety regulation

Blog entry by Justin | 24 June, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Environment Analyst: Consultancy report raises questions about UK nuclear safety regulation ’Consulting engineers Large & Associates were commissioned by a small NGO, Shutdown...

Nukes are a dangerous waste of time and money

Blog entry by eoin | 24 June, 2009

How this works: The accumulating costs above are based on the EUR 1.7 billion overrun announced by Areva/TVO plus an extra EUR 1.2 billion which will be needed to purchase electricity that has not been produced by Olkiluoto-3 since...

Biggest polluters fail to take climate action as Major Emitters Forum ends

Press release | 24 June, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace expressed disappointment today as another round of international climate talks passed without a bold statement from the world’s biggest polluters about the need to take immediate and definitive action on climate change. With a lack of...

Atomkraft schadet Deutschland

Blog entry by Justin | 23 June, 2009 3 comments

Nuclear power harms Germany, in other words. Here are 22 Greenpeace Germany activists who yesterday climbed the dome of Unterweser, one of the seven oldest nuclear power plants in the country. Copyright: © Fred Dott /...

Nuclear News: The Myth of Peaceful Nuclear Power

Blog entry by Justin | 23 June, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: OpEdNews: The Myth of Peaceful Nuclear Power ’President Barack Obama's declaration June 4 in his speech in Cairo that "any nation--including Iran--should have the right to access...

Cattle industry giant takes lead in ending Amazon destruction

Press release | 23 June, 2009 at 15:30

The world's fourth largest beef trader, Marfrig, announced a moratorium last night on buying cattle from farms that deforest the Amazon from now on.

IWC 2009 - whale conservation bloc not playing its hand

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 23 June, 2009 7 comments

Guest blog from Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator Just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door.

A black eye for Emma and a step forward for bluefin tuna

Blog entry by brianfit | 23 June, 2009 1 comment

John Hocevar writes from the Rainbow Warrior: Today things got ugly. We are in Valletta Harbor in Malta. We learned that there were two vessels here owned by Fuentes, the tuna tycoon who controls over half the bluefin catch in...

US must take the lead on climate: Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2009 at 20:19

Greenpeace today called on the United States to take the lead on climate action as the world’s largest emitters gathered in Mexico for the US-led Major Economies Forum.

Nuclear News: German minister rules out new nuclear power stations

Blog entry by Justin | 22 June, 2009 2 comments

Nuclear News: Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Space Daily: German minister rules out new nuclear power stations Germany's economy minister on Friday ruled out building new nuclear power stations but said the life...

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