Stephen Tindale

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Stephen Tindale was the Executive Director of Greenpeace in the United Kingdom until 2005.[1] He is the co-founder of the organisation Climate Answers, and Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Reform.


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 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

On leaving Greenpeace Tindale also endorsed Genetically Modified (GM) foods.[5] Greenpeace remain opposed to GM.

His past roles have included Senior Research Fellow on environment and energy at the Institute for Public Policy Research.


  1. ^ Edemariam, Aida (19 May 2005). "Portrait: Greenpeace executive director Stephen Tindale". The Guardian (London). 
  2. ^ Connor, Steve (23 February 2009). "Nuclear power? Yes please". The Independent (London). 
  3. ^ "Europe's handicapped nuclear revival". Net Resources International (a division of SPG Media Limited). 19 September 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Thorium: How to save Europe's nuclear revival
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