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Friends of the Earth debunk the propaganda of pro nuclear shill Ben Heard

Neal Blue – General Atomics

Ben Heard and the fake environment group ‘Bright New World’ that accepts secret corporate donations  Foe.org  This webpage factually rebuts some of the misinformation promulgated by paid nuclear lobbyist Ben Heard, whose fake environment group / corporate front group ‘Bright New World’ accepts secret corporate donations.

For factual rebuttals of the misinformation promulgated by other nuclear advocates please visit: https://nuclear.foe.org.au/propaganda/

Would you do consulting work for this company or promote its uranium mine in South Australia? Ben Heard has done both.

Scientists debunk the disgraceful anti-renewables propaganda of Ben Heard, the paid nuclear lobbyist whose fake environment group accepts secret corporate donations

Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

New article gathers the evidence to address the sceptics

Public release ‒ 17 May 2018

Lappeenranta University of Technology

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/luot-cwg051718.php

More dangerous misinformation – nuclear power/weapons connections

Ben Heard – the paid nuclear lobbyist whose fake environment group accepts secret corporate donations – claims that: “Peace is furthered when a nation embraces nuclear power, because it makes that nation empirically less likely to embark on a nuclear weapons program. That is the finding of a 2017 study published in the peer-reviewed journal International Security.”

That’s a lie twice over. Firstly, it isn’t true. Secondly, Heard’s assertion isn’t supported by the International Security journal article, written by Nicholas Miller from Dartmouth College.  Miller’s article downplays the power/weapons connections but much of the information in his article undermines his own argument (and Heard’s). In Miller’s own words, “more countries pursued nuclear weapons in the presence of a nuclear energy program than without one”, “the annual probability of starting a weapons program is more than twice as high in countries with nuclear energy programs…..https://nuclear.foe.org.au/ben-heard-secret-corporate-donations/

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May 23, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, spinbuster

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