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QuoteA long overdue moment? The UK greens pushing for the nuclear optionGrowing numbers of environmentalists in northern Europe are embracing technology to combat the climate crisis, but in Britain 'ecomodernist' ideas have had a so-far frosty receptionOn 21 May 2022, after hours of impassioned debate, members of Finland's Green party voted to make theirs the first in the world to back nuclear power. Greens in Finland would now campaign not only for the lifespan of current reactors to be extended but also for new plants, with the technology recognised by their manifesto as "sustainable energy".It was a decision that upended decades of environmentalist orthodoxy – by campaigners who, in many cases, cut their teeth in opposition to nuclear. And, for Tea Törmänen, it was the culmination of years of campaigning.She and others in the Finnish Greens for Science and Technology group had argued that only through the adoption of nuclear power and other technologies could human societies decarbonise fast enough to avert climate breakdown. Writing later, the biologist, who is also a former chair of Finland's Ecomodernist Society, said: "For me it was a moment that was long overdue."...Finland is the "gold standard" of what RePlanet hopes to achieve. Not only have ecomodernists there managed to persuade the Green party to adopt nuclear power, but in December the party's council agreed to a dismantling of restrictions on GM. With 20 seats in Finland's parliament, such policy decisions have force.
Quote from: arthwollipot on November 20, 2023, 04:57:55 PMYeah, our Greens are relentlessly oppposed to nuclear energy too. And GMOs. I vote for them because I like all their other progressive policies, but on these two issues I disagree with them.
Quote from: Tassie Dave on November 21, 2023, 09:16:39 PMQuote from: arthwollipot on November 20, 2023, 04:57:55 PMYeah, our Greens are relentlessly oppposed to nuclear energy too. And GMOs. I vote for them because I like all their other progressive policies, but on these two issues I disagree with them.They're also opposed to Hydro-Electric schemes and many proposed Wind Farms.A lot of NIMBYs in the Greens Party