Monthly Archives: February 2013

Blank cheques to EDF?

“Barclays, which forecasts stagnant earnings per share growth and negative free cash flow for EDF, doubts the French state will approve the above-inflation price increases the company needs for nuclear power plant upgrades.”

But more importantly than that, even IF the government agrees to a secrecy clause and blank cheques from British taxpayers to the french government via EDF they still won’t start building on time because

“Even if EDF finds a new partner, it will have no interest in starting the project early, as its cash flow is needed in France”
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/preview-edf-shed-assets-cut-145702640.html

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National day of action against the nuclear industry in Solidarity with Japan

National day of action against the nuclear industry in Solidarity with Japan

London demo for Fukushima anniversary

On 9th March 2013 join us in London, to mark the 2nd anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster, in international solidarity with people in Japan and for a nuclear-free world.
Organised by Japanese Against Nuclear UK, Kick Nuclear and CND.
Meeting at Hyde Park Corner at 12 noon, we will march through London to Parliament where a rally will be held in Palace Yard at 2.30pm
The catastrophe in Japan continues to unfold, with contamination spreading across the country and into the Pacific ocean.
Meanwhile in the UK nuclear new build hangs in the balance as EdF, the only developer still willing to invest, seeks economic subsidies from our government.
Taxpayers are already paying £1.5billion a year to manage the existing radioactive waste legacy ineffectively at Sellafield. And no long term storage solution has been found.
Now is the time to make your feelings heard on our energy future. Do we invest in genuinely clean, sustainable electricity, and reduce our demand by improving efficiency? Or do we let big business drag us further into the toxic morass of nuclear power?
The Government is poised to announce planning permission for the new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in the next few weeks.
Come with us and remind them of the appalling consequences of nuclear technology. We don’t buy their greenwash.

Coaches leave from Bristol, Bridgwater and Glastonbury on Saturday morning. Priced £6/£12 or whatever you can afford. Please get in touch ASAP if you want a seat.

Contact:  josephine.smoldon@virgin.net

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Avaaz petition against Hinkley C in the UK

Avaaz are now starting to pick up on the nuclear issue here is a petition created by the newly SWAN in Avalon group based in and around Glastonbury. Please sign the petition, and add your voice to the call for an end to the ridiculous Hinkley C project.

Hinkley point A & B surrounded by flood water

Hinkley point A & B surrounded by flood water

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/End_Nuclear_Insanity_NOW_Ban_Construction_of_Hinkley_C_Nuclear_Power_Station/?cPKymab

Just last week the Cumbrian Councils who had been considering volunteering to become a host community for a deep nuclear dump voted 7-3 against it. They were the ONLY community in the UK to have even been serious about coming forward. The handful of other councils that considered it soon dropped the idea once they gave it some thought. This adds further weight to the concerns of many us that the governments plans are nothing more than a fantasy. Whilst doing this ‘fantasising’ is essential in terms of trying to deal with the legacy waste, it as both preposterous and unethical, to try & justify making even more dangerous waste off the back of these fantasys.

No wonder the British public & local authorities are nervous about the governments attitude to the very real dangers posed to us all from this deadly technology. And what a grim fantasy to have to concern ourselves with. Thanks ancestors. We can’t do anything about what you created. But to those of you in power – we can & will stop you.