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The boy who built a windmill

Blog entry by brianfit | 9 October, 2009 2 comments

Some of you will remember the story of William Kamkwamba, the boy who at 14 built a 12-watt windmill from improvised materials for his famine-stricken home in Africa. He built the thing from plans he found in a library book while he...

Italy’s nuclear ‘renaissance’: we’ve seen this movie before

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2009 3 comments

We’ve talked about the nuclear industry using the same tactics to get their way all over the world – the cover-ups, the fixed consultations, the propaganda. But the problems the nuclear industry creates for itself are also the same the...

Nuclear News: Senate Dems Opening to Nuclear as Path to GOP Support for Climate Bill

Blog entry by Justin | 8 October, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Senate Dems Opening to Nuclear as Path to GOP Support for Climate Bill ’Key Senate Democrats signaled yesterday they are willing to negotiate with Republicans on nuclear power and...

Climate trashing Chamber lashes out at Apple’s bold move

Blog entry by tom | 8 October, 2009 1 comment

I’ve been following closely corporate action in the run up to the vital Climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. Like it or not, when big CEO’s speak, politicians listen. Unfortunately there hasn’t been much to follow for most of the...

Gandhi’s birthday bash: anti-nukes rally says no to nuclear Nirvana

Blog entry by Justin | 7 October, 2009

Click image for larger view On October 2nd - which is Gandhi’s birthday and India’s most famous national holiday - activists held a rally in Delhi against nuclear power. The situation was pretty bizarre for the government as on...

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