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Uranium Sector Hit by Mining Safety Fears

May 31, 2010 at 13:49 | Dave Forest

Just going through the usual heap of news that piles up over the weekends. A tiny article from the Brisbane Times caught my attention. It has some huge implications. The…

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Saudi Arabia to Build the First Nuclear Power Station in the Gulf States

Apr 22, 2010 at 19:00 | Business Insider

The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a new section of its capital Riyadh is set to be powered solely by nuclear energy. This will be the first nuclear power…

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Duelling Conferences Debate Role of Nuclear Power

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Nuclear power is an important part of the solution to global warming, claimed one conference in Paris last week. No, asserted another conference outside Berlin, nuclear power is not an…

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Two Important Observations About Nuclear Energy

Feb 11, 2010 at 20:44 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several years ago I gave a lecture on oil in Paris, and everything went well until I put in a good word for nuclear energy. That was when the scowls…

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Will India Become the Largest Nuclear Energy Producer in the World?

Jan 22, 2010 at 17:51 | Economywatch

It is a sobering thought. In 2006, according to the UN, India was the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide (C02, or greenhouse gas) in the world. At that time,…

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Forget Solar & Wind Power High Lipid Algae and Nuclear Fission Show Greater Promise

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:05 | Editorial Dept

Both solar and wind power are creative ideas that may one day prove to be of value, but sadly, after 40 years of concerted efforts, they’ve thus far not delivered…

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Environmentalists Admit Being Wrong for 40 Years - Shackles of Nuclear Power Being Removed

Nov 30, 2009 at 17:10 | Llewellyn King

Although very little happened, Nov. 24 was a red letter day for the nation's nuclear power industry. No new nuclear reactors were purchased, no breakthrough in treating nuclear waste was…

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Nuclear Energy: Safe Clean and Efficient - Leave Chernobyl in the Past

Nov 27, 2009 at 14:57 | Editorial Dept

Oil, oil, toil and trouble: As oil prices hover in the high $70's per barrel, market commentators wonder how long Americans can maintain their dependence on fossil fuels. Solar, Wind, Biofuels –…

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Nuclear Fusion - The Answer To All Of Our Energy Needs?

Oct 27, 2009 at 18:28 | Editorial Dept

As far back as pre-historical times, mankind has always been fascinated with the energy supplying ability of the sun to provide the warmth and light needed to sustain life on…

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What exactly is Nuclear power and how does it work

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Nuclear power has once again found itself in the headlines, but this time it’s not for a disaster such as Chernobyl or three mile island, but as a potential saviour…

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