Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

Green Prophet

The first nuclear energy plant in the United Arab Emirates goes online on the Gulf Coast east of Qatar. In a desert region full of oil, and well unlimited sunshine, Abu Dhabi still plans to go ahead and build a nuclear energy site despite the risks. They weren’t thrilled about Jordan going nuclear as well, in 2011. Abu Dhabi is about to startup its nuclear reactor, a first for the Arab world. Energy carbon greenpeace Masdar nuclear renewable energy Solar Energy

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Nuclear power and the environment

Green Living Tips

Is nuclear energy green - and perhaps the answer to our energy needs? Some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

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Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Problems

Greentumble

Here’s the bottom line on nuclear waste: it’s incredibly toxic, incredibly dangerous, and if you’re among the 99 percent who aren’t employed by the nuclear energy industry, you don’t want it stored anywhere near your home. Why is it difficult to deal with nuclear waste safely?

Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes. This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. But it is interesting to think that just as the reaction that creates nuclear energy is found in the nucleus of uranium atoms, the controversy over the continued use of nuclear energy is at the core of practically any discussion about it. What is nuclear energy? Nuclear feedstocks are finite.

Nuclear crisis in Japan

Green Blog

Smoke is seen here coming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where several people have been reported injured following an explosion at the site. In the aftermaths of the massive and devastating earthquake that hit Japan yesterday a nuclear crisis has unfolded in the country.

7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous

3DPrint.com

Nuclear energy is an affordable, efficient and reliable option of generating power for many countries. But the dangerous side of the nuclear waste still casts a shadow over its widespread use. Nuclear waste has been described by Michael Stothard as “the most destructive and indestructible waste in history.” For example, a newly designed nuclear waste repository in France must remain sealed for at least 100,000 years once its filled [1]. What is nuclear waste?

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later

Green Prophet

Iran’s aggressive nuclear energy program seems to be constantly in the news these days; while other regional countries, including Jordan, have nuclear power ambitions of their own. As the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown is commemorated by Japan last week, the world may still not have learned the entire lesson of that tragic event. Statistically, the facts and figures of the need for nuclear reactors , are evident.

Understanding Jordan’s Nuclear Ambitions

Green Prophet

My interest in Jordan’s nuclear ambitions began at work –– researching if green energy is commercially available in Jordan. It’s coming from Saudi Arabia, from Iraq and from Egypt,” said Basel Burgan, head of anti-nuke lobbyists The National Campaign to save Jordanians from the Nuclear Project, in an article in the Dominion. “We At the gym, someone leaves a brochure on the treadmill: “Invest in Nuclear: Jordan Nuclear Power Plant Project.”.

Britain's independent nuclear deterrent

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The subjects of Her Majesty – for there is no such thing as a British citizen – and the rest of the world are told time and again that the Trident missiles on the nuclear submarines based at Faslane, at Gare Loch, are Britain's independent nuclear deterrent. Those weapons are not an independent nuclear deterrent as they are US missiles and while on UK ships are under US control. See how independent this British nuclear deterrent is.

Jordanians Step Up Nuclear Protests

Green Prophet

Anti-nuclear campaigners in Jordan have staged another protest against the nation’s plans to build a nuclear reactor. Around a month ago, Jordanians held a protest in Amman against the government’s plans to build a nuclear station which they remarked posed more risks than potential positive impacts. Wearing gasmasks and surrounded with mocked-up radioactive nuclear waste barrels, the campaigners insisted that nuclear power was dirty, unsafe and a security threat.

Nuclear Updates from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE

Green Prophet

From growing protests in Jordan and Egypt to the first ever approved plant in UAE – we have the latest on nuclear from the region. Jordan’s nuclear ambitions , which have faced a particularly rocky time over the years , encounters more drawbacks. Not only was the nuclear programme declared ‘hazardous and costly’ by a parliamentary committee last month , there is now a growing wave of protest against the nuclear plant.

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Living Green & Saving Energy

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. alternative energy eco-innovation global warming reduce fossil fuels German nuclear power greenhouse gas emissions

‘Our Jordan is Not Nuclear’ Say Greenpeace Activists

Green Prophet

Campaigners step up their lobbying for a nuclear-free Jordan as the final decision with regards to the chosen firm approaches. The Jordanian government will pick the firm which will build Jordan’s first nuclear station in May. Greenpeace campaigners in Jordan have urged the government to consider “the dire risks” the proposed nuclear project will have on current and future generations. Nuclear reactors can never be safe.

The Nuclear Meltdown of George Monbiot

Green Blog

Sadly, few of those descriptors apply to the George Monbiot who is now championing nuclear energy. Until quite recently, Monbiot was unequivocal that nuclear energy was not worth the risks. He was also certain that nuclear was not the optimal solution for climate change mitigation.

Reconsidering the nuclear option

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fukushima N-power plant explosion Sat 03-12-11 In the light of the events of mid-March 2011 following the earth quake and the tsunami in Japan nuclear power generation should be seriously rethought. It is not an option.

