Kick Nuclear Statement of Intent
*Who we are :- *Kick Nuclear is a London-based group campaigning against the
UK’s addiction to Nuclear Power. We are part of a UK-wide
network to stop nuclear power. We are committed to exposing
the government’s planned ‘nuclear renaissance’ as dangerous,
expensive and a false solution to climate change.
prejudice.Our long-term aim is to help develop a new energy paradigm in
the form of a sustainable, socially-just, decentralised energy
network based on co-operation, not exploitation.
include non-violent direct action and civil disobedience.
- Our Key Messages and Aims:*
change. We are opposed to the government’s proposed ‘nuclear
renaissance’, starting with Hinkley and Sizewell, as well as
lifetime extensions for existing reactors. We aim to help shut
down the nuclear industry.
Nuclear Power is a dangerous technology; and it can lead to
nuclear weapons proliferation. Nuclear power is also uneconomic
(unable to survive without massive state subsidies even after sixty
years) and dirty, leaving a legacy of toxic radioactive waste that
remains hazardous for thousands of years, for which there is still
no safe long-term storage or management solution.
to a sustainable, low carbon, nuclear-free future. With its focus on
reducing energy use and investing in renewable energy and
energy storage, it is moving forwards, while our government is
taking us backwards,locking us into Nuclear and Fossil Fuel
pay the most for its energy. While the “better off” will be able to
afford the upfront costs of investing in energy saving measures
and small-scale renewables :– domestic insulation, solar panels,
onshore wind, ground-source heat pumps, combined heat and
power, etc ; poorer households will continue to rely on energy
from nuclear and fossil fuel power stations provided by the big
energy companies, leaving them hostage to ever-rising fuel bills.
is clean, green and fair, we recognise the need for society as a
whole to reduce its energy usage and overall levels of
flawed. Instead, we need to progress towards a society founded on
the principles of co-operation and social justice. We are working
towards a vision of a society in which decision-making is
devolved to community level where wealth is fairly distributed
and finite planetary resources shared equitably in a sustainable
power and a groundswell of public opposition to it by building and developing alliances with environmental and other campaigners; mobilising people for action.