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Nuclear Power Forum an expensive and risky distraction from real solutions

Feature story | December 10, 2010 at 11:22 1 comment

Greenpeace today held a protest at the opening of the Nuclear Power Forum Philippines in Manila, to call upon President Aquino’s government to abandon its pursuit of nuclear energy in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures to...

Nuclear power in ASEAN region a security risk: Greenpeace warnsNuclear power in ASEAN...

Feature story | May 29, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today warned that that the recent nuclear weapons testing in North Korea has underscored the dangerous connection between nuclear power and nuclear arms, and has called on ASEAN leaders to abandon their nuclear ambitions, or risk...

No more Chernobyls!

Feature story | April 25, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Calling for safe energy for the Philippines ,...

Grasping at Straws?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | February 6, 2009

After a few days of browsing online forums and social networking sites, forum threads and news articles tackling the issue of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant's, (BNPP) revival, are not so difficult to ' Stumbleupon ' if you're an...

Greenpeace blasts Pangasinan resolution on nuclear plants

Feature story | February 18, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace today urged government leaders to stand fast against the machinations of nuclear energy peddlers, and instead move for the immediate adoption of energy efficiency measures and the fast deployment of renewable energy sources which, it...

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to scrap all plans for nuclear power

Press release | March 16, 2011 at 14:58

Greenpeace today called on the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to abandon all nuclear power plans, including those currently included the Philippine Energy Plan and the Energy Reform Agenda, and instead focus on achieving...

Greenpeace backs proposed bill to scrap nuclear from PH energy plans

Press release | May 16, 2011 at 19:08

Greenpeace today called on the country’s lawmakers to fast-track the passage of a Congress Bill that, once signed into law, will strike out nuclear energy from Philippine energy plans once and for all.

“Energy Revolution” Bike Ride gathers thousands of signatures for petition against...

Feature story | May 23, 2009 at 6:00

Hundreds of cyclists from Manila and Central Luzon have set off today on a historic tour from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to the House of Representatives in a bid to gather and deliver a petition opposing nuclear power signed by thousands of...

ASEAN's rescue package must abandon expensive nuclear nightmare

Feature story | April 10, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today protested at the main gate of the ASEAN+3 Summit venue in Thailand by launching a large balloon with banners saying "Not for Nukes, $ for Renewable Energy--Climate Action Now." Greenpeace demanded that government...

Chernobyl 25 Years later: A stark reminder of Fukushima's future

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 27, 2011

To date, Chernobyl still stands as the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident. But the unfolding disaster in Fukushima, Japan, demonstrates that no amount of technological sophistication or safety culture can prepare any country or...

A visual metaphor for the BNPP

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 27, 2009

Drawings or comic strip containing a political or social messages, related to current events or personalities, are commonly called 'editorial cartoons,' they serve as  visual metaphors and caricatures that explain complicated political...

No to BNPP!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 22, 2009 1 comment

There was a certain kind of chill in the air as I walked in the still empty campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.), it was still 5:30 in the morning, the sun's not yet up and there was no one there lest for the occasional...

I want a nukes-free future!

Blog entry by Veronica Rodriguez | March 24, 2011

The next day after I was born, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded. I remember how thankful I was that I am a Filipino born and living in the Philippines. I was thinking how I would survive if I was born in Ukraine,...

Learning from history

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 29, 2011

I once read a book, entitled “ The Poverty of Memory” and one of the main theses of the book is that the Philippines is what it is today because of being guilty of one particular sin -- the sin of forgetting. The major reason...

Danger: Nuclear power

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 20, 2009 1 comment

Not many people are aware of it, but here’s the new international symbol for radiation: According to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) which promotes nuclear energy, the symbol means “you are in danger, stop, run...

If only it was as simple as Facebook...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 15, 2009 6 comments

Fan our Facebook page by clicking the photo A week ago we started posting apropos of the BNPP revival on our  Facebook profile and yesterday, we thought that it is timely to pose this question: "If ever the Philippines pushes...

