Letter: Of Labour MSPs who I saw at the protest, only two voted with their consciences, Elaine Smith and Marylin Glen. But two others who had been at the protest failed to take a stand against nuclear weapons in Scotland.
Scotsman 2nd October 2006
Around 150 peace campaigners gathered at an US air base in Suffolk to demand the removal of nuclear weapons. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament claims there are more than 100 American nuclear bombs at RAF Lakenheath.
BBC 1st October 2006
The Government has ruled out any use of nuclear energy in Ireland in the future. A new green paper on energy launched today outlines other initiatives, such as support for families whose homes are energy efficient, and land set aside for renewable energy plants. Minister for the Environment Dick Roche said today that nuclear energy is not efficient and we should focus on cleaner forms of power instead.
Breakingnews.ie 1st October 2006
The Belgian government is expected to have a golden share over certain assets in the energy group to be created from the merger of Gaz de France and Suez, the Franco-Belgian power group. It is understood the government is also negotiating with Suez over ways of releasing the group’s stranglehold over electricity generation in Belgium, where it controls 90 per cent of the market through its ownership of Electrabel, the Belgian power company.
FT 2nd October 2006
TRAINS carrying nuclear waste will be guarded round the clock after a Daily Mirror investigation revealed they were an open target for terrorists. Our revelations prompted an urgent security review and have led to new measures including police patrols, 24 hour CCTV cover and security guards staying with trains at all times. Rail chiefs demanded the overhaul after we planted a fake bomb on a flask holding radioactive material.
Daily Mirror 2nd October 2006
The least highly paid board of directors was at British Energy, which operates nuclear power stations including Heysham, Sizewell B and Dungeness. Its 13-strong board earned a total £3.1m.
Guardian 2nd October 2006