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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Uranium Is Gaining Interest On Reddit’s Most Notorious Investment Forum

Sep 22, 2021 at 12:35 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear advocates point out that the much-maligned form of energy production is actually one of the safest out there. And, importantly, nuclear energy production has a virtually nonexistent…

Energy Markets Bet Against Nuclear As Election Nears In Japan

Sep 08, 2021 at 11:32 | Haley Zaremba

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga shocked the world on Friday when he announced that he will be stepping down and declining to seek…

Is The World Investing Enough In Nuclear Fusion Research?

Sep 07, 2021 at 14:42 | Haley Zaremba

The old cliched joke in newsrooms used to be: “Nuclear fusion is 30 years away...and always will be.” While that cheeky adage has…

Nuclear Will Play A Vital Role In The Global Energy Transition

Aug 27, 2021 at 10:12 | ZeroHedge

The world’s energy needs are growing with its population. However, as Visual Capitalist's Govind Bhutada details below, achieving a net-zero carbon economy while…

Why Nuclear Fusion Is Still The Holy Grail Of Clean Energy

Aug 24, 2021 at 10:23 | Haley Zaremba

Just 100 years ago, when English mathematician and astronomer Arthur Eddington suggested that the stars power themselves through a process of merging atoms to create energy, heat, and…

New Breakthrough Sparks Hope For Nuclear Fusion Ambitions

Aug 23, 2021 at 10:30 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The decades-long dream of scientists to replicate the reaction of nuclear fusion of hydrogen atoms in the Sun just took a major step toward reality after U.S. scientists…

Can ‘Nuclear’ Hydrogen Become Competitive?

Aug 16, 2021 at 07:08 | Vanand Meliksetian

The appeal of nuclear power in the Western world has dropped significantly after the disaster with Japan's Fukushima power plant. It fueled the skepticism of taxpayers and the…

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…

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