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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Nuclear Energy Granted A State-Sponsored Lifeline In The U.S.

Oct 23, 2020 at 17:33 | Haley Zaremba

For the past several decades, the United States has been the poster child for the ailing state of the nuclear industry. The nuclear sector in the U.S. is…

The World’s Growing Nuclear Waste Dilemma

Oct 15, 2020 at 12:05 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear energy has long been touted as a promising form of energy production for a decarbonizing global economy. Nuclear power is efficient, it’s established, and it has zero…

The Battle Between Renewables And Nuclear Is Heating Up

Oct 09, 2020 at 16:32 | Irina Slav

Many proponents of a zero-emission grid are firm opponents to nuclear power. It is not emission-free, they argue. It is dangerous because it uses radioactive materials. Now, one…

The Biggest Obstacle For Nuclear Energy

Oct 06, 2020 at 17:39 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear has long been touted as one of the most promising”clean” energy alternatives to fossil fuels. As a form of energy production with zero carbon emissions, it’s commonly…

MIT Scientists: Nuclear Fusion Energy Could Be Closer Than Thought

Oct 02, 2020 at 17:03 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The decades-old dream of many scientists and science fiction writers may come true at some point over the next decade.  Researchers at MIT and a startup…

Are “Energy Communities” The Future Of Renewables?

Sep 30, 2020 at 12:47 | Haley Zaremba

There is a new emerging trend in renewable energy with a rather idyllic sounding name: energy communities. These communities are designed as a model for the brave new…

NASA Doubles Down On Nuclear Fusion Ambitions

Sep 28, 2020 at 11:31 | Jon LeSage

Energy analysts tend to agree that nuclear fusion will have to replace fission at power plants to bring back more support for nuclear as a clean energy source.…

Why Is Nuclear Energy So Expensive?

Sep 25, 2020 at 16:24 | Haley Zaremba

We all knew that 2020 would be an incredibly tough year for nuclear energy. In the United States, the sector has been on the decline for years, saddled…

Could Thorium Revive The Nuclear Energy Industry?

Sep 25, 2020 at 16:24 | Alex Kimani

For decades, the nuclear energy sector has been regarded as the black sheep of the alternative energy market thanks to a series of high-profile disasters

The Nuclear Sector Gets A State-Sponsored Lifeline

Sep 16, 2020 at 13:28 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ nuclear sector is in trouble. And it has been for years now. While the United States remains the largest producer of nuclear energy in the…

UAE’s Nuclear Power Pivot Comes At A High Cost

Sep 09, 2020 at 14:00 | Viktor Katona

The United Arab Emirates have just become the first Arab nation to operate a nuclear plant as its 5.6GW Barakah nuclear plant achieved criticality on its Unit…

Nuclear Power Could Win Big In U.S. Elections

Sep 01, 2020 at 11:04 | Jon LeSage

The world’s largest nuclear power market is ready to gain more government backing for the energy — no matter who wins in November. For nearly a half century, the Democratic…

High Profile Nuclear Reactor Rollout Faces 3-Year Delay

Aug 26, 2020 at 13:57 | Haley Zaremba

The U.S. nuclear industry, with a fleet of plants already outdated and a bit shabby, has never been able to recover from the market’s inundation with cheap fossil…

America’s Ageing Nuclear Fleet Underprepared For Climate Change

Aug 21, 2020 at 17:01 | Haley Zaremba

The United States is not only one of the first and foremost nuclear powers of the world, it has also long been the nuclear powerhouse of the planet,…

Europe’s Biggest Coal Nation Could Soon Go Nuclear

Aug 20, 2020 at 13:34 | Viktor Katona

Every severe economic crisis shakes the basic foundations of seemingly mainstream policies and ideas and makes one wonder whether the recession’s impact could have been mitigated by timely and ambitious…

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…

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