Around the traps...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 21, 2009

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant proponent, Congressman Mark Conjuangco seems to be getting a lot of airtime in the blogosphere recently below are some interesting posts about him. Greenpeace International Nuclear Reaction weblog has...

Madness and Apathy

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 21, 2009

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant has been given several monikers since its conception – the white elephant, Morong monster and the ghost of Morong, among others.  It has also been alluded to as a glorified stove by no less than the...

Nuclear Power: a dangerous waste of time

Publication | April 20, 2009 at 21:26

The nuclear power industry is attempting to exploit the climate crisis by aggressively promoting nuclear technology as a “low-carbon” means of generating electricity. Nuclear power claims to be safe,cost-effective and able meet the world’s energy...

Energy Revolution Bike Ride: Day 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 24, 2009

One of the bikers talking about the Bike Ride to kids in San Fernando, Pampanga After repeatedly hearing Heber Bartolome's 'Payag ka ba? ' for the nth time during the bike ride its easy to think that being part of the movement...

Protest at the ASEAN Summit venue

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 11, 2009

Tara delivers our message to the Thail delegate: "Nuclear power is bad for Southeast Asia's future!" Today I joined my counterparts, Isa and Hikmat, the media officers of the Thailand and Indonesia offices of Greenpeace Southeast...

The BNPP is safe!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 1, 2009 1 comment

Almost everybody knows that Google is the best place to find information about anything. Thanks to Google , we now know that we've made a terrible mistake on the issue of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, according to a recent search...

In response to Rey Vincent's Op-Ed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 25, 2009

In light of the recent moves in Congress to operationalize the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant - there seems to be an abundance of so-called nukes experts here in the Philippines. A certain Rey Vincent P.E., wrote a letter-to-the-editor to...

Nuclear Energy Myth

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 10, 2009

This is in response to the front-page article titled "Nuke energy key to stem climate change" (3/2/09) , which is about the nuclear industry’s claim that nuclear power has a role in climate change mitigation. Nuclear power in fact...

A Song dedicated to Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other pro-BNPP Representatives

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 24, 2009 3 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TtvzkHZdEo] Here is a song dedicated to Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other members of the House of Representatives who seem hellbent on railroading the HB 4631 calling for the revival of the Monster...

A Nuclear Blast From the Past

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 2, 2009 1 comment

"The nuclear industry has hitched a ride on the climate change bandwagon, proclaiming that nuclear power will solve the world’s global warming and energy problems in one sweeping “nuclear renaissance.” As you might expect, there’s a...

“Energy Revolution” Bike Ride: Day1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 23, 2009

Volunteers of Greenpeace, Livestrong and Firefly Brigade leave Morong, Bataan. After a few mishaps last night including an injury, car problem and hours of delay. We arrived exhausted. It was there in Morong that we all spent the...

How far is 'safe' when it comes to nukes?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 20, 2009 2 comments

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=101091798861025594634.00046a43e280c5523762a&ll=14.764259,120.723267&spn=1.859052,2.334595&z=8&output=embed&w=425&h=350] I believe that one reason why the powers...

Photos that speak thousands of words

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | March 5, 2009 1 comment

Photography has always been a powerful tool of communication. It is one of the new media forms that helps change perception and even the structure of society. This is proven by the photo exhibit we put up last Feb 28, 2009 at Malate...

There is strength in numbers

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 24, 2009

"Not in our backyard!" was the common sentiment of the mass that gathered in the prayer rally against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Under normal circumstances no one would bathe in the heat of noon. Noontime here in the...

Of Hope and Nay-sayers

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | February 23, 2009

Yesterday, I joined the hundreds who created the "NO TO BNPP" human banner as a solidarity message against the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Witnessing around 800 people join the activity made my hopes so high. After the...

Greenpeace Statement on Mark Cojuangco's sponsorship speech of HB 6300

Press release | June 4, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today condemned Cong. Mark Cojuangco's underhanded attempt to railroad the passage of the HB 6300 at the Lower House that seeks to commission the obsolete, mothballed and therefore dangerous Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 25, 2009 1 comment

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI30KOXMBzA] The bike ride that began in the far flung town of Morong, Bataan concludes with thousands of concerned Filipinos sending a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject...

