Letter: New nuclear power stations are not a diversion from the task of delivering a massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, they are part of it. Opposition to nuclear power has probably more to do its historic association with nuclear weapons than the hard mathematics of green solutions for energy.
Guardian 3rd Jan 2009 more >>
6 reasons why nuclear can’t save us. Extract from “A Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience”.
AlterNet 3rd Jan 2009 more >>
With further instability in the UK’s energy supply from countries like Russia, The PPP Journal asks what the government should do to get more private investment for future energy production.
Public Servant Online 2nd Jan 2008 more >>
French nuclear services group Areva announced this week that it has applied for US government approval to build a two billion dollar uranium enrichment plant in the northwestern state of Idaho.
AFP 2nd Jan 2009 more >>
Almost 700m tonnes of CO2 would be released into the Earth’s atmosphere by even the smallest nuclear conflict, according to a US study that compares the environmental costs of developing various power sources.
Guardian 2nd Jan 2009 more >>
Plans to build a replacement warhead assembly and disassembly facility in Burghfield have been submitted by Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). The application, submitted to West Berkshire Council on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, has been named Project Mensa.
Reading Evening Post 2nd Jan 2009 more >>
Israel was preparing for a possible ground invasion of Gaza today amid fears Hamas rocket attacks could threaten its top-secret nuclear site. Meanwhile, leaders of the Hamas group have called on Palestinians to inflict a ‘day of wrath’ as the violence entered its seventh day in the troubled region.
Daily Mail 2nd Jan 2009 more >>