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President Obama Ignores the Bad Economics and Backs Nuclear Loans

Media release | February 15, 2010 at 18:00

In response to President Obama’s Announcement, Jim Riccio, Greenpeace’s Nuclear Policy Analyst, issued the following statement:

Vermont Senate Votes To Retire Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Historic Decision

Media release | February 23, 2010 at 18:00

Today, the Vermont State Senate voted to retire the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant, owned by the Louisiana based corporation Entergy. Despite Entergy’s efforts to renew the license for the 40-year-old reactor, the Vermont Senate voted to shut...

Shumlin Election Affirms Support for Clean Energy

Media release | November 3, 2010 at 12:53

On Election Day, Vermonters elected Peter Shumlin as their next governor. Greenpeace congratulates Governor-elect Shumlin.

Greenpeace statement on unplanned shutdowns of Vermont Yankee and Indian Point...

Media release | November 8, 2010 at 16:31

November 8, Washington DC - In response to Entergy Corporation's announcements of unplanned shutdowns at Vermont Yankee and Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear reactors, Jim Riccio of Greenpeace released the following statement:

Photo of the Month - April

Blog by bmeyers | May 2, 2011

Looking for an outstanding image this month, I didn't find one. I found many.             On the 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl, as radiation continued to leak from the damaged reactors at Fukushima, activists around the world...

Entergy lawsuit forces nuclear power on Vermont

Blog by Mark Floegel | April 18, 2011 9 comments

Entergy, the Louisiana-based company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant , announced today it will sue the state of Vermont in federal court , asking for a judgement to allow its nuclear plant to continue operating past...

Vermonters rally to support their state’s efforts to close Vermont Yankee

Blog by Jarred Cobb | June 27, 2011 1 comment

Entergy Nuclear’s efforts to run their aging and dangerous reactor past its scheduled closure date were rebuffed again in Vermont last week. Citizens rallied outside the federal courthouse where Entergy is seeking an injunction to keep...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewables - who's next?

Blog by Jan Beránek | May 12, 2011 2 comments

On May 10, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis. Japan, the world’s third largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and...

What would a Chernobyl or Fukushima disaster at Indian Point mean?

Blog by Phil Radford | April 26, 2011 1 comment

Twenty-five years ago the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, sending plumes of radiation around the planet and devastating the area surrounding the plant to this day. The world learned firsthand then about the dangers of...

Nuclear Energy is Bad Business

Blog by Amy Larkin | March 31, 2011 3 comments

General Electric designed the Fukushima Daiichi reactors 40 years ago. Here’s what the company said last week : "Coincident long-term loss of both on-site and off-site power for an extended period of time is a beyond-design-basis...

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