Several anti-nuclear activists told me that coal is preferable to nuclear power; others, especially from the postwar generation, are even vocally skeptical that … But in the 1980s, the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign reinvigorated the fight. The costs of new nuclear are extremely high and rising, compared with the low costs of the renewables which continue to decline. … Continued
Invest $50 billion in research and development for thorium-based molten salt reactors, and nuclear fusion reactors, to provide a green energy source for Americans. High profile disasters in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 and Fukushima, Japan in 2011 have raised public awareness of the dangers of nuclear power. Arguing that nuclear power couldn’t compete under market conditions, the industry convinced policymakers to make the public cover stranded costs – the mortgage that wasn’t yet paid. Stop Nuclear Power Multi-faith leaders come together for a prayer vigil outside Parliament in Cape Town to pray for good governance and a just energy future, 2018. The nuclear industry has engaged in a campaign of deceit and propaganda to convince the public that nuclear power is needed to end global warming and that they can do it cheaply and safely. The Campaign Against Nuclear Energy (CANE) was established in Perth, Western Australia on 14 February 1976 by Friends of the Earth (FOE); this included: Peter Brotherton, FOE coordinator WA and John Carlin, Mike Thomas and Barrie Machin after a meeting at University of WA. Stop New Nuclear is a campaign to stop new nuclear power stations and is an alliance of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, CND Cymru, Stop Nuclear Power Network UK, Kick Nuclear, South West Against Nuclear, Shutdown Sizewell, Sizewell Blockaders, Trident Ploughshares, Stop Hinkley, and Rising Tide UK For example, the process of enriching uranium to make it into fuel for nuclear power stations is also used to make nuclear weapons. Government commitment to the future of nuclear energy has been strong. The sum total of this bailout, also reviewed in the Union of Concerned Scientists … The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The Case for Nuclear Power. This website was made possible thanks to the generous support of New Zealand and Swiss Loterie Romande.
“[Sanders] will stop the building of new nuclear power plants and find a real solution to our existing nuclear waste problem,” a campaign spokesman told The Post. Aimed at protesting the construction of the Torness nuclear power station in the South-East of Scotland, as well as opposing nuclear power in general, SCRAM organized some of the largest anti-nuclear power demonstrations in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. In 1976, Pete Roche and a few other activists founded the Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace (SCRAM). And nuclear power and nuclear weapons industries are inextricably linked: nuclear power grew out of the nuclear weapons programme. The developing world (including Africa, India, and China) needs & deserves more energy A recap of Monday’s stories: New UN-Habitat campaign converts waste into wealth; refugee agency chief issues alert over 'dangerous nationalism', UN warns against Syrian civilian displacement; Guterres renews call for full disclosure by States over 1961 Hammarskjöld plane crash; First-ever conference on nuclear power and climate change.