Nuclear? Non, Merci

Blue Earth

While recent events in Japan have the world all twitterpated about nuclear power, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is not economic in terms of return on investment. While it is true that older plants create significant free cash flow, new plants are too expensive to build, resulting in negative returns on investment. That is why nobody has broken ground on a new plant in the US, because even with loan guarantees, plants need direct subsidies to make them work economically.

Turkey Goes Ahead With Nuclear Reactors

Green Prophet

Forty years in the making: Turkey still intent on building the country’s first nuclear reactor on this serene spot on the Mediterranean Coast. Energy Black Sea Cypress Israel Japan Mediterranean Sea nuclear Turkey United Arab Emirates

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Protest Against Nuclear Power In Jordan

Green Prophet

Protesters in Jordan are campaigning against the country’s plans to build a nuclear reactor which they state carries more risks than positive impacts. Despite the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station and Germany’s bold move to shut down all nuclear reactors by 2020, it seems the Middle East is still set on a nuclear future. For more on Jordan and nuclear power see: Jordan Explores The Nuclear Option.

Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

Jordan is now months away from announcing the company they have selected to construct the country’s first nuclear reactor. Despite growing protests against the country’s nuclear plans from residents and environmentalists , the Jordanian government is pressing on with its nuclear programme. The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor as part of its efforts to end its heavy dependence on energy imports.

Radioactive Material Was Stolen From an Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant

Green Prophet

A search is underway to find whoever stole a safe containing radioactive material from Egypt’s first nuclear power station. . While hundreds of protestors surrounded the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt last week, someone managed to sneak in and steal some of its radioactive material. Located on the Mediterranean Sea , the Dabaa nuclear plant still under construction was the scene of violent protests as 500 Egyptians showed up to demand its relocation.

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Suspected of Actual Meltdown

Green Prophet

Yes we’re a site that focuses on the Middle East, but the Japan nuclear event is huge, and will affect all life on this planet. It now appears that at least one of the Fukushima Diiachi nuclear reactors, its No. Japan’s Nuclear “Dead Zone&# Dogs and Cats.

UAE Stands By Its Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

Despite the Fukushima nuclear power disaster, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates states that they will stick by their nuclear energy plans. With Jordanians taking to the streets to protest the dangers of developing nuclear power and the recent nuclear accident in France following hot of the heels on the Fukushima disaster , you would think that the Middle East would be seriously re-thinking any nuclear plans. Who Needs 11 Nuclear Plants.

Nuclear is Not The Way

Sierra Club Compass

I hope the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is listening. The DGEIS seeks to examine the environmental costs of spent nuclear fuel. During the meeting, dozens of concerned citizens spoke about problems associated with nuclear waste. There’s no real justification for the creation of high level radioactive waste,” said Diane D’Arrigo of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. “We’re We need to move beyond nuclear energy,” DuBois continued.

Greenpeace Assesses Jordan’s Energy Future Without Nuclear Option

Green Prophet

The report demonstrates Jordan’s potential to achieve full energy independence through renewable sources whilst campaigning against kingdom ambitions to develop nuclear energy. “This report shows the renewable power scenarios that can be implemented in Jordan without the need of a nuclear power plant. [It Image of anti-nuclear protestor via Greenpeace Jordan facebook page.

King Abdullah: Israel is Disrupting Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

Does placing Israel in the same camp as the anti-nuclear movement in Jordan have negative implications for the success and popularity of the campaign? There is now a new plot twist in the Jordanian nuclear ambition saga. King Abdullah has accused Israel of disrupting Jordan’s nuclear programme. Speaking to Ynet News, he remarked: “When we started going down the road of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, we approached some highly responsible countries to work with us.

Egypt to begin building nuclear reactor in 2020

Green Prophet

Construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant will begin in the next two to two-and-a-half years. Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in 2015 that allowed Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa along the northwestern coast of Egypt. Nuclear reactors can never be safe.

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Turks Ask Their Leaders to Say “No to Nuclear”

Green Prophet

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan, the Turkish government is moving ahead with nuclear power despite public opposition. Hundreds of Turkish activists formed a human chain across a bridge over Istanbul’s Golden Horn on March 10, the day before the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world’s second biggest nuclear energy accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Turkey not ready for nuclear?

Maritime Nuclear Energy May Still Be Worthwhile – To a Point

Green Prophet

Russian nuclear icebreaker 50 Years of Victory : Can spend many months at sea. Maritime nuclear may circumvent some of the risks. How a nuclear submarine reactor works. The Down Side of Nuclear Powered Navy Vessels. Nuclear Fears, Myths and Reality.

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Will Seriously Affect World Environment

Green Prophet

Japan’s situation involving its damaged nuclear reactors is going from bad to worse, following Friday’s mega earthquake and subsequent tsunami tidal waves. Energy Egypt Israel Japan Jordan Middle East nuclear radiationChecking for radiation in Japan.

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Japan Shutting Down Nuclear Plant Near Faultline

Sustainability Ninja

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has decided to close down a nuclear power plant located southwest of Tokyo because of its proximity to a volatile tectonic fault line. halt operations of all the reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant,” Kan said at a televised press conference. Eco News japan nuclear plant shutdown

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As US Nuclear Reactors decay…

Green Blog

It relates to the slow gradual decline of the US nuclear power sector. I’ve never been in a US nuclear plant, but people whom I know who have (pro-nuclear mind) paint a bleak picture. Now my (again pro-nuclear) colleagues are keen to stress that they see no safety issue here as despite the age of machinery in such plants, though old (like those in the UK) these plants are maintained in implacable condition, floors often swept spotless sort of thing.

“Worst Case Scenario” Realized as Three Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Melt Down

Green Prophet

In what is being considered as a “worst case scenario&# Japan power company authorities have now confirmed that three of the Fukushima nuclear reactors have actually melted down. With 3 Raging Meltdowns at Fukushima, What’s Positive About Nuclear Power.

Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. And the fear for possible nuclear accidents in other countries forces politicians to reconsider and review their current energy policy stance.

Japan Raises Nuclear Alert Level to 7

Sustainability Ninja

Japan has raised the nuclear alert level at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to a maximum seven, which is the same emergency level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The scale, devised by the international atomic energy agency, ranks nuclear and radiological accidents and incidents by their severity from one to seven. Eco News japan nuclear level japan radiation

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Greenpeace Raises More Questions Over Jordan’s Nuclear Plans

Green Prophet

From overstretched contractors exposed by Wikileaks to Japanese criticism over the poor selection of the reactor site, Greenpeace is raising serious questions over Jordan’s nuclear plans. Despite ongoing protests from green campaigners , it seems that Jordan is now determined to go down the path of nuclear power. The other being the poor location of the nuclear reactor so close to a water-poor, bustling metropolis. Problematic Nuclear Industry.

Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?

Greentumble

They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1]. In fact, nuclear power emits between 10 to 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour of generated power.

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Nuclear safety expert explains why he became anti-nuclear and pro-solar

Green Blog

The Italian nuclear engineer and safety expert Cesare Silvi explains why he left his former pro-nuclear stance for solar and other renewable energy sources: “I soon came to the conclusion that neither international cooperation nor technological advancements would guarantee human societies to build and safely run nuclear reactors in all possible conditions on Earth (earthquakes, floods, droughts, tornadoes, wars, terrorism, climate change, tsunamis, pandemics, etc.).

Germany Will Close All Nuclear Plants by 2022

Sustainability Ninja

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022. 220% of Germany’s power supply is nuclear, so they have a decade to provide alternatives. & Industry angela merkel germany nuclear power plantsSeven of the remaining German power plants were closed temporarily in March, just after the Japanese earthquake, and another six will be shut down by 2021.

Over 100K March Against Nuclear Power in Japan

Sustainability Ninja

Over a hundred thousand people are marching in central Tokyo, asking their government to no longer use nuclear power. It was the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, and radiation has spread across a much of northeastern Japan. A recent poll showed that 55% of Japanese want to reduce the number of nuclear reactors in the country, while 35% would like to leave the number about the same. 4% want an increase while 3% want to eliminate nuclear reactors completely.

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A critical analysis of future nuclear reactors designs

Green Blog

Once upon a time I used to be a fan of nuclear energy. As far as I saw it, nuclear energy was the silver bullet solution to all of our energy problems and more. Notably the fact that most of the economic figures in support of nuclear power (a couple of typical delusions you’ll find here and here ) come straight out of Hogwarts school of magic, wizardry….and and economics (more realistic appraisals of nuclear economics can be found here and here ).

Could Intense Solar Flares Meltdown Nuclear Reactors Everywhere?

Green Prophet

A massive solar flare, like small one shown in this photo , could cause the world’s 440 commercial and 300 plus research nuclear reactors to melt down simultaneously. But the real danger we might all face from such an event could be the total meltdown of the reactors the world’s 440 nuclear power plants as well as another few hundred “research reactors&# as some onlines sources point out. Dr. Helen Caldecott: Fukushima Nuclear Crises Much Worse Than Chernobyl.

Nuclear Piranhas Eat Their Own

Green Blog

We already know that the nuclear industry is quite comfortable colluding with governments to deceive the public or spying on environmental groups so that senior executives are sent to jail or lying to regulators to cover up radioactive leaks that are contaminating groundwater. So, it should come as very little surprise that the nuclear industry has the same ‘flexible’ view on ethics, legality and basic decency when dealing with its own people.

The stress free nuclear stress test

Green Blog

Pictured here is the nuclear power plant Gösgen, one of five nuclear reactors in Switzerland. In the wake of Fukushima a “stress test” of European nuclear reactors was proposed, in line with the “stress tests” applied to banks during the financial crisis.