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Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Confidence in Nuclear Power is on the Rise Again

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:23 | Brian Westenhaus

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced a September telephone survey in a press release suggesting almost two thirds of U.S. adults favor the use of nuclear energy as one of…

Nuclear Power Plants at Risk from a Tsunami

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:15 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium have completed and published their study on nuclear power…

A Giant Step Forward in Nuclear Fusion

Sep 25, 2012 at 17:19 | James Burgess

Fusion reactors heat a plasma of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium under immense pressure until their nuclei overcome the natural force of repulsion and fuse together. Upon fusing they…

Three Mile Island NPP in the News Yet Again - but Nothing to Worry About

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

On 20 September the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant experienced an automatic shutdown at 2:20 p.m.According to TMI NPP spokesman Ralph DeSantis, "There's absolutely no danger…

Japan Steps Away from Nuclear Power

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:48 | John Daly

As Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the endgame for nuclear proponents? As the world slouches into the 21st century, one of the global…

A Disruptive Technology Sets Its Sights on Nuclear Power

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:41 | Llewellyn King

Is nuclear power ready for a truly disruptive technology? One company, with a track record of technology revolution, thinks so.The company has convincing cred: It has revolutionized warfare…

Using a Fusion Fission Hybrid Reactor to Burn Nuclear Waste

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:38 | Al Fin

In the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown, widespread superstition and primal fear regarding nuclear energy has gripped the hearts and minds of politicians, pundits, and faux environmentalists across the planet.…

6 Things to do with Nuclear Waste: None of them Ideal

Sep 12, 2012 at 17:43 | Charles Kennedy

High-level radioactive or nuclear waste is “spent” uranium fuel used in nuclear reactors. This spent fuel is thermally hot and highly radioactive, usually in the form of uranium 235 contained…

French Nuclear "Incident" Raises Concerns

Sep 05, 2012 at 17:46 | John Daly

In the 1960s, as the U.S. “Atoms for Peace” program got into full swing, promoting civilian nuclear electricity propagation, no European country bought into the concept more deeply than France.

Update: Cold Fusion Progress in 2012

Sep 05, 2012 at 17:31 | Brian Westenhaus

Sterling Allen interviewed Michael McKubre of SRI International, the international research lab in Menlo Park, CA in a one and a half hour talk covering a wide range of topics. …

Is India About to Alter the World's Energy Future?

Aug 23, 2012 at 15:10 | Economywatch

Since 1951, the Indian government has somehow managed to fail in every single attempt to reach its annual target of increasing the nation’s electricity production capacity. But while the nation…

The Modern World of Nuclear Generated Electricity

Aug 16, 2012 at 17:17 | Gail Tverberg

The issue of nuclear electricity is a complex one. In this post, I offer a few insights into the nuclear electric situation based on recent reports and statistical data.

UAE, Australia Sign Nuclear Fuel Agreement - Still a Few Bumps in the Road

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:55 | John Daly

First, the good news. On 31 July the United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr…

Yet Another Successful LENR Device Enters the Race

Aug 08, 2012 at 16:56 | Brian Westenhaus

National Instruments, a major U.S. company that produces tools for engineers and scientists offers an annual ‘NI Week’ trade show, this year at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

Nuclear Fast Reactor: The Saviour of Nuclear Power?

Aug 08, 2012 at 16:50 | Breakthrough Institute

Plutonium is the nuclear nightmare. A by-product of conventional power-station reactors, it is the key ingredient in nuclear weapons. And even when not made into bombs, it is a million-year…

India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant - Caveat Emptor

Aug 07, 2012 at 17:05 | John Daly

As India’s nationwide power outage last week showed, the country needs new energy resources – fast. And New Delhi sees nuclear power as a shortcut to alleviating its energy…

IAEA Says Nuclear Energy Will Go From Strength to Strength

Jul 31, 2012 at 17:25 | Breakthrough Institute

Global production of nuclear energy is expected to grow significantly in future years, despite setbacks in Japan and Germany, as China and the United States eyes next-generation reactors.Worldwide…

Fukushima - Local Children Unwitting (and Unwilling) Radioactive Guinea Pigs

Jul 24, 2012 at 18:22 | John Daly

Seventeen months after the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six–reactor complex at its Fukushima Daiichi, discussions continue about the possible effects of the radiation “dusting”…

Using Bacteria to Increase Efficiency of Biofuel Production

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:36 | Futurity

A new way of making biofuel produces 20 times more energy than existing methods by adding bacteria that turn by products into electricity.The results of a new study,…

Jordan Becomes a Nuclear Research Hub, Despite Protests

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:27 | SciDev SciDev

Jordan's ambitions to become a regional nuclear research hub have encountered setbacks following a parliamentary suspension, on 30 May, of the country's nuclear programme and a wave of anti-nuclear protests.

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