ASEAN’s rescue package must abandon expensive nuclear nightmare

Greenpeace activists protested at the main gate of the ASEAN+3 Summit venue in Thailand by launching a large balloon with banners saying “Not for Nukes, $ for Renewable Energy–Climate Action Now.” Greenpeace demanded that government leaders meeting at the ASEAN +3 Summit turn the current financial crisis into an opportunity for addressing runaway climate change … Continue reading

The Renewal of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Summary of Issue Last July 3, 2008, Congress Representative Mark O. Cojuangco, together with other co-authors, initially filed House Bill No. 4631 entitled, “Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Re-Commissioning Act of 2008.” The Bill identified the cost of the revival of BNPP amounting to US$ 1 billion and that the amount would be generated from loans … 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