Ecomodernists comment on draft Nuclear law

Ecomodernist Society of Finland gave official commentary to the draft of the new Finnish nuclear law, highlighting the need for enabling development of advanced nuclear designs and small modular reactors, as well as the need to enable more flexible treatment and use of spent nuclear fuel. Below is a translation of the full comment. *** The … More Ecomodernists comment on draft Nuclear law

Swiss people said no to populist fearmongering – Nuclear power has a future

From climate perspective, one of the most important votes of the year in Europe just took place in Switzerland on 27th of Nov 2016. It was a referendum organized by the local environmental party, where they tried to force the early closure (after 45 years of operating) of the Swiss nuclear fleet and forbid any … More Swiss people said no to populist fearmongering – Nuclear power has a future

Sveitsin kansa sanoi ei perättömälle pelottelulle – Ydinvoima saa jatkaa

Suomen mediassa tätä ei ole hirveästi noteerattu, mutta viikonloppuna Sveitsin kansa äänesti ilmaston kannalta jopa kohtalokkaasta asiasta. Paikallinen ympäristöpuolue oli saanut läpi kansalaisäänestys-aloitteen siitä, tulisiko Sveitsin nykyiset ydinreaktorit sulkea ennenaikaisesti 45 vuoden käytön jälkeen, ja kaikki ydinenergia kieltää hamaan tulevaisuuteen. Ilmaston kannalta kauheampaa aloitetta on vaikea kuvitella – paitsi ehkä jos Sveitsin Vihreät olisi ajanut … More Sveitsin kansa sanoi ei perättömälle pelottelulle – Ydinvoima saa jatkaa

Switzerland on the brink of a terrible climate mistake

Swiss Greens have initiated a national referendum that would be about as bad a move for Climate Change as one can possibly imagine on any national scale. They are proposing an early shutdown of the current fleet and an eternal ban on anything nuclear power in Switzerland. Swiss have one of the cleanest electricity in … More Switzerland on the brink of a terrible climate mistake

Podcast: Going Nuclear with Rauli Partanen

Rauli, co-founder and vice chair of Ecomodernist Society of Finland, recently participated in a lively discussion about nuclear power and climate change with the wonderfully named Trolling with Logic -podcast. That podcast has since become the most downloaded program they have! So go check what all the fuzz is about here. *** Ekomodernistien vara-pj ja … More Podcast: Going Nuclear with Rauli Partanen

What is Ecomodernism? – Janne Korhonen explains

One of our co-founders recently gave a presentation about Ecomodernism – what is it, its brief history, the motivations behind its birth and its basic guiding principles. The video is in English, and has Finnish subtitles. Originally posted at Gaia-blog (in Finnish, thanks Kaj for filming and editing!) Oheisella videolla yksi Suomen Ekomodernistien perustajista Janne … More What is Ecomodernism? – Janne Korhonen explains