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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion

Aug 07, 2020 at 13:14 | RFE/RL staff

Belarus has begun loading fuel into the first of two reactors at its new Russian-built Astravets nuclear power plant, which it says it expects to become

Controversial Russian-Built Nuclear Plant To Start Up In Belarus

Jul 31, 2020 at 17:49 | Viktor Katona

Nowadays it is not very frequent that one would hear of a new nuclear project coming onstream in Europe. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Old Continent’s forthcoming nuclear launch takes…

The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Finally Being Built

Jul 30, 2020 at 15:14 | Alex Kimani

What do The Dark Knight Rises, Back to the Future, Oblivion, and Interstellar have in common? They are sci-fi megahits…

Infinite Carbon-Free Energy Is Closer Than Ever

Jul 17, 2020 at 17:35 | Haley Zaremba

As long as science fiction writers have been imagining it, scientists have been trying to make it a reality. The holy grail of clean energy. The silver bullet…

Small Lab Makes Big Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Tech

Jul 15, 2020 at 12:37 | Jon LeSage

Nuclear power has high hopes of coming back as a serious competitor in the utility sector through nuclear fusion, but it’s been requiring massive investments and several more years of…

Will More Uranium Really Solve America's Nuclear Crisis?

Jun 10, 2020 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ nuclear energy industry has been in dire straits for years now. Despite the fact that nuclear has a huge advantage in the field of clean…

Wind Energy Investment To Overtake Oil & Gas In 2022 In Europe

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:41 | Rystad Energy

The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector…

Can The Nuclear Industry Survive COVID-19?

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:35 | Haley Zaremba

In the United States, nuclear energy just can’t catch a break. Despite the fact that generating carbon-free energy has never been more important, the nuclear energy industry has…

China Plans To Dominate The Global Nuclear Energy Push

Jun 03, 2020 at 13:04 | Haley Zaremba

China has big plans for the nation’s nuclear energy sector. While the nuclear energy targets set by Beijing have been massively delayed, the nation is still on track…

Bill Gates And Big Oil Are Chasing The Nuclear Fusion Dream

Jun 02, 2020 at 10:58 | Jon LeSage

The decades-old debate over nuclear fusion vs. fission is on the edge of a breakthrough as startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems wins over Bill Gates and…

Will America Win The Race For Nuclear Fusion?

Jun 01, 2020 at 13:44 | Anes Alic

An MIT spin-out company is planning to cross the commercial nuclear fusion finish line before anyone else, and big money is backing this game-changing tech that will dictate…

The World's First 3D Printed Nuclear Reactor

May 13, 2020 at 17:05 | Irina Slav

3D printing has been getting a lot of hype as an innovative way of manufacturing everything from keychains, aircraft engine parts, and ventilators. Now, 3D printing is creating a nuclear…

Are Diamonds The Answer To Our Nuclear Waste Problem?

May 07, 2020 at 11:53 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy is often touted as an answer to climate change for its potential as an efficient means of energy production in a decarbonized energy industry of the…

Does Nuclear Power Have A Future?

May 01, 2020 at 16:31 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The discussion today about nuclear energy is nothing short of tribal, two warring camps shouting slogans at each other. This so-called debate reminds us of a

Hydrogen: The Secret To Commercializing Nuclear Fusion

Mar 13, 2020 at 18:15 | Haley Zaremba

Scientists around the world are racing towards a green energy solution that is cheap, efficient, and scalable enough to replace fossil fuels before our carbon-based economy steers us past the…

The Holy Grail Of Clean Energy Is Closer Than Ever

Feb 27, 2020 at 13:01 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear fusion has been seen as the unattainable holy grail of clean energy for decades, but just in the last year it’s been seeming more and more within reach. As…

How To Solve Nuclear Energy’s Biggest Problem

Jan 22, 2020 at 13:17 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear waste is a huge issue and it’s not going away any time soon--in fact, it’s not going away for millions of years. While most types of nuclear waste remain…

Is This The Death Knell For Nuclear?

Jan 17, 2020 at 15:44 | Haley Zaremba

It’s nearly impossible to discuss climate change and the future of the energy industry without discussing nuclear energy. Nuclear energy produces zero carbon emissions, it’s ultra-efficient, it’s already in widespread…

The Unexpected Consequences Of Germany’s Anti-Nuclear Push

Jan 14, 2020 at 11:43 | Irina Slav

Germany, the poster child for renewable energy, sourcing close to half of its electricity from renewable sources, plans to close all of its nuclear power plants by…

Germany Aims To Close All Nuclear Plants By 2022

Dec 30, 2019 at 09:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Germany is going forward with its plan to phase out nuclear reactors by 2022 as another nuclear power plant is going offline on December 31. Power company EnBW…

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