36 ways to stop nuclear power

by Tracy Stokes on October 7, 2007

in Activism, Climate Change, EcoEnergy, Toxic World

36ways.gifOur government supports the building of new nuclear power stations across the UK as a means of securing a future energy supply. But instead of “bridging the power gap” between fossil fuels and renewables, this means we’ll be creating tens of thousands of tonnes of hazardous radioactive waste which will remain dangerous for a million years.

If you need convincing, watch this video.

No 2 Nuclear Power suggests 36 ways to help stop nukes (but still help combat climate change):

1. Get Informed
2. Stay Informed
3. Respond to the Energy Review
4. Write to Alan Johnson
5. Write to Gordon Brown
6. Write to your MP
7. Write to your MSPs
8. Write to your AMs
9. Ask your MP to sign EDMs 1564 and 1565
10. Sign a Petition
11. Join your local campaign
12. Buy Green Electricity
13. Give up your incandescent light bulbs
14. Put more insulation in your loft
15. Insulate cavity walls
16. When replacing electrical goods buy energy efficient
17. Save energy around the house
18. Install micro-CHP or gas condensing boiler
19. Install a small wind turbine
20. Install a solar water heating system
21. Install solar pv panels
22. Install a ground source heat pump
23. Install a micro-hydro system
24. Install biomass heating
25. Ask your MP to support the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill
26. Ask your MSP to support the Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration Bill
27. Lobby your council to promote micro-generation
28. Lobby your council to sign the Nottingham Declaration
29. Lobby your council to join solar cities
30. Lobby your council to become a nuclear free local authority
31. Write to the Newspapers
32. Say yes to wind
33. Embrace the revolution
34. Take action to support WWF’s climate change campaign
35. Take Action to support Greenpeace’s Climate Change Campaign
36. Make a small donation

Join the Facebook Nuclear Energy group to keep on eye on what’s happening with nuclear energy in the UK.

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Pete Roche October 8, 2007 at 1:42 pm

Hi Tracy,

I’m the editor of the no2nuclearpower website. I will be updating the “36 ways” over the next month or so. Some of it is out of date. So keep a watch or send me your e-mail address.

Pete

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Paul October 9, 2007 at 4:47 am

Honestly, I’d rather have nuclear power and nuclear waste fuel (that can, by the way, be recycled retreated into new usable nuclear fuel). Install a heat pump? Install wind farms? Install this install that. Seriously, its just contained nuclear radiation heating up some water to boil some steam to spin some turbine generators. Theres nothing nasty going into the air. I’m more concerned of people getting tumors from cell phones and asthma from diesel and petrol motors than I am from the slightest bit of radiation…that will never affect anyone negatively to begin with! Come on people! Its just electron excitement!

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Johnnyb December 10, 2007 at 11:07 pm

I am informed about nuke power, and think that its the only way to go! Why would anyone want to stop nuke power? We need to build 500 more nuke plants so we can be like France and have nearly 100% of our power coming from nuclear sources.

Hydro has been tapped out, wind and solar require batteries, and neither can be used to make hydrogen cheaply. Nuclear is the only one that is cost competitive with coal, and once we start mass producing nuke plants the cost of construction will come down which is the main expense of building a nuke plant.

Seriously, you anti-nuke people are nutty or have some sort of agenda thats against the progress of the human race. Nukes Rock!

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Gardener H. August 2, 2008 at 2:41 pm

I can’t think what families of all that men who die trying close Chernobil, how they will feel about our unique cool way to speak and write for what we don’t know.
My country is near nuclear factories and many people die the last decates from the nuclear clouds came from Chernobil. Nuclear energy can do very bad things not to one or two person but to countries and thousant of people. Cancer is one of these bad things and noone wants such a future for himself or his children.

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Chris March 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

Nuclear power may be effective, but the result of one single accident can be unimaginably devistating, and that alone is not worth the risk.

For the same amount of money that is spent on the nuclear power plants, we could make energy that is effective and completely clean even in the case of an accident

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