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Patrick Moore’s Economic Justice
Patrick Moore, ex-Greenpeace, sees in nuclear energy an interesting argument for what he terms “environmental justice,” which is true enough, and economic justice, used in the headline, works as well : African-American and Hispanic advocacy groups have historically been focused on civil rights, but they're...
Wed, May 2 2012
Wanted: New Stunt Men for Greenpeace
The French arm of Greenpeace is probably searching for a few new recruits after two of its activists were arrested today by French authorities for paragliding onto the grounds of the Bugey nuclear energy facility and dropping a smoke bomb. The stunt is nothing more than a political ploy by the organization...
Wed, May 2 2012
From Sweden to the Green River
Sort of a silly article from the New York Times: Internet companies often cloak themselves in an image of environmental awareness. But some companies that essentially live on the Internet are moving facilities to North Carolina, Virginia, northeastern Illinois and other regions whose main sources of...
Thu, Apr 19 2012
Catching Up with the Legacy of Lies
Although there are views on nuclear energy that are partisan in nature, there is nothing inherently ideological about an energy source. It is what it is – whether a creature of the free market (as in the United States) or a nationalized industry (as in China) or a mix of the two (as in France.) However...
Wed, Apr 4 2012
Is Bloomberg Businessweek Censoring Comments?
Suzy Hobbes over at Pop Atomic Studios makes the case . ...read more
Thu, Dec 15 2011
Where the Truth Lies
A mini-debate over at Business Week’s appropriately named Debate Room blog highlights something we often see when pro-nuclear energy meets anti-nuclear energy. See if you can spot it. First, NEI’s Vice President of Communications Scott Peterson: Nuclear plants alone won’t improve our air quality but...
Fri, Oct 7 2011
Greenpeace Guns A-Blazin’!
After a series of posts about Germany and its decision to keep its nuclear plants open while transitioning to renewable energy sources– and good luck on that! – it was time to move on to other subjects, however much the Germans had turned that overly tortured episode into an amusing soap opera. However...
Fri, Oct 1 2010
Is Greenpeace Lessening Its Anti-Nuclear Stance?
Probably not in the U.S., but in the UK they may be lessening their anti-nuclear stance. World Nuclear News has the story : The latest manifesto from Greenpeace UK is the first ever with no explicit anti-nuclear policies. It was launched with the tagline "Change the politics. Save the climate."...
Tue, Oct 13 2009
Texas, Russia and Greenpeace Gripes
Let’s peek in on some stories we’ve been following and see what’s what: The South Texas Project wants to build a new unit on its site and has found strong support from the San Antonio Express News: CPS customers pay rates that are routinely among the lowest of any major utility in the country. That's...
Mon, Oct 5 2009
Another Greenpeace Executive for Nuclear Energy
First it was Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore seeing the light about the benefits of nuclear power , now another former director of the international environmental organization has become a convert. In an exclusive interview with The Independent , Stephen Tindale , Executive Director of Greeenpeace...
Mon, Feb 23 2009
Patrick Moore in Newsweek
Patrick Moore , one of the cofounders of Greeenpeace and an advocate for nuclear energy, is interviewed by Fareed Zakaria in the latest issue of Newsweek . The pull quote: Greenpeace still uses the word "evil" to describe nuclear energy. I think that's as big a mistake as if you lumped...
Tue, Apr 15 2008
Moore Piece Sparks Debate Down Under
In yesterday's edition of The Melbourne Age , Dr. Patrick Moore called on his old compatriots at Greenpeace to drop their long-standing opposition to nuclear power in light of the threat posed by climate change. In response, Australian columnist Andrew Bolt is hosting quite a debate over at the Herald...
Tue, Dec 11 2007
Greenpeace Works to Block Third Reactor in Brazil
Details from CNN . ...read more
Wed, Nov 7 2007
Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy vs. Greenpeace
In this video, Bruno Comby of the French-based organization, Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy, debates Frédéric Marillier of Greenpeace about nuclear energy: ...read more
Fri, Aug 10 2007
Calling Greenpeace and NIRS to Account
A story that ran yesterday on the AP wire regarding the resurgence of interest in nuclear energy in the U.S. certainly attracted a lot of attention, especially on a Summer afternoon. If you take a look at Digg, you'll see that almost 600 of its users "dugg" the story -- which may be the...
Tue, Jul 3 2007
Following Greenpeace, Follow the Money
Plenty of our friends in the anti-nuclear movement often go to great pains to detail many of the PR activities that groups like NEI engage in -- Sourcewatch , being just one example. But all too often, many of those same groups won't reveal the sources of their funding. Which is why this exchange...
Fri, Jun 15 2007
A Democrat's Take on Greenpeace
In his latest diary at Daily Kos , N Nadir takes a closer look at Greenpeace and its methods : Greenpeace is an organization that proudly announces that it is it acceptable to deal with half of the problem of climate change two full generations from now . Never mind that the means by which this dealing...
Mon, Jun 11 2007
Greenpeace’s Economics of Nuclear Power
Greenpeace International recently issued a report titled “ The Economics of Nuclear Power ” (pdf). The four analysts (commissioned by Greenpeace) pulled cost information from 12 recent studies, analyzed how they differed, and even got into the breakdown ...read more
Fri, May 25 2007
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