Letter sent today .... Dear Lord Bragg, LAND GRABBING MAFIA When I heard your voice on the radio talking about the “disgraceful purchase of land, shameful manoeuvring, bullying mafia tactics” I thought Hurrah! Melvyn has read all our many letters to him and is at last holding the nuclear industry to account! It was …
The Evening Mail's Pylon Poll has the option (unlike the actual Consultations) to vote No to Moorside...the poll is now standing at 70% saying No to Moorside ...this is absolutely remarkable and very heartening given that the Friends of the Lake District and other groups along with the media are concentrating campaign efforts and media …
20 years ago – the National Park go to great lengths to “protect the public” from the Rusland Beeches. If only they would be so protective of the public’s health from the biggest nuclear development in Europe planned for Cumbria.
Sept 3rd 1996
Had a visit from CID. Just arrived unannounced at the door – plain clothes chap….asking(?) to come in and “talk about the Rusland Beeches” Like before (on the phone) wants to know if I plan to organise a “sit in” but the National Park still have to ratify their own decision to fell and need permission from the Dept of Environment and we dont want to jeopardise their decision. I ask if they will be making an official visit to the National Park as ordinary landowners are fined 10,000 a tree for felling TPO trees and thats without bats overwintering! He assures me they will be speaking to the NP but I won’t hold my breath.
Parish Councils around the Cumbrian Coast have teamed up to oppose the giant pylons from Moorside. Former US nuclear regulator Arnie Gundersen has told Radiation Free Lakeland that there would need to be two transmission lines 10 miles apart. Pylons are the least worst thing about Moorside. We suspect that those few Parish Councillors who …
Google Streetview of Norcia, Italy
M6.2 – 10km SE of Norcia, Italy, 2016-08-24 01:36:33 UTC 42.714°N 13.172°E 10.0 km depth http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006g7w#executive
M5.5 – 4km NE of Norcia, Italy, 2016-08-24 02:33:30 UTC 42.822°N 13.126°E 10.0 km depth http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006g7d#executive
“‘Voices under the rubble’ after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead
Posted:Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:09:16 -0400
ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/4IFDBw51Fto/us-italy-quake-idUSKCN10Z04H
Italy cancelled the nuclear power station which would have been closest to the epicentre and closed the rest after Chernobyl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power_in_Italy
Fantastic that you are supporting the Friends of the Lake District campaign to hide the two rows of pylons from the proposed Moorside nuclear reactors.
Perhaps you would consider supporting the resistance to Moorside?
The doubling of Sellafields already “grotesque” (Alfred Wainwright) nuclear sprawl will be rather more difficult to hide than the pylons.
on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland
Kuwait scraps plans for new nuclear…too costly, too dangerous …..
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has reportedly scrapped plans to build a nuclear power plant citing cost concerns.The country had planned to obtain a licence for the project from the United Nations.Kuwait Times reports that the ministry decided to retract the plans because studies proved it was unfeasible and too expensive.The ministry also said alternative energy sources like wind and solar power were more cost effective, according to the publication.The country is expected to require several new power stations between 2020 and 2030.
George Monbiot is right: wholesale destruction of wildlife is obscene (The grouse shooters aim to kill, 16 August). Why no grousing, then, on the imminent destruction of the diverse habitats and endangered species, including many red list birds, on the west coast of Cumbria? Why no grouse about the collateral damage in obsessive pursuit …
THE NUCLEAR FREE LOCAL AUTHORITIES calls on the UK Government to consider a decentralised alternative energy policy including district heating, green gas and solar in its review of Hinkley Point C The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) publishes today a report which shows some of the types of alternative energy solutions the UK Government could …
NUclear is way past its sell by date, way past being socially, ethically and environmentally acceptable and not needed apart from insane military hubris.
“The main barriers to a conversion“[to 100% Wind, Water, Solar] are neither technical nor economic; rather, they are social and political.” (Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson, Ph.D. in Testimony to the US Congress, 19 Nov. 2015)
“Written Testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic Forum on Climate Change November 19, 2015 at 2 PM, Washington D.C. By Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University (Witness), Roadmaps for 139 Countries and the 50 United States to Transition to 100% Clean, Renewable Wind, Water, and Solar (WWS) Power for all Purposes by 2050 and 80% by 2030”
Navajo solar carport US DOE
Green and Red Emphasis (underline) added. Original with embedded links found here: https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/15-11-19-HouseEEC-MZJTestimony.pdf More information found here: https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson
140 countries studied out of 196 countries.