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2 December 2020

'Building back greener' - yet more Tory greenwash

The Tories announced on 17 November their ten-point plan to tackle climate change, and reach a net-zero emissions target by 2050

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26 June 2019

Opinion: capitalism's Fukushima showed same recklessness as Stalinism's Chernobyl

While lauding the marvellous TV series Chernobyl, the capitalist press has gleefully criticised 'socialism', and even Corbyn, for the Ukrainian nuclear disaster

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3 April 2019

40 years after Three Mile Island disaster

On the morning of 28 March 1979, pumps feeding water into the steam generator at Three Mile Island's No.2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, failed. Emergency shutdown systems appeared to have worked correctly - but they hadn't.

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7 August 2018

No to Tory plans for radioactive waste under national parks

Nuclear energy has been neither cheap, safe, nor pollution-free

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21 March 2018

Hinkley workers win back unpaid wages after sit-in protest

Workers building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have won back unpaid wages after more than 500 staged a two-day sit-in protest

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7 March 2018

Japan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster

The magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake of March 2011 was powerful enough to move the largest island of Japan 2.4 metres east. The tsunami which followed sparked the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. 15,000 lives were lost.

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5 April 2017

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

It is six years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. On 11 March 2011 - '3/11' - a devastating earthquake and series of tsunamis destroyed the cooling systems at the Fukushima power plant, one of 50 nuclear plants in the earthquake prone country.

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24 February 2017

Byelections: Break with Labour Blairism wasn't on offer

It is Blair's own toxic legacy that has led to the decline of the Labour vote in Copeland and Stoke

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22 September 2016

Hinkley Point C: wasteful, dangerous and polluting

Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the 18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset

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20 April 2016

Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 years on

On 26 April 1986, an explosion destroyed the nuclear power station in Chernobyl. This explosion, the worst 'nuclear incident' in history, set back confidence in 'clean' nuclear energy for a generation.

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25 November 2015

Socialist change not climate change

The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.

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11 November 2015

Can biomass energy be part of a socialist plan of production?

A reader criticised the idea of using 'biomass' as part of green, socialist energy production. We publish this letter, along with a reply.

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29 October 2015

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.

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2 September 2015

Nuclear Secrets: a dangerous dead end

TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).

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14 August 2015

TV review: Britain's nuclear secrets

In what was obviously intended as a positive story on the nuclear industry, respected physicist Jim Al-Khalili took a camera crew into the nuclear complex at Sellafield in Cumbria

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5 August 2015

Hiroshima - 70 years on

Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.

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11 December 2013

Cameron 'kowtows' to Chinese dictatorship

Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty 'principles': David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending 'democracy' or 'human rights' in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism, writes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info.

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Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

Energy bills - Dividend payout rate - percentage of profits paid in dividends as a proportion of net income, photo The Socialist

23 October 2013

Energy for the millions ...not the millionaires

People ask what on earth is going on in the energy industry? Kate Jones of Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party investigates.

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23 October 2013

Big business lines its pockets from nuclear power

You want generous, guaranteed energy prices, fixed for 35 years? No problem if you own a French or Chinese multinational company. Bad luck if you're an ordinary consumer, writes Pete Mason.

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16 October 2013

SSE: So Sodding Expensive!

An estimated 7,000 pensioners died between December 2011 and March 2012 because their homes were too cold. 6.7% of the population live in fuel poverty - up 50% since 2010, writes John Sharpe.

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