Nuclear Power Is No Solution for Global Warming: Time to Establish an International Sustainable Energy Agency
by Alice Slater for Pacific Ecologist
Nuclear Power: Economics and Climate Protection Potential
Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute demonstrates the economic liabilities of nuclear power. For every dollar spent on nuclear power, we get less carbon abatement to prevent global warming than if we had invested that dollar in energy efficiency or renewables.
Nuclear Power Powers the Bomb
The Abolition 2000 statement recognizes the “inextricable link” between nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Nuclear reactors produce radioactive materials that not only wreak havoc on our health and the environment, spreading lethal radiation for hundreds of thousands of years to come, but also are used for building nuclear bombs. Sustainable energy provides the only solution to our planet’s energy needs, and energy self-sufficiency is more compelling now than ever. With 401 reactors worldwide, nuclear power plants represent one of the most vulnerable threats to global security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.The working group has produced a model statute for an International Sustainable Energy Fund, as an alternative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. We worked with the NGO Caucus on Energy and Climate Change to obtain government sponsorship to enact the statute during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although our effects were blocked by powerful corporate and national interests, the group intends to work for the creation of an International Sustainable Energy Agency by promoting this initiative at every available opportunity. We have held workshops on the initiative at various NPT PrepCom and Review Conference events and at the World Social Forum in Porto Allegre Brazil.
The Campaign to Phase Out Nuclear Power and Establish an International Sustainable Energy Agency
We are at a critical moment in the work we have been doing together for nuclear abolition. The recent failures of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, the Millennium Summit and the General Assembly to meaningfully address issues of nuclear disarmament and nuclear proliferation, should serve as a wake up call to nations that we cannot continue “business as usual”.Learn more…
Read the Proposed Statute
Short Power Point: An Ever-Growing Inventory of Unburied Waste
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, New York
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