Tag Archive for 'nuclear power'

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 […]

Nuclear power as part of a low carbon energy supply

December 11th, 2011 by The University of Manchester

Nuclear power could contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the UK but this would lead to considerable impacts on natural resources and the environment, a report, ‘Assessing the Sustainability of nuclear power in the UK‘, from The University of Manchester claims.

Seven double standards of green anti-nuclear opponents

April 1st, 2011 by George Monbiot

Thank you to George Monbiot for giving Sustainable Guernsey permission to publish this article.  This article was published originally on the Guardian’s website on 31st March 2011 —————- Why don’t we judge other forms of energy generation by the standards we apply to nuclear power? The accusations have been so lurid that I had to […]

The nuclear emergency in Japan should be a wake up call for us all

March 21st, 2011 by Anne Sandwith

The nuclear emergency in Japan should be a wake up call for us all. As a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth since the mid-1980s I’ve taken part in several peaceful protests and vigils at the Flamanville nuclear power plant, the Cap de la Hague reprocessing plant and also in Cherbourg against the […]

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 […]