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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

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…

Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Uranium traders have been stunned by a sudden Chinese effort to corner the supplies in an effort to fuel the world's most ambitious nuclear program. The once moribund market now…

Energy and Politics: Japan and India Discussing a Civilian Nuclear Energy Program

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:17 | Harsh Pant

Japan, long critical of Indian nuclear policy, is discussing a civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement that could be signed by the end of the year when the Indian prime minister…

Here's the Bottom Line on Uranium

Jul 15, 2010 at 07:11 | Dave Forest

It's been an interesting few weeks since I last checked in on uranium. The search for what's next in yellowcake projects has taken me to some out-of-the-way places. Dusty…

India’s Growing Nuclear Industry

Jul 06, 2010 at 03:10 | Frank O'Donnell

Canada’s recent decision to resume civilian nuclear trade with India after an absence of 36 years illustrates how far India has come since the international isolation following its 1974 nuclear…

Legal Panel Thwarts Government Plan to Kill Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump

Jun 30, 2010 at 08:33 | Darrell Delamaide

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission revived plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump at least temporarily when it rejected the Department of Energy’s request to…

Europe’s Nuclear Waste Storage Problems

Jun 01, 2010 at 08:05 | ISN Security Watch

An association based in Switzerland is helping its European neighbours in their search for a good place to dump nuclear waste, Ten nations have enlisted the aid of Baden-based Arius,…

Uranium Sector Hit by Mining Safety Fears

May 31, 2010 at 13:49 | Dave Forest

Just going through the usual heap of news that piles up over the weekends. A tiny article from the Brisbane Times caught my attention. It has some huge implications. The…

Saudi Arabia to Build the First Nuclear Power Station in the Gulf States

Apr 22, 2010 at 19:00 | Business Insider

The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a new section of its capital Riyadh is set to be powered solely by nuclear energy. This will be the first nuclear power…

Duelling Conferences Debate Role of Nuclear Power

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Nuclear power is an important part of the solution to global warming, claimed one conference in Paris last week. No, asserted another conference outside Berlin, nuclear power is not an…

Two Important Observations About Nuclear Energy

Feb 11, 2010 at 20:44 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several years ago I gave a lecture on oil in Paris, and everything went well until I put in a good word for nuclear energy. That was when the scowls…

Will India Become the Largest Nuclear Energy Producer in the World?

Jan 22, 2010 at 17:51 | Economywatch

It is a sobering thought. In 2006, according to the UN, India was the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide (C02, or greenhouse gas) in the world. At that time,…

Forget Solar & Wind Power High Lipid Algae and Nuclear Fission Show Greater Promise

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:05 | Editorial Dept

Both solar and wind power are creative ideas that may one day prove to be of value, but sadly, after 40 years of concerted efforts, they’ve thus far not delivered…

Environmentalists Admit Being Wrong for 40 Years - Shackles of Nuclear Power Being Removed

Nov 30, 2009 at 17:10 | Llewellyn King

Although very little happened, Nov. 24 was a red letter day for the nation's nuclear power industry. No new nuclear reactors were purchased, no breakthrough in treating nuclear waste was…

Nuclear Energy: Safe Clean and Efficient - Leave Chernobyl in the Past

Nov 27, 2009 at 14:57 | Editorial Dept

Oil, oil, toil and trouble: As oil prices hover in the high $70's per barrel, market commentators wonder how long Americans can maintain their dependence on fossil fuels. Solar, Wind, Biofuels –…

Nuclear Fusion - The Answer To All Of Our Energy Needs?

Oct 27, 2009 at 18:28 | Editorial Dept

As far back as pre-historical times, mankind has always been fascinated with the energy supplying ability of the sun to provide the warmth and light needed to sustain life on…

What exactly is Nuclear power and how does it work

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Nuclear power has once again found itself in the headlines, but this time it’s not for a disaster such as Chernobyl or three mile island, but as a potential saviour…

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