A nuclear plant, a food blog, renewable energy and Mark Cojuangco

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 19, 2009 1 comment

Click on the image to join the discussion at Market Manila I couldn't believe my eyes when I learned last Saturday that Congressman Mark Cojuangco , himself was posting blog comments over at Market Manila Man's blog . To my...

Does signing a petition still make a difference?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 16, 2009 2 comments

Click here to take action! I've spent the whole day asking people to sign petition against nukes and the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. In the duration of the day I could hardly count the number of times I've answered this question:...

Some thoughts on lobbying...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 29, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday I went to Congress with other volunteers to help our campaigners lobby at Congress. The plan was simple we would go from door to door to every signle lawmaker's office, and give them the information pack that has all the...

Remembering the battle cry

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 9, 2009 4 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HR7OIJ2uVk] I was surprised when I opened the Greenpeace Youtube channel this morning. I got a message on our inbox coming from veterans of the historic anti-Bataan Nuclear Power Plant...

Nuclear power rejected anew in Indonesia

Press release | July 22, 2009 at 8:00

The rejection of nuclear power in Indonesia is another nail in the coffin of the nuclear industry, Greenpeace said today as it demanded the Philippine government to follow suit and abandon its dangerous nuclear power plans which it criticized as...

Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes needs to take firmer stance on nuclear energy

Press release | May 8, 2009 at 21:57

Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes recently issued a statement to the Manila Overseas Press Club regarding the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. During his briefing to the media, Reyes said that the Philippines is not equipped with the...

Greenpeace Statement on today’s hearing at the House Committee on Appropriations on...

Press release | March 5, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Campaigns Manager for the Philippines Beau Baconguis said: "The ongoing debate on the House bill mandating the revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant which continue to drag on in the House Committee on...

Volunteers of Greenpeace

Image | May 23, 2009 at 6:00

Volunteers of Greenpeace, Livestrong and Firefly Brigade leave Morong, Bataan 180 kilometers west of Manila, during the start of the “Energy Revolution Bike Ride" to oppose the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

Volunteers of Greenpeace

Image | May 23, 2009 at 15:56

Volunteers of Greenpeace, Livestrong and Firefly Brigade prepare to kick off of the “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” to oppose the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, from Morong, Bataan to the House of Representatives in Quezon City...

Volunteer cyclists stop in front of Morong

Image | May 23, 2009 at 15:52

Volunteer cyclists stop in front of Morong church, in Bataan, 180 kilometers west of Manila awaiting their blessing and send-off for the “Energy Revolution Bike Ride,” which will bring them from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to the House of...

A group of 35 bikers from the Greenpeace

Image | May 26, 2009 at 11:55

A group of 35 bikers from the Greenpeace ?Energy Revolution Bike Ride? make their way to the house of Representatives today after biking for 3 days and 200 kilometers from Morong, Bataan, site of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP)...

Greenpeace volunteers attach the pinwheels

Image | May 26, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers attach the pinwheels and banners at the gate of the Philippine House of Representatives in Quezon City.

A Greenpeace volunteer attaches pinwheels

Image | May 26, 2009 at 11:37

A Greenpeace volunteer attaches pinwheels and banners at the gate of the Philippine House of Representatives in Quezon City. The pinwheels contained the names of the people who signed the online petition which rejects the proposal for nuclear...

Greenpeace volunteers raise banners and attach

Image | May 26, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers raise banners and attach pinwheels by the gate of the Philippine House of Representatives in Quezon City, as policemen watch the peaceful protest.

A child joins the Greenpeace candle

Image | April 25, 2009 at 23:14

A child joins the Greenpeace candle-lighting ceremeony to mark the anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident. Calling for safe energy for the Philippines , supporters and volunteers of the environment group lit more than 2,000 candles which...

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