THE Eden Project has been criticised by environmentalists over its links with French nuclear energy giant EDF and its UK subsidiary EDF Energy. The Cornish environmental attraction supported EDF Energy’s Green Britain Day, launched yesterday by athletes including Olympian Victoria Pendleton and Paralympian Eleanor Simmonds, which urges people to reduce their carbon footprint.
Western Morning News 11th July 2009 more >>
Offers holidays in hell.
Times 11th July 2009 more >>
Iran said yesterday that it was preparing a new package of “political, security and international” issues to put to the west in negotiations over its pursuit of nuclear technology. On Friday, the G8 meeting in Italy gave Tehran a September deadline for entering talks or risk facing a new round of sanctions.
Observer 12th July 2009 more >>
BUNGLING workmen have caused £2million worth of damage at a nuclear submarine base. Contractors were fitting a new £150million jetty at HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane when water flooded into vital wiring. The massive jetty – the length of two football pitches – suffered major damage. A source close to the project said: “It was being moved into place and workmen were drilling to put in supports.
Sunday Mail 12th July 2009 more >>
Drawing attention to the SNP’s defence policy is not only a justifiable electoral ploy, it is also in the public interest. We know the SNP intends to banish Trident or its successor from Scottish waters, and many approve of this, either because they are opposed to anything nuclear or because they foresee no need to maintain a nuclear deterrent in the present state of the world. This, as I have said, is a gamble, because all assumptions about the state of the world 10 years on cannot be other than speculative.
Sunday Times 12th July 2009 more >>
The Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been challenged over his allegedly inconsistent remarks about nuclear weapons. He has applauded the agreement of the US and Russian governments to reduce their nuclear arsenals but has insisted he will press ahead with the renewal of the UK’s nuclear weapons system, Trident.
Ekklesia 11th July 2009 more >>
Gordon Brown: Ed Milliband will this week set out how we will meet our legally binding commitment to cut UK emissions by a third by 2020 and Peter Mandelson will unveil our low-carbon industrial strategy. This will involve innovative schemes, such as loans to families to make energy-efficiency improvements that are repaid though savings on fuel bills, and cashback schemes for households and communities that generate their own clean energy. Under the Great British Refurb we aim to have every loft and cavity wall in the country insulated by 2015 and smart meters in every home by 2020.
Observer 12th July 2009 more >>
IT’S AN unprecedented power grab, which could affect everyone in the country. And it is angering people right across Scotland. Huge industrial plants and other controversial environment-trashing schemes are being bulldozed through by changes to the planning process, depriving communities of their rights, causing pollution and threatening public health. And it is all because the Scottish Government has fast-tracked major developments that people don’t want. The views of residents have been marginalised, ignored or never sought, and they have now had enough. So up and down the country ordinary people are forming action groups, arranging public meetings and taking legal action in their droves. Arguments are currently raging over proposals for a coal-fired power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire, a waste incinerator near Greengairs in Lanarkshire and huge housing developments in Fife.
Sunday Herald 12th July 2009 more >>