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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...

17 nuclear headaches

Blog entry by Raquel Montón | 28 November, 2014 2 comments

"It was my duty to do this and I did it." These are the words of one of our Greenpeace activists when he was prosecuted last September for the peaceful protest at the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim in France. These thoughts are...

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...

Nuclear power and democracy don’t mix

Blog entry by jmckeati | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Remember last week and the German election result that threw into doubt Angel Merkel’s plans to extent the lifetime of the countries nuclear reactors ? Her government no longer controls the upper house Bundesrat or Federal Council. So...

Atomkraft ist ein Irrweg, Frau Merkel!

Blog entry by jmckeati | 27 August, 2010

‘Nuclear Power is the wrong path, Mrs. Merkel!’ was the message Greenpeace sent to the German Chancellor yesterday by projecting it on the Emsland nuclear power plant… Greenpeace is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 5 September, 2012

Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom offices in ...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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