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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

U.S. Nuclear Power May Not Have A Role In Energy Transition After All

Jul 29, 2021 at 10:00 | Charles Kennedy

Exelon plans to shut down two Illinois nuclear power plants that it previously sought to keep afloat with state subsidies—and the reasons behind the shutdown raises questions as to the…

Is The Fear Of Nuclear Energy Justified?

Jul 23, 2021 at 12:05 | ZeroHedge

Many of the world’s political leaders and people of influence have made it very clear that they view climate change as an existential crisis. President Joe Biden in…

The Renewable Energy Waste Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think

Jul 22, 2021 at 10:39 | Irina Slav

Waste disposal is not a popular topic of discussion in the media when it comes to renewable energy. Most of the coverage that solar and wind power is…

Azerbaijan Desperately Needs To Diversify Its Energy Portfolio

Jul 21, 2021 at 09:27 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan risks significant economic shocks in the future if it continues to rely heavily on oil and gas as the main pillar of its economy, a new report…

Bitcoin Miners Embrace Nuclear Power

Jul 20, 2021 at 11:45 | Haley Zaremba

It’s time for Bitcoin miners to get serious about downsizing their carbon footprint. The worldwide cryptocurrency production sector is eating up an almost unfathomable amount of energy --…

Iran Restarts Its Only Nuclear Plant After Emergency Shutdown

Jul 05, 2021 at 12:35 | RFE/RL staff

Iran's sole nuclear power plant has been brought back online after an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, its manager told state media early on July 5.

UK Government Must Keep Investing In Nuclear Power Capacity

Jun 30, 2021 at 11:03 | City A.M

The UK government has today been urged to make sure that the country has at least 10 gigawatts of operational nuclear capacity by the early 2030s as the…

Leak Reported At Chinese Nuclear Power Plant

Jun 14, 2021 at 10:01 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A nuclear power plant in southeastern China could turn into an “imminent radiological threat,” the part owner of the facility, a French company, has told the United States, CNN

Buffett And Gates Are Building A Nuclear Plant In Coal Country

Jun 04, 2021 at 16:59 | Felicity Bradstock

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have chosen a top U.S. coal-producing state as the location for a new kind of nuclear reactor, using Natrium as its power source. …

China Boasts Successful Nuclear Fusion

May 31, 2021 at 11:08 | Irina Slav

Chinese media have reported that researchers working on a nuclear fusion project have succeeded in holding plasma of 120 million degrees Celsius for close to two minutes. Chinese daily Global…

Will The U.S. Nuclear Industry Finally Get Government Help?

May 27, 2021 at 12:09 | Vanand Meliksetian

Nuclear energy is a contentious subject in the western world where its future looks increasingly bleak. While nuclear power plants are still the biggest source of carbon-free electricity in most…

Are The Risks Of Nuclear Energy Overblown?

May 21, 2021 at 15:55 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy is all about control. The process by which we generate nuclear power, after all, is not so different from the mechanics that take place to trigger…

The World Is One Step Closer To Commercial Nuclear Fusion

Apr 09, 2021 at 16:14 | Haley Zaremba

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is the largest nuclear fusion experiment in the world. The megaproject is a collaborative effort funded and run by seven members: the…

Uranium Prices Poised To Rally

Apr 02, 2021 at 17:04 | MINING.com

The uranium market is emerging from years in the doldrums as the overhang from the nuclear disaster in Japan is cleared and global demand picks up steam. 

Europe Divided Over The Future Of Nuclear

Feb 17, 2021 at 12:00 | Tatiana Serova

In Western Europe, nuclear energy is being hit by a political and ideological storm. The refusal to integrate it into the “green investment” label of the European taxonomy was yet…

Can Nuclear Power Make A Comeback This Decade?

Feb 05, 2021 at 16:44 | Viktor Katona

2020 will go down in the history of energy as one of the worst examples of the global economy swiftly tanking in almost complete unison, virtually every region…

Will China Win The Nuclear Fusion Race?

Dec 07, 2020 at 15:00 | Haley Zaremba

China is on a quest for world domination. Beijing has been making assertive moves into global energy markets for a while now, stepping into energy market power vacuums…

China Installs ‘Artificial Sun’ To Test Fusion Power

Dec 04, 2020 at 16:33 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China has successfully installed an "artificial sun" device designed to test nuclear fusion processes, Chinese state media reported on Friday.  The…

Process Banned By President Carter Could Solve U.S. Nuclear Waste Problem

Nov 17, 2020 at 09:16 | Irina Slav

The reprocessing of nuclear waste—a banned process—could solve the problem of its buildup in the United States, according to the head of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Maria Korsnick. "Reprocessing…

Will Japan Ever Reboot Its Nuclear Industry?

Nov 13, 2020 at 16:45 | Viktor Katona

Nearly a decade following the Fukushima Daiichi 2011 nuclear disaster, Japan is trying to reassess its energy prospects. One of the most energy dependent economies globally, nuclear energy…

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