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Despite Criticism, Prime Minister May Gives Go-Ahead To Hinkley Point

Sep 15, 2016 at 11:47 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Prime Minister May on Thursday approved construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear facility despite much publicized design flaws, delays, criticism and cost overruns. This should not have…

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Britain’s Nuclear Future Threatened By Espionage And The Brexit

Aug 12, 2016 at 17:11 | Gregory Brew

The drama of Britain’s stalled nuclear facility at Hinkley Point C grew more Shakesperean this week, with the Chinese firm involved in its construction now under investigation…

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New York Nuclear Plants Deemed A “Public Necessity”

Aug 06, 2016 at 10:06 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Last week the New York Public Service Commission approved a Clean Energy Standard for the state. The two key components are a mandate for 50 percent renewables by…

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Why The UK Postponed This Nuclear Megaproject

Aug 05, 2016 at 21:52 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Late last week UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, told France’s Hollande that she wanted more time to review the Hinkley Point nuclear project. The Board of EDF, the…

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Middle East Still Not Ready For Nuclear Power

Jul 22, 2016 at 18:02 | Irina Slav

Nuclear energy is slowly building, or rather, rebuilding its reputation as a cleaner, more cost-efficient alternative to hydrocarbons, with new and safer technology being developed and the…

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The U.S. Is Losing Its Most Potent Weapon Against Climate Change

Jul 19, 2016 at 15:22 | Llewellyn King

Just when it needs it most, the United States is losing its most potent weapon in the fight against climate change. One nuclear plant has been closed in…

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Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

Jul 06, 2016 at 18:00 | James Stafford

Let’s for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That’s a tough one but let’s try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, no worries…

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Tensions Between India And Pakistan May Rise Over Nuclear Deal

Jul 04, 2016 at 15:02 | Global Risk Insights

Nuclear Suppliers Group backgrounder At the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the U.S. in May 2016, the closer relationship between the U.S. and…

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China Pushes Nuclear Power In Moldova

Jul 01, 2016 at 18:39 | Eurasianet

China appears willing to help Moldova become a nuclear power. But for now officials in Chi?in?u seem hesitant to go all-in on atomic energy.  Chinese representatives from the…

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Lets Stop Pretending Nuclear Power Is Commercially Viable

Apr 29, 2016 at 16:38 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

First its new president, Jean-Bernard Levy, said French state utility EDF would delay a decision on its joint French-Chinese nuclear project in the UK, Hinkley Point.…

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