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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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UK nuclear jobs: told you so

Blog entry by Justin | 22 December, 2008

Back in September we told you about the UK’s then Business Minister John Hutton (he’s since become the pro-nuke Defence Minister) wild hopes for the nuclear industry in the UK . One of his over-optimistic claims was that a nuclear...

Nuclear News for December 22nd 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 22 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Bloomberg: Chubu Electric Predicts Loss From Scrapping Reactors ‘Chubu Electric Power Co., Japan’s third-biggest power producer, revised its earnings outlook and...

Nuclear News for December 19th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 19 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: San Luis Obispo: Mothers for Peace petition prompts nuclear regulators to change policy ‘The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday announced that operators of...

Save Santa!

Blog entry by Lisa | 19 December, 2008 5 comments

Thanks to our New Zealand office - here's the English version of the video Andrew posted below. Lovely vid to share on Facebook and the like. Hint hint!

Save Santa!

Blog entry by Lisa | 19 December, 2008

We're obviously disappointed with the lack of progress made at the UN climate negotiations in Poznan together with a depressingly diluted EU climate package. But at least the pressure we all (and I mean everyone who sent a message,...

UK: justifying nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin | 18 December, 2008 3 comments

Yesterday the UK government opened a public consultation on the required legal justifications for building new nuclear power stations . The Justification exercise is required under EU law to ensure that nuclear power developments...

Nuclear News for December 18th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Whitehaven News: company selected for nuke clean-up contract ‘URS’ Washington Division, which leads Sellafield’s Nuclear Management Partners, has been selected...

Meeting Paddy Hart, ex-whaler and Greenpeace activist

Blog entry by Dave | 17 December, 2008 2 comments

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Paddy Hart, a Dublin-born, Australian ex-whaler. "What is going on?”, you may well ask. "Is Greenpeace now consorting with whalers?". Note that I said "ex-whaler" - Paddy was in...

EPR: Not learning from experience

Blog entry by Justin | 17 December, 2008

Regular readers will know that the building of two state-of-the-art European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) at Olkiluoto in Finland and Flamanville in France has been a disaster by any definition of the word. Massively over budget...

Nuclear News for December 17th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: National Post: Kidnapping an attempt to send 'strong signal' to Canada ‘The rebel leader who claimed to have kidnapped two Canadian UN officials in Niger is a...

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