How in earths name did they succeed with this one!?
Today Greenpeace activists made a visit to the World Energy Congress in Rome, Italy, to protest about the plans to continue allowing CO2 emissions to increase until year 2030 and the nuclear power expansion ideas. Two activists unfurled a five by seven metre banner reading "Stop Nuclear Madness â€“ Energy Revolution Now" during the actual opening ceremony.
Update: Video and more after the jump.
The costs of doubling the number of nuclear reactors around the world could exceed one thousand billion dollars. Yet such a move would fail to achieve any significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, investments need to go into increasing renewable energy capacity and energy efficiency.
"We have less than a decade to halt and reverse the trend of growing emissions of greenhouse gases if we are to head-off the worst impacts of climate change," said Jan Beranek, nuclear campaigner at Greenpeace International, referring to recent scientific warnings on global warming.
"It is time for a true energy revolution not the failed â€˜Alice in Wonderlandâ€˜ nuclear dream of 'power too cheap to meter'," said Beranek.