Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Because of its vested interests, Australia should not have a key position in Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty meetings

by Peter Ravine, 26 April 2010, I am concerned at Australia’s position with regard to proposed changes to the Non Proliferation Treaty. It holds a key position in the coming review as co-chair of the International Commission yet it has an unavoidable vested interest in promoting uranium exports.

It should be replaced by a neutral country like Ireland or New Zealand, and the Commission should be re-constituted with adequate informed renewable energy representation. The Commission’s proceedings to date should be rejected until a new neutral commission is formed to revise the proceedings as needed.  (This article continues in item below)

April 26, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, weapons and war | , , , | Leave a comment

Need to redraft Report of International Commission on Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament.

Paragraph 15 and the remainder of the document would need to be re-worded to require phasing out nuclear power. Support for the following  points  might help to influence next month’s NPT New York conference.

by Peter Ravine, 26 April 2010, With due respect to Dr Gareth Evans, I am not impressed by the Commission’s December 2009 report as indicated by the following extract: Continue reading

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Postponement of U.S. Climate Bill raises doubt that nuclear will be included

Graham’s withdrawal of support for the climate bill actually removes pressure on Sen. John Kerry and California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who come from the two most anti-nuclear states in the country. They’ve had to swallow hard to support the climate bill and its support for nuclear energy

Climate bill postponed, Idaho Samizdat ~ http://djysrv.blogspot.com, Dan Yurman. 25 April 2010, A top priority for President Obama suffered a severe setback over the weekend as Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham withdrew his support for climate change legislation which was to be introduced in the Senate this week. Continue reading

April 26, 2010 Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy | , , , , | Leave a comment

At last, Australian solar projects to be announced

Shortlisted solar projects to see the light of day * Giles Parksinson , The Australian,  April 26, 2010 IT could be a big fortnight for the Australian solar industry. The shortlist for the first two projects in the $1.5 billion Solar Flagships program is expected to be announced soon, and so will the much awaited but long-delayed winners of the solar component of the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program. Continue reading

April 26, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, solar | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK election: Climate Change and Nuclear Power in the spotlight

Labour & Lib Dems Put Spotlight on Conservative Climate Sceptics The Energy Collective, by Vicky Portwain on 04/25/2010 Labour and Liberal Democrat energy representatives Ed Miliband and Simon Hughes joined forces to put Tory climate change sceptics in the spotlight this week.TThe ‘green hustings’ event organised by the Guardian featured a debate on climate change and energy between the 3 biggest political parties. The debate can be heard online via the Guardian website……Nuclear Power The Lib Dems do not believe nuclear power stations can be delivered in time before the energy crisis hits and that the nuclear programme undermines the building out of renewable energy……Labour & Lib Dems Put Spotlight on Conservative Climate Sceptics

April 26, 2010 Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy | , , , , , | Leave a comment