nuclear energy


Myth of Nuclear Power - A Guide

Some lobbyists and politicians carry on the myth that nuclear power is reliable, secure, and a source of unbeatable energy. The newest myth paints nuclear power as the necessary bridging technology to the solar age - in Europe and around the world. To address the myths of nuclear power, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung has commissioned renowned international nuclear experts to deliver reports that provide the public with an overview of current, fact-rich, and nuclear-critical know-how

Ecology & Social Justice

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung promotes sustainable energy options based on social and gender justice and responsive to our joint climate change responsibility and the livable society for our future generation. We believe that a multi-level approach bringing together various key actors and new policies for the generation of renewable energies is crucial for the energy future of Thailand and the Southeast Asian region.

Thai delegation examines alternatives to nuclear power in Germany

The Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011 has raised doubts over the security and reliability of nuclear power once again and showed that even in a highly advanced country like Japan such accidents can happen.In a cooperation between the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin and the regional office in Bangkok, a Thai delegation of experts on renewable energy and energy market regulation traveled to Germany to learn more about the energy turnaround and the challenges that comes with it.

By Saksith Saiyasombut

Nuclear Waste: An Unsolvable Problem

The article is a reflection of a trip to Germany in 2010 in order to learn more about nuclear energy and it's implications for Thailand, as well as the problem of nuclear waste.

By Vorawan Wannalak

Lessons from Fukushima

Mr. Santi Chokechaichamnankit from Nuclear Monitor Thailand visited Japan for the "No Nukes Asia Forum 2011".

By Santi Chokechaichamnankij

No Nukes Asia Forum 2011: Lessons Thailand must learn

Heinrich Boll Stiftung Southeast Asia Regional Office supported seven Thais participating in the No Nukes Asia Forum 2011 during July 29-August 7 to gain insight exposure and be part of regional anti-nuclear movement. The seven Thais included three local villagers from three provinces of Ubon Ratchathanee, Trad and Chumporn, where nuclear power plants are proposed; one nuclear activist, and three media. This article is from a discussion with Mr. Santi Chokechaichamnankit, Nuclear Monitor, Thailand.

Debates about the nuclear future in Thailand

In 2010 the Government of Thailand adopted the Power Development Plan. It provides the construction of five nuclear power plants. But the nuclear disaster in Japan has opened up the discussion about the nuclear future of Thailand again.

By Jost Pachaly

Voices from Thai Local Communities: Nuclear Is Not the Option for Thailand

Sustainable Energy Network Thailand (SENT), Nuclear Monitor, MeeNET, Greenpeace Southeast Thailand and Heinrich Boll Stiftung (hbs) together organized a forum on March 15, 2011, Bangkok, to exchange knowledge and update each other on the nuclear situation in Japan which would bring about the lessons and precautions that Thailand should take in its decision to go nuclear.