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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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The uncertainty of Vermont Yankee

Blog entry by Justin | 9 October, 2008 1 comment

Vermont Yankee is a lady who loves trouble . Last year part of one of the nuclear power plant’s cooling towers collapsed. At one point in July this year the reactor’s coolant system was leaking 60 gallons of water a minute. That leak...

Nuclear energy news for October 9 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 9 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Bloomberg: Areva, EDF Dispute Nuclear Waste Treatment Costs, Echos Says ‘The French government has been forced to intervene in a dispute between Areva SA and...

Tis the season…. for corporate bailouts

Blog entry by tom | 9 October, 2008 1 comment

Never mind failing banks, apparently the European car industry is also getting in on the act. It wants a mere E40 billion of tax payers money to finally build greener cars now it seams they might finally be forced to lower the amount...

Wind of cynicism

Blog entry by Juliette | 9 October, 2008 2 comments

There is a new lobby in France. They are protesting against a source of energy that apparently is dangerous, too expensive for taxpayers, with a deceitful official presentation and destroys the quaint rural French landscapes. No,...

A most abysmal fish

Blog entry by brianfit | 9 October, 2008

The world's deepest living fish has been filmed at 7700 metres below the sea . For those of you who, like me, have a hard time picturing how deep that is, think about how high a commercial airplane flies above the surface, and imagine...

Thirsty thinking of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008

Nuclear power can help with the water shortage in the Middle East. You heard us. Despite the millions of litres of water needed every day just to cool a nuclear reactor, the wonder technology can help irrigate one of the driest places...

Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant: strange priorities

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008 1 comment

Life is a series of compromises and trade offs. We balance every decision we make. We prioritise. Doing that means we can’t do this. Doing this means we can’t do that. Everything has as opportunity cost. Take Lithuania for example.

Nuclear energy news for October 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2008

Some other news stories from the nuclear energy industry you may have missed: Bloomberg: JPMorgan Cuts Uranium Price Forecasts, Citing Crisis ‘JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut its forecast for uranium prices through 2010 because of...

McCain needs to go back to math class

Blog entry by Jess | 8 October, 2008 5 comments

Last night, during the second US presidential debate, Senator McCain announced that nuclear power could solve the problem of global warming, “The best way of fixing it? Nuclear power.” It doesn’t matter how many times I hear it, I’m...

They don't just save the climate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 7 October, 2008 2 comments

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