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Russia Leverages Its Nuclear Expertise in Africa

Russia Leverages Its Nuclear Expertise in Africa

Despite Western sanctions, Russia is…

Princeton Scientists Unveil Breakthrough in Fusion Reactor Technology

Princeton Scientists Unveil Breakthrough in Fusion Reactor Technology

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers…

Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

The Progress made in the Different Fields of Nuclear Fusion

Jun 08, 2012 at 16:45 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Feasible fusion power – the carrot before the donkey?When I was about 10, I recall hearing that nuclear fusion power would become a reality "in about thirty years".…

Pakistan Chooses Nuclear Energy over Climate Change in New Budget

Jun 06, 2012 at 16:50 | SciDev SciDev

Pakistan's 44 per cent hike in outlay for atomic energy in its 2012–2013 budget contrasts with a massive drop in funds for crop research and overshadows a much smaller hike…

Pressure to go Green is Leading to Higher Energy Prices

Jun 04, 2012 at 17:45 | Dave Summers

As the United States continues through the interminable process that will end with the national elections in November, the continued poor state of the economy is playing an increasing part…

Japan Shuts Down Last Nuclear Plant - What Now?

May 11, 2012 at 09:25 | John Daly

On 5 May Hokkaido Electric Power shut down the No. 3 reactor at the utility's Tomari Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Hokkaido village of Tomari, the last of Japan’s…

Overcoming the Impossible: Developing Nuclear Fusion

May 08, 2012 at 19:47 | Brian Westenhaus

The ITER project, an acronym for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor,  seeks to do the possible with impractical tools. There is no doubt that humanity can accomplish fusion in a…

Uranium Stocks are Massively Undervalued

May 04, 2012 at 19:27 | Simit Patel

Sell-offs in today’s increasingly volatile markets can be lethal to those psychologically and financially not prepared for such fluctuations, but for the prepared, it is simply more than an opportunity…

A Wealth of New Uranium Deposits Discovered around the World

May 03, 2012 at 12:51 | Brian Westenhaus

The Athabasca basin of Canada hosts some of the world’s largest and highest-grade uranium mines of similar aged rocks. Last week Fission Energy Corp. and its 50% joint venture…

Mother Nature Mugs California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Apr 30, 2012 at 16:54 | John Daly

On 11 March 2011 TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant was rattled by an offshore 9.0 on the Richter scale earthquake. The tremor subsequently generated a tsunami that effectively destroyed the…

Pakistan Nuclear Power Plant in Karachi - Bad Idea

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:26 | John Daly

Pakistan is deep in a power crisis. Quite aside from distressing domestic consumers, the country’s episodic and erratic electrical generating capacity is also nobbling Pakistani exports. Endemic energy shortages have…

U.S. Nuclear Industry Must Find Vast Supplies of Uranium before Next Year

Apr 27, 2012 at 17:12 | Energy Digital

THE SUPPLY CRUNCH Although nuclear power growth will continue to be driven by emerging economies like China, India, South Korea and even Saudi Arabia, the biggest consumer of uranium in…

Japan to Reconsider Nuclear Power in an Attempt to Guarantee Electricity Supply

Apr 11, 2012 at 17:11 | Stuart Burns

Japan is facing an electricity crunch this summer, potentially so severe, that companies such as Komatsu, the world’s No. 2 maker of construction machinery, have said they will move factories…

The Inevitability of the Nuclear Age

Apr 10, 2012 at 13:49 | Simit Patel

I am firmly convinced that one of the best investment opportunities in the world today is in nuclear power. In this article I will discuss why that is, and how…

California's Nuclear Power Woes

Apr 05, 2012 at 17:18 | John Daly

What a difference a year makes. In early 2011, America’s nuclear energy community and its proponents were cautiously hoping that America’s troubled nuclear power industry could experience a renaissance, 32…

Time to Switch to Switchgrass

Apr 03, 2012 at 17:42 | Daniel J. Graeber

Scientists in the United States announced plans to use remote sensing data to map grasslands in and around Nebraska in order to determine what areas are best suited for cellulosic…

German Nuclear Plans Reveal Deep Flaws

Apr 01, 2012 at 19:11 | John Daly

Ten months ago, in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster two months earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would close all of its…

South Korea's Nuclear Energy Dilemma - Salesmanship Post-Fukushima

Mar 28, 2012 at 18:30 | John Daly

Prosperous, energy poor South Korea, largely bereft of indigenous energy resources, is forced to compete in an increasingly turbulent world market. As the U.S. Energy Information Administration notes, “South…

South Africa Strides Towards Nuclear Future - Maybe

Mar 01, 2012 at 20:32 | John Daly

While the 11 March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima has caused a lot of soul searching among many countries with civilian nuclear energy programs, the picture changes when it comes…

Hopes Build for Thorium Nuclear Energy

Feb 29, 2012 at 17:37 | Professor Chris Rhodes

There is much written to the effect that thorium might prove a more viable nuclear fuel, and an energy industry based upon it, than the current uranium-based process which serves…

Another Fukushima Casualty - Japan's Fast Breeder Reactor Program

Feb 27, 2012 at 17:15 | John Daly

The 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that effectively destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Company’s six-reactor Fukushima Daichi complex have claimed another victim, Japan’s fast breeder reactor program. Fukushima’s effect…

The Darker Reality of India’s Nuclear Power Goals

Feb 26, 2012 at 17:16 | John Daly

India is betting heavily on nuclear power to meet its surging energy needs. While India currently has six nuclear power plants (NPPs) with 20 reactors generating 4,780 megawatts, seven other…

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