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Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion

Controversial Nuclear Plant In Belarus Nears Completion

Belarus’ controversial Russian-built nuclear power…

Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Why Nuclear May Not be the Answer to Oil Shortages

Jan 07, 2011 at 11:04 | Gail Tverberg

If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would like. The big issue I…

Potential Job Boom in Nuclear Energy as Industry is poised for Enormous Growth

Jan 06, 2011 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

One sure thing for future employment is in nuclear.  Now with three decades past the partial meltdown of a reactor at Three Mile Island and further expansion of nuclear power…

Jordan Moving towards a Nuclear Future

Dec 31, 2010 at 10:39 | SciDev SciDev

[AMMAN] Jordan is to enter the nuclear age with the announcement on 9 December that construction of its first nuclear research and training reactor will begin by February next year.…

This is Not Your Fathers Nuclear Power Plant

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

On my recent trip to Oregon I met with venture capital investors in NuScale Power, which is trailblazing, the brave new world of “new” nuclear. Their technology has been pioneered…

China Steps Up Its Nuclear Program

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The Middle Kingdom currently has 12 operational plants generating 12 gigawatts accounting for 2.3% of the country’s power. Another 23 are currently under construction. It plans to add ten a…

Critical Decisions Looming for Japan’s Nuclear Industry

Dec 09, 2010 at 19:12 | Global Intelligence Report

SITUATION: Japan is advancing with plans to reprocess spent nuclear fuel and boost its external nuclear exports. These decisions will impact the conduct of Japan’s global non-proliferation diplomacy. ANALYSIS: Assessing…

Environmentalists Fear Nuclear Waste Treaty Could Turn Russia into a Nuclear Wasteland

Dec 04, 2010 at 10:24 | RFE/RL staff

What should countries do with their nuclear waste? This question has been tormenting scientists and politicians since the early days of nuclear energy. Proposals have ranged from storing radioactive material…

Nuclear Power: Safer, Cheaper, More Reliable and No CO2

Nov 30, 2010 at 10:25 | Al Fin

One of the features of nuclear power which is most attractive to a large segment of the population, is the fact that it does not emit CO2. Among all baseload…

How the Nuclear Renaissance Could Benefit Developing Countries

Nov 27, 2010 at 11:27 | SciDev SciDev

The world is on the brink of a nuclear power renaissance, and developing countries may also benefit, according to researchers. In a study published in Science, British researchers outlined a…

Safety and Security Advantages of Small Nuclear Reactors

Nov 25, 2010 at 10:13 | Al Fin

Ever since Chernobyl, much of the public has been afraid of nuclear power plants. While there are no nuclear plants in Western Europe, North America, or Oceania which are designed…

U.S. Looking to Participate in Armenian Nuclear Energy Project

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:05 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. State Department official says Washington hopes American companies will participate in the construction of a new nuclear power station in Armenia, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Daniel Rosenblum, who…

Nuclear Energy Makes a Comeback

Nov 14, 2010 at 19:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Better drag your leisure suits, bell bottoms, and Bee Gee’s records out the attic. The seventies are about to enjoy a rebirth. The nuclear industry, which has been comatose since…

France and China Begin Strategic Nuclear Partnership

Nov 08, 2010 at 11:42 | RFE/RL staff

France and China have agreed to form what they are calling a "strategic" partnership in civilian nuclear power. The announcement came on November 4 as Chinese President Hu Jintao opened…

Britain and France to Share Nuclear Research Facilities

Nov 03, 2010 at 12:02 | Breffni O'Rourke

The leaders of Britain and France have sealed agreements on a defense partnership between their two nations which is unparalleled in scope. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President…

US Government Agency Faulted in Nuclear Abandonment

Oct 27, 2010 at 10:35 | Llewellyn King

If you are heading north on the Chesapeake Bay, just above where the Patuxent River enters it, and you will see the Cove Point liquefied natural gas terminal and gas…

Carbon Price Alone Cannot Unlock US Nuclear Ambitions

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:09 | Gloria Gonzalez

A federal carbon price would provide a major boost to the US nuclear power industry, but would not solve all its problems, experts said. “That would turn the industry around,”…

Venezuela to Have Their First Nuclear Power Plant

Oct 17, 2010 at 10:03 | RFE/RL staff

Russia and Venezuela have signed an agreement for Russia to build Venezuela's first nuclear power plant. The agreement was signed during a visit by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to Moscow…

Nuclear Power: More Cost Effective Than Wind Energy

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:36 | Brian Westenhaus

If you’re a large electrical user and concerned about just what all the alternative power generation ideas will do to your stockholders, management and labor interests, knowing just what the…

Completely Wrong About Nuclear Energy

Aug 03, 2010 at 11:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

When the subject was oil, my students at the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok) were politely asked to study the situation in the United States. It told me everything I…

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Jul 22, 2010 at 03:42 | Rod Adams

Pick up almost any book about nuclear energy and you will find that the prevailing wisdom is that nuclear plants must be very large in order to be competitive. This…

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