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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The Economics of Nuclear Power

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:09 | Daily Energy Report

When considering various sources of power, it is important to note that the analysis of power generation costs is a complex process that is highly dependent upon the location of…

Germany and the Nuclear Future

Jun 08, 2011 at 07:39 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Lets start with the bottom line, or what I usually call ‘The Message’ While Germany might temporarily abandon nuclear facilities located in Germany, they will never abandon electricity generated in…

Are Uranium Prices Ready to Rally?

May 30, 2011 at 08:13 | Angel Publishing

Say what you will about nuclear energy... But it's not going away. Not as smart investors realize Chinese demand far outweighs Japan's nuclear woes. As a result, the biggest drop…

Fukushima a stake through nuclear industry’s heart

May 25, 2011 at 09:27 | John Daly

Despite the managed media campaign by Tokyo Electric Company, the Japanese government and nuclear industry flacks worldwide, the 11 March 9.0 on the Richter scale earthquake, followed by a tsunami…

Panic in The Nuclear Streets

May 22, 2011 at 22:24 | Ferdinand E. Banks

In my forthcoming textbook Energy and Economic Theory (2011), the last chapter contains a section called ‘On the Sunny Side of the Nuclear Street’, which is a shortened version of…

Full Speed Ahead for China’s Nuclear Program

May 09, 2011 at 22:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

To say that the partial meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima plant has put a chill on the global nuclear industry would be a vast understatement. Lead stock Cameco (CCJ)…

India Should Look to Australia to Satisfy its Growing Demand for Uranium

May 09, 2011 at 22:01 | ISN Security Watch

While India maintains that nuclear power is the best way to address its growing energy needs, it does not possess sufficient uranium to meet demand. Australia would make an ideal…

Ukraine’s Nuclear Safety and Uranium Production Back in the Spotlight

Apr 26, 2011 at 09:02 | Taras Berezowsky

The world observes the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster (April 26th, 1986) today, the worst nuclear accident in history. The Fukushima debacle in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami…

On the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster Old Nuclear Fears are Awakened

Apr 25, 2011 at 09:27 | RFE/RL staff

When reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded 25 years ago, it seemed nuclear power might die with it. Around the world, people recoiled in horror as…

The Nuclear Industry Took a Wrong Turn: Could Fukushima Have Been Prevented?

Apr 19, 2011 at 08:21 | Kurt Cobb

Nuclear researchers knew long ago that reactor designs now in wide use had already been bested in safety by another design. Why did the industry turn its back on that…

Can Asia Live Without Nuclear Power

Apr 18, 2011 at 10:36 | Stuart Burns

Every time there is a spike in the cost of energy such as the ’73 crisis and the ’79/80 oil price spike — and then again in ‘07/08 — alternative…

Completely Wrong About Nuclear Power

Apr 13, 2011 at 09:04 | 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…

Nuclear Waste Storage in the Spotlight Following Fukushima

Apr 11, 2011 at 09:08 | Stuart Burns

Events at Fukushima in Japan have put the spotlight not just on nuclear power as a source of energy, but on the storage of nuclear waste. Some of the gravest…

Spent Nuclear Fuels Could Provide an Economic Opportunity for the UK

Apr 06, 2011 at 07:00 | Jess McCabe

The UK should turn its stockpiles of spent nuclear fuel into a £10 billion ($16 billion) economic opportunity, according to a report from the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment.…

Extent of Nuclear Disaster Still Unknown as Rescue Teams Struggle to Regain Control

Apr 04, 2011 at 01:47 | RFE/RL staff

After three weeks of efforts to regain control of Japan's damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, several bits of bad news this week showed the job could…

Is Thorium the Future of Nuclear Power

Mar 31, 2011 at 04:44 | Stuart Burns

So following the near meltdown of several reactors at Fukushima Nuclear Power, it’s dead is it? Well, to follow one FT article, you could be mistaken for thinking that…

Nuclear Power: Down but Certainly not Out

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:10 | SciDev SciDev

The World Still Needs Nuclear Power — But it Must be Safer and More Transparent Earlier this month, an explosion in the energy sector caused immense destruction, costing the lives…

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster May Damage US Clean Energy Ambitions

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:34 | Gloria Gonzalez

The near-meltdown of nuclear reactors in Japan may derail already shaky prospects for a US clean energy standard (CES) and an expansion of the US nuclear fleet. Prospects for a…

Is loss of electricity a risk for spent nuclear fuel?

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:13 | Gail Tverberg

The usual plan for spent nuclear fuel in the United States is to transfer it to a cooling pool and then after some time to transfer it to dry cask…

Thorium: The Future of Nuclear Energy?

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

97% of world market supplies of rare earth elements (REEs) come from China and look to become insecure in regard to meeting "green" energy targets, since exports of REEs are…

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