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Time for Germany’s nuclear reactors to retire

Blog entry by jmckeati | 7 September, 2010 2 comments

So, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at the weekend that her government will seek extension to the country’s nuclear reactors’ lifetimes of between 8 and 14 years. Germany’s reactors are the nuclear old men of Europe, more...

Nuclear waste transport protest

Image | 6 November, 2010 at 16:52

06 November 2010 - France. Greenpeace activists who had fixed themselves to the railway line, attempting to stop the nuclear waste transport from La Hague to the intermediate storage in Gorleben, Germany, are removed by police. Read more

Largest mobilization ever against CASTOR nuclear transport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 November, 2010 9 comments

Kumi Naidoo addresses the rally attended by 50,000 people in Dannenberg, Germany against CASTOR nuclear transport. Image: Gorden Welters, Greenpeace. Right now in Germany we are witnessing an unprecedented mass mobilization...

Raw power of peaceful protest: 10,000 people take direct action against nuclear transport

Blog entry by Laura K. | 8 November, 2010

Kumi Naidoo makes the anti-CASTOR 'X' sign as he addresses a rally of 50,000 anti-nuclear protestors in Dannenberg, Germany on November 6, 2010. Image: Gordon Welters / Greenpeace From Australia to Canada, from India to the UK -...

CASTOR nuclear transport blocked with fake beer truck

Image | 9 November, 2010 at 11:52

8 November - Germany. German police inspect a Greenpeace Germany truck, masquerading as a beer truck in Dannenberg, Northern Germany. It is blocking the first cross road where the CASTOR transport of nuclear waste is supposed to pass on its way...

Saying NO to nuclear across Europe

Image gallery | 9 November, 2010

92 hours of protest against CASTOR transport sends clear message: nuclear is a dead end!

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 November, 2010 1 comment

People demonstrating against the CASTOR nuclear transport show off their colours. Up to 50,000 people took part in the protests this year - the largest in the history of the CASTOR transport. Image: Jan Beránek . The CASTOR...

Rainbow Warrior hull arrives in Germany

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 19 November, 2010 1 comment

It takes a village to raise a child. It's taken five months of expert ship building in the Maritim Shipyard in Gdanks, Poland, to build the hull of the new Rainbow Warrior. Yesterday afternoon it arrived by tug in Fassmer Shipyard in...

German legal victory a slap in the face to the genetic engineering industry

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 25 November, 2010 5 comments

The genetic engineering (GE)  free movement in Germany and all farmers, producers and consumers who don’t want GE on the fields and in the food have a big reason to celebrate!. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany reaffirmed...

Nuclear protesting works and we’re not going to stop

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 17 December, 2010 1 comment

Here is a great victory for the anti-nuclear power campaign in Germany: Germany has halted a controversial plan to transport highly radioactive reactor fuel rods to Russia for reprocessing and storage of nuclear waste...

Who is to blame for the dioxin scandal in Germany?

Blog entry by Barbara Kamradt | 18 January, 2011 1 comment

When I went shopping last weekend I saw some empty shelves in the organic food section of my supermarket. No organic eggs and even my sons favourite organic salami was sold out. The latest German dioxin scandal is not the first...

22,000 Germans rally against polluting agriculture

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 26 January, 2011 1 comment

"We are fed up with it, we are fed up with it" or "We are able to change it" were the chantings in the city of Berlin last weekend. 22,000 people came together and demonstrated from the main train station through the government...

Kumi Naidoo at Berlin Anti-Nuclear Demo

Image | 15 April, 2011 at 18:20

15 April 2011 - Germany. Greenpeace International Executive director, Kumi Naidoo, speaks during a demonstration against nuclear power in front of the Kanzleramt, Berlin. At the same time chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Ministerpräsident of...

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

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

Nuclear Action on the Brandenburg Gate

Image | 29 May, 2011 at 17:59

29 May 2011 - Germany. During the nuclear summit attended by chancellor Angela Merkel, Greenpeace activists unfurl a 3 x 18 meter banner on the Brandenburg Gate in support of the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the...

Germany's Nuclear phaseout by 2015 is possible

Publication | 30 May, 2011 at 14:35

In the wake of the disastrous incidents at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the German government has announced a change in its energy supply policy. This new policy could shut down several nuclear power plants before the end of the...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 16:21

Berlin, 30 May 2011 -– Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear power plants, Greenpeace hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, the international...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 30 May, 2011 15 comments

© Gordon Welters / Greenpeace Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the country's nuclear power plants, Greenpeace has hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power...

Greenpeace Reaction to the Final German Parliamentary Vote on the phase-out of...

Press release | 30 June, 2011 at 19:27

Reacting to the overwhelming German Parliamentary vote to phase out all nuclear plants by 2022, including the immediate shutdown of eight nuclear power stations and a gradual wind down of the remaining nine, Greenpeace campaigner Lauri Myllyvirta...

Double trouble for nuclear power: UK and Bulgaria projects collapse

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 4 April, 2012 19 comments

Yet more news in the past week about how bad an investment nuclear power is. In Bulgaria a plan to build a nuclear power plant was cancelled while in the UK plans to build two new plants were thrown into chaos. First, on March 28, ...

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