Friends of the Earth UK’s Top Ten Priorities- No 1: Keep Schtum about Nuclear

Reblogging this following news today of DECCs demise. Already the salty tears for DECCs ending have started from Friends of the Earth UK . DECCs role was not actually to protect the climate but to create a fertile climate for new nuclear. 95% of DECCs budget went to private companies chasing government contracts for obscene nuclear dumping …sorry “decommissioning” and promoting Geological Dumping and New Build. So let’s have no tears for DECC, a wolf in sheeps clothing if ever there was one.

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As a former long time activist with Friends of the Earth this is horrifying. Simon Bullock, Friends of the Earth’s senior campaigner on Climate Change and Energy has outlined the top ten priorities for Amber Rudd, the new head of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  DECC was formed in 2008 amidst great hope for a new future tackling climate change and ensuring a genuinely sustainable future.  The grim reality of  DECC is that 95% of its budget goes to nuclear .  Almost all of the roughly £7.9 billion DECC budget during 2013/14 went towards “cleaning up”  the UK’s nuclear legacy largely at Sellafield through the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a government quango.  The NDA has also spent public money on buying up large areas of land around Sellafield – one would think as a buffer zone as a measure of protection for the…

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3 thoughts on “Friends of the Earth UK’s Top Ten Priorities- No 1: Keep Schtum about Nuclear

  1. Years ago the new PM said that she was against the unfair subsidies that new nuclear gets. And, that there needed to be more mini-solar and mini-wind power. If she is a real person then maybe she didn’t change her mind.

  2. Any idea if the nuclear beauty pageant (i.e. architectural competition) has been canceled now that Amber Rudd has been ousted? Just read that Amber Rudd is trying to get a UN job. To make a laughing stock of them too?

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