Tindale is noted for his recent U-turn on nuclear power. Along with three other persons who have been involved with the environmental movement, Chris Smith, Mark Lynas and Chris Goodall, he is now lobbying for privately owned multinational chemicals company INEOS in favour of nuclear power. He considers that the need to overcome the dangers of rising carbon emissions and subsequent global warming requires a rethinking of anti-nuclear positions amongst the environmental movement. In addition to current nuclear technology, Tindale supports the research and development of the thorium fuel cycle in molten salt reactors to reduce nuclear waste output and increase safety.
His past roles have included Senior Research Fellow on environment and energy at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
- Tindale, Stephen. "Why I have joined the Alvin Weinberg Foundation". The Alvin Weinberg Foundation. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Ruz, Camila (25 September 2015). "Why does the UK need China to build its nuclear plants?". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- Edemariam, Aida (19 May 2005). "Portrait: Greenpeace executive director Stephen Tindale". The Guardian. London.
- Connor, Steve (23 February 2009). "Nuclear power? Yes please...". The Independent. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
- "Europe's handicapped nuclear revival". Net Resources International (a division of SPG Media Limited). 19 September 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
- Thorium: How to save Europe's nuclear revival