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Scottish Labour’s drift towards nuclear power

Calls for new nuclear power are rearing their ugly head again including from Scottish Labour, who blocked nuclear in Scotland 16 years ago.

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Nuclear power – 35 years on from Chernobyl

Since Chernobyl only three reactor projects have begun in Europe, all being built by the French state-owned company EDF.

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Japan’s outrageous radioactive waste plan

A decision to dump Fukushima’s radioactive waste water in the Pacific is causing outrage in Japan and beyond.

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Ten years since Fukushima nuclear disaster

New nuclear power is never worth the risk.

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Hunterston nuclear reactor restart isn’t worth it

End is in sight for nuclear power station but the owners EDF will cash in by running their risky reactors for another 6 months.

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No future for nuclear power

The politics of Scotland mean that new nuclear reactors here are almost unthinkable and the price of the renewable energy alternatives have fallen way below the cost of nuclear.

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Marrakech blog – urgent action needed and still possible despite Trump

Yesterday at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech a broad coalition of development, union, faith and environment groups laid out their analysis of where the world is heading and the urgent action that is needed to meet the targets agreed at last year’s conference in Paris. The group includes ActionAid, Christian Aid, Friends of the...

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Nuclear – if only they would listen …

EDF today announced that they would extend the life of the nuclear reactors at Torness until 2030.  This announcement is hardly a surprise, everyone who knows anything about energy has been expecting this announcement for a decade.  The only surprise is that they haven’t said this earlier.  It’s not hard for EDF to have a...

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Nuclear power, still no thanks

I grew up in Devon and my father fought against the proposed new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in neighbouring Somerset, including attending the lengthy public inquiry in the late 1980s. Sadly, the government learnt from this experience and made sure the more recent public inquiry wasn’t allowed to talk about big issues like whether we actually need new nuclear reactors. Nuclear is the ultimate unsustainable form of energy, leaving wastes which are dangerous for a thousand generations to come. During the first Hinkley inquiry I saw a poster stating ‘If the Romans had had nuclear reactors, we’d still be guarding the waste.’ I thought this was a great way to bring home the absurdity of nuclear. It was only later that I realised that of course the poster should really have said Cro-Magnon Man instead of the Romans, since we’ll need to be guarding that waste not for 2,000 years but for 25,000 years.

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