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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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EPR: the madness never ends

Blog entry by Justin | 5 December, 2008

Well we couldn’t end the week without one more EPR story, could we? Things continue to go from bad to worse in Flamanville, France, where EDF and Areva are building their ‘state-of-the-art’, third generation reactor. Yesterday we...

Poor Areva needs love

Blog entry by Justin | 5 December, 2008

Here’s chief executive of Areva, Atomic Anne Lauvergeon , needing some affection: My dream is that in future we will be helped and defended by Barack Obama and Gordon Brown, as well as by Nicolas Sarkozy. And you have to think,...

Quote of the week 1

Blog entry by Justin | 5 December, 2008

We offer this jewel without comment: ‘…there is a direct relationship between energy used per capita and standard of living, and those who are practicing 100% conservation live in abject poverty.’ (Clinton R. Wolfe of Citizens for...

Nuclear News for December 5th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 5 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: 7th Space: DOE Cites Bechtel National Inc. for Price-Anderson Violations ‘Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice...

Projection in Denmark

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 December, 2008

Our Danish team have just beamed messages onto the coal power plant at Ensteadverket. They have been blocking coal production at Northern Europe’s biggest coal terminal for the last three days and urging the Danish government to “Quit...

No he didn't

Blog entry by Jess | 4 December, 2008

Yesterday, we told you about the “Yes you Must” campaign that French activists launched to a encourage President Sarkozy to take leadership on climate action. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like President Sarkozy got the message. ...

Flamanville: spinning the cost increases

Blog entry by Justin | 4 December, 2008

As we said yesterday , EDF have confirmed that the construction of their EPR reactor in Flamanville, France will cost 20 per cent more than planned . The spin as to why costs have risen is, we have to say, mighty: The updated...

Twenty activists arrested in Denmark - eight still blocking coal shipment

Blog entry by Lisa | 4 December, 2008

Our Danish team and Rainbow Warrior crew are still busy in the thrid day of action. Twenty activists who were blocking the conveyor belts of DONGs coal plant today have just been arrested, but the eight people in the cranes are still...

Nuclear News for December 4th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Policy Forum Online: Obama and North Korea: The Road Ahead ‘Peter M. Beck, Professor at American University in Washington, D.C. and Yonsei University in Seoul,...

Advertising and morality

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 December, 2008 1 comment

There's a revealing article in the latest issue of Campaign (a marketing industry weekly) about morality and advertising . It's a thoughtful and honest piece, written by a senior industry professional - tackling the question, "If...

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