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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Greenpeace new employee induction speach

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 January, 2009

It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the blogs of your work colleagues. I should really do it more often. There's a great post on Brian's blog with his standard " new employee induction speech " (thanks for the tip Eoin!). Guess...

Nuclear comedy

Blog entry by Justin | 7 January, 2009

We’re just about ready to make our pitch to the TV studios with our comedy show set in a nuclear reactor. It’s got all the ingredients you might expect. It’s got the radioactive leaks ignored for 14 years (or is that too much like ...

The big question

Blog entry by Justin | 7 January, 2009

A very readable new report called Business Risks and Costs of New Nuclear Power by Craig A. Severance asks and answers the following important question… Can new nuclear power help the U.S. electric power industry cut greenhouse...

Nuclear News for January 7th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 7 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Daily Nation: Uranium ‘too hot to handle’ ‘Uranium seized by police in Nairobi is to be flown out of the country after tests showed that its radioactivity exceeded...

What no greener Apple product line?

Blog entry by tom | 6 January, 2009 5 comments

Several people in the Greenpeace office follow every Apple keynote like millions of other devoted Mac fans. Today a few extra of us were tuning in, expecting an annoucement that Apple had eliminated the worst toxic chemicals across...

No time for nuclear

Blog entry by Justin | 6 January, 2009

As if the threat of the closure of Yucca Mountain wasn’t a big enough blow to the US nuclear industry, yet more bad news is emerging . A new study puts the generation costs for power from new nuclear plants at 25 to 30 cents per...

Farewell Yucca Mountain?

Blog entry by Justin | 6 January, 2009

Twenty years late and $32 billion dollars over budget before it’s even open for business, is this the end for the nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada ? A few weeks after Sen. Harry Reid declared that the Yucca...

Nuclear News for January 6th 2009

Blog entry by Justin | 6 January, 2009

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: Areva says to operate Imouraren mine in Niger ‘French nuclear energy group Areva said on Monday it had been awarded a licence to build and operate...

State of the world

Blog entry by Andrew | 5 January, 2009

Bruce Sterling and company are doing their yearly " state of the world " ruminations over on The Well. They're covering an lot of ground (financial crisis first and all that), but this is the quote that got me... When you can't...

More trouble brewing at Olkiluoto

Blog entry by Justin | 5 January, 2009 1 comment

Over the holiday season there’s been a very interesting development in the construction of the OL3 nuclear reactor in Olkiluoto, Finland. Late last year we told you that the rocketing costs and massive schedule overruns (the project...

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