Greenpeace Statement on Mark Cojuangco’s sponsorship speech of HB 6300

Greenpeace today condemned Cong. Mark Cojuangco’s underhanded attempt to railroad the passage of the HB 6300 at the Lower House that seeks to commission the obsolete, mothballed and therefore dangerous Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Click here to read more Advertisements

House Members Should Subpoena and Fully Consider All Gov’t Documents on Safety /Non-Safety of the BNPP!

WE THE LEADERS of the Consumers and Communicators for Truthful Information (CCTI) are alarmed that almost 200 House solons have already signed their support for Rep. Mark Cojuang­co’s House Bill 4631 seeking to operate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. This move is clearly premature!

Nuclear Energy Myth

This is in response to the front-page article titled “Nuke energy key to stem climate change” (3/2/09), which is about the nuclear industry’s claim that nuclear power has a role in climate change mitigation. Click here to read more Click here to to download our Briefing Paper entitled Why Nuclear is Not an Answer to … Continue reading

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe, not economically sound, not insurable, not sustainable. It is tainted with corruption.

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) located in Morong, Bataan was constructed during the martial law regime of then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Westinghouse was contracted to build this light water reactor, designed to produce 621 megawatts of electricity as response to the growing energy requirements of the country. While the original loan was $600M … Continue reading

Why the rush for BNPP?

The Kalikasan Institute raises concerns why there is a rush by proponents of H.B. 4631 seeking the recommissioning of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). The Philippines is endowed with sufficient renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal that if sufficiently developed as intended by the recently passed Renewable Energy Law will … Continue reading

BNPP not safe and too expensive to rehabilitate

GREEN CONVERGENCE tells Congress citing results of a classified government-commissioned four-year extensive study from 1988 to 1992. GREEN CONVERGENCE, an alliance of greens, environmental and civil society organizations, in a letter sent to the House Committee on Appropriations and Energy last night demanded that the committee open up a closed-door meeting today at 2pm on … Continue reading

The case against Nuclear Power

When the true costs of nuclear energy are compared to the true benefits of renewable energy technologies, the choice is almost too obvious. In a world on a quest for energy security and solutions to climate change, investment in nuclear power makes little sense. The real solutions to the energy security and climate change are available now. … Continue reading

Critique on proposed bill on BNPP commissioning

This critique is purely legal and addresses solely questions on the legality of certain provisions of the Bill, using international law, the Philippine Constitution and current legislation already in force and effect. Apart from an evaluation of the legal challenges against the Bill, there needs to be a review as to why the Bataan Nuclear … Continue reading

Seven Reasons against the Revival of BNPP

The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) represents the flawed and wasteful programs and policies that have resulted in untold suffering, poverty, and environmental degradation. It symbolizes the people’s resistance against administrations’ practices of rent-seeking and cronyism across decades. Today the proponents of House Bill 4631 are pushing for the immediate rehabilitation, commissioning and commercial operation … Continue reading