Tag Archive for 'nuclear energy'

UNEP 2012 Year Book highlights loss of soil and nuclear power plant decommissioning as key issues

February 19th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

Unsustainable landuse Dramatic improvements in the way the world manages its precious soils will be key to food, water and climate security in the 21st century. According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Year Book 2012, 24% of the global land area has already suffered declines in health and productivity over the past quarter […]

A nuclear panacea?

February 10th, 2012 by George Monbiot

Duncan Clark’s article, New generation of nuclear reactors could consume radioactive waste as fuel, published in The Guardian on 2 February 2012 should cause even the most determined anti-nuclear campaigner to think long and hard about the choices that confront us. He reveals that Dr David McKay, chief scientific adviser to the UK government’s Department of […]

GfK NOP poll for Friends of the Earth finds opposition to new UK nuclear power stations grows

March 21st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

More than a third of British people (37 per cent) say they are now more likely to oppose replacement nuclear power stations in the UK following events in Japan in the last week, according to a new poll by GfK NOP for Friends of the Earth. Almost half of the people surveyed (44 percent) said […]

Alan Bates of Guernsey Electricity talks about a strategy of low carbon generation, affordability and energy security

February 28th, 2011 by Jon Taylor

Tell us about your background and what you will bring to the Guernsey Electricity company over the next few years. My career began as an engineering officer with P&O Cruises, before coming ashore into the energy sector.  I have moved on from engineering into business management where the skills and experience gained within these different […]