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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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Candle-lit celebration

Blog entry by Salvatore | 12 August, 2008

The Esperanza’s 2000 km anti-coal clean energy tour of Australia (from Sydney to Cairns) ended with a spectacular candle-lit celebration. Local residents and Greenpeace used 3000 candles to build a giant wind turbine. The art...

Mediterranean eye candy

Blog entry by Lisa | 12 August, 2008 1 comment

We've all been "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" over the latest pics taken by our photographer on the Arctic Sunrise in the Mediterranean Sea. For desktop wallpaper - click here . You can read more on what this Greenpeace ship has been...

How to read the nuclear news

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008

As we said last week with the news of the fire at the construction site of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland, when following the news about the nuclear industry, it is a mistake to take initial reports at face value. Always...

The Cordillera mayors and Bataan: a victory for local opposition?

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008 1 comment

You might remember us profiling the Philippine nuclear power station in Bataan , which took eight years and $2.3 billion to build, 32 years to pay off, and never produced a single watt of electricity. The Philippine government are...

Fallout from August 11 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: EDF finalises deal to run two China nuclear plants ‘EDF, the world's biggest single producer of nuclear energy, signed a formal agreement on Sunday to...

The eternal promiser

Blog entry by Salvatore | 8 August, 2008

Enlarge Image Michael Dell has no doubt about the aspirations he sets for his company. Make Dell #1 - not only in sales, but also environment. Roughly a year ago, he announced that Dell wants to become the greenest technology...

The nuclear ‘renaissance’: who benefits?

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

We’ve noted before the industry spin that refers to the push for new nuclear power stations as a nuclear ‘renaissance’. The original Renaissance saw a huge transformation in art, philosophy, politics and society as whole. It was the...

Fallout from August 8 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Sify News: NSG to meet twice to decide Indian waiver ‘The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group is likely to have two meetings — one on August 21 and another in early...

Greenpeace Turkey: Action against Sabanci nuclear tender

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday Greenpeace activists took action in Istanbul against the Sabanci Corporation who are preparing to participate in the nuclear power plant tender in Turkey. Sabanci is one of the biggest companies in Turkey with a very good...

ASEAN: No nuclear energy in South East Asia

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

(©Greenpeace/Vinai Dithajohn) It’s been a very busy week for Greenpeace South East Asia. The energy ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] met in Bangkok this week to discuss energy issues. Unfortunately,...

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