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Fusion Energy Gets a Boost With Novel Plasma Control Technique

Fusion Energy Gets a Boost With Novel Plasma Control Technique

Researchers have successfully combined two…

Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Breakthrough in Fusion Research Brings New Nuclear Power Source Closer

Mar 28, 2014 at 16:01 | John Daly

Nuclear fusion has similarities to conventionally produced nuclear power in that it produces zero carbon electric power, but its big advantage over fission nuclear power is that it generates no…

How Will Crimea Influence Iran Talks?

Mar 18, 2014 at 17:38 | Nick Cunningham

Talks are resuming in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear program between Iran and the P5+1 – China, France, Russia, the U.K., the U.S. and Germany. The interim deal agreed…

Will the U.S. Follow the U.K. Into Power Shortages?

Feb 19, 2014 at 18:14 | Llewellyn King

As Britain endeavors to build new nuclear power plants to avert an electric crisis in 20 years -- with the retirement of nearly all the nation's installed capacity, as it…

Government Will Need to Save Nuclear in the U.S.

Feb 05, 2014 at 16:24 | Llewellyn King

Who is going to finance advanced drugs? Who is going to guarantee the electric supply in 30 years? Whisper this: It will be the government.In these two areas…

Despite Setbacks South Korea Commits to Nuclear Power

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:15 | Nick Cunningham

South Korea gave a green light on January 29 to a $7 billion plan to build two new nuclear reactors, a sign that Korea will push forward with nuclear…

Industrial Heat Acquires E-Cat Technology, Opening Commercial LENR Frontier

Jan 27, 2014 at 17:04 | Frank Acland

A major development in the story of LENR (low energy nuclear reactions, aka 'cold fusion') broke on Friday afternoon from Raleigh, North Carolina, with start-up Industrial Heat, LLC's announcement via…

US Sailors Sue for Illnesses they Believe Caused by Fukushima

Jan 22, 2014 at 16:50 | John Daly

On 12 March 2011 the six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi complex, owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc., approximately 150 miles north of Tokyo, was effectively destroyed by a tsunami that followed…

This Unpronounceable Name Could Unlock a Major Uranium Prize

Jan 17, 2014 at 18:08 | Editorial Dept

A new government has been born in Africa. One that could re-light hope for one of the most interesting uranium projects that never was.The place is Madagascar. Which…

U.S. Desire for Short Term Profit could Lead to Nuclear Power Implosion

Jan 13, 2014 at 16:25 | Brian Westenhaus

An American Physical Society group chaired by Roy Schwitters reports that if U.S. nuclear plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of…

Why has Nuclear Power become so Important to Saudi Arabia?

Jan 10, 2014 at 12:56 | MINING.com

Saudi Arabia – known for its massive oil resources – is making a serious push for a different kind of energy: Nuclear power.Last week the country signed…

DOE Announces Funding for Small Nuclear Reactors

Dec 13, 2013 at 18:43 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has selected NuScale Power as its second winner in the agency’s public-private partnership program to support the development of small modular…

Andrea Rossi’s Official ECAT Website Ready to Accept Orders for 1MW Unit

Dec 02, 2013 at 16:59 | Brian Westenhaus

Andrea Rossi, founder, leader, and technology driver at Leonardo Corporation has opened the ECAT LENR device’s web site where pre-orders can be made.  For those concerned about the risks,…

The Iranian Nuclear Deal and Its Effect on Oil Markets

Nov 25, 2013 at 18:11 | Rory Johnston

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program made significant progress on Sunday when negotiators reached a tentative deal. With the world’s fourth largest oil reserves and second largest natural gas reserves, any…

Foreign Investment Sought for Turkey’s First Nuclear Power Plant

Nov 21, 2013 at 17:01 | John Daly

Despite the catastrophe that overwhelmed Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s six reactor Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on 11 March 2011, the global energy community has cautiously decided to press forward…

Poland Plans Nuclear Future, Despite Public Wariness

Nov 15, 2013 at 18:03 | John Daly

Poland, currently hosting a global conference on climate change, remains steadfastly wedded to fossil fuels.Poland is the second largest coal producer in Europe, exceeded only by Germany. In…

Despite PR Push, Nuclear Still Faces Uphill Battle

Nov 14, 2013 at 17:17 | Nick Cunningham

Earlier this month several highly respected climate scientists sent a letter to environmental groups urging them to support nuclear power as a solution to climate change. The letter predictably set…

Outcry as Canada Considers Nuclear Waste Facility on US Border

Nov 14, 2013 at 17:15 | Charles Kennedy

Canadian plans for a large nuclear waste facility on the US border are triggering a cross-border public outcry and a looming diplomatic backlash. Canada is planning to build…

What Could be Bigger than Shale -- How about LENR?

Nov 11, 2013 at 17:28 | Frank Acland

If you scan the energy news headlines these days one of the themes that comes up repeatedly is the shale revolution. Technological advancements and capital investment are making possible the…

UK Reviving European Nuclear Energy at High Costs

Nov 04, 2013 at 17:06 | Global Risk Insights

The British government recently made a deal with French-owned EDF, Arriva and Chinese investors to continue with the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset. This represents…

Energy Starved Jordan to go Nuclear

Nov 01, 2013 at 18:30 | John Daly

It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, situated in one of the world’s most volatile neighborhoods. Just consider its neighbors – to the west,…

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