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nuclear energy

17 petitions

Update posted 7 months ago

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No Nuclear Plant near Mida Creek, Kenya!

Mida Creek is a beautiful biodiversity hotspot, home to mangrove forests, that spills into the Watamu Marine Park on the coast in Kilifi County, Kenya.  This pristine area receives free sunshine and strong coastal winds year round, therefore should not be considering installing an expensive, risky Nuclear Power Plant. We are here to petition NuPEA's proposal of a Nuclear Power plant most particularly in Kilifi County but also anywhere in Kenya. The threat of accidents, cancer, as well as the expenses needed to continue to run this endeavour far outweigh the benefits. The region proposed is already facing many socio-economic challenges that far supersede the need of power, like hunger and drought.  Let us focus first on getting the community their basic needs to water and food before considering a massive Nuclear Power plant that will only further depress this region.  Kilifi is a Biodiversity hotspot; home to Arabuko Sokoke Forest; the largest remnant of coastal forest left in East Africa, The Watamu Marine Park and reserve whose coral and fish populations are already severely threatened. Kenya is ripe for a market in regenerative technologies like geothermal, solar, and wind, therefore there is no need to endanger our people, or our wildlife with this expensive, risky eyesore that is Nuclear Energy.   Who wants to see the Mangrove forests destroyed to house nuclear energy plant?  Or furthermore to have to behold a massive concrete structure- that would steal the homes of villagers, migrating birds and impact the lungs of creek; the mangroves. Let us lean in to renewable energy sources, and act on our ability to keep Nuclear Power Plants OUT of KENYA PERIOD. Let us learn from the mistakes of the past and SAY NO to NUCLEAR in Kilifi County, Kenya!

Regenerate Africa
6,299 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Transfer subsidies from fossil-fuel industries to nuclear energy industries

We are a group of AP Government students from Riverview Highschool in Sarasota, FL. We are looking to bring about change in the way our nation produces its energy as a form of political engagement for our class, and we need your help to bring about this change. Our goal is for Congress to move portions of subsidies from oil and gas companies over to nuclear industries, in order to research and build more efficient reactors while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. Today, our nation is reliant on non-renewable resources to generate more than 70% of its electricity, with nuclear reactors only supplying about 18% and decreasing every year. Nuclear power is safer, and far more efficient in producing large amounts of energy, and would be the most desirable choice in meeting the growing energy demands of the future. As Floridians, we will be some of the first to see the effects of a warming climate, with habitat loss and sea-level rise already beginning to take place, which is why we seek to replace polluting energy sources with nuclear alternatives. Nuclear reactors today are far more efficient than other means of electricity production, with most running at a capacity factor of more than 90% (for comparison, coal burning plants only run at about 40% efficiency). Currently, nuclear power plants around the country are beginning to be shut down due to outdated technology, most of which were built during the 50's and 60's. Our hope is that this petition will shed light on the need for efficient energy sources, and that the health of our planet must be secured for future generations.

Aaron Powers
176 